The three different cities we studied illustrate the power of this layered ecosystem approach.
Singapore: Singapore officials say they want it to be a “45-minute city” – meaning people can get from home to their workplace in less than 45 minutes. The government has built the infrastructure for bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT) and mass rapid transit (MRT). (As sustainability is a key goal, city leaders have committed to having a fleet of taxis and public buses using 100% clean energy by 2040.) Singapore has also partnered with the transport company. French transporter Bolloré to develop an electric car sharing program, called BlueSG.
Meanwhile, the Economic Development Board of Singapore, through various public-private partnerships, is working to create an innovative system to take advantage of new mobility services such as self-driving shuttles. requested — in collaboration with the Action Alliance (AfA), an industry-leading coalition — and air taxis, in collaboration with Volocopter. Already a leader in technology between cities, Singapore has been using advanced technology, including smart sensors, connectivity and cloud computingto activate the centralized bus fleet management system, to improve service efficiency.
What is the city doing well?: To achieve its vision of becoming a 45-minute city, Singapore is focusing on building its infrastructure (e.g. it is building multimodal mobility hubs to enable seamless passenger mobility). from one mode of transport to another). The city is developing a strong innovation ecosystem, partnering with many private sector players. Singapore has proactively shaped both the demand side (e.g., congestion fines, vehicle quotas) and the supply side (e.g., non-priority traffic policy), and provides guidance for forward-looking technology (e.g. technical reference for autonomous vehicles).
Istanbul: The city focuses on providing residents with more efficient ways to get around (MRT, LRT and BRT), while expanding roads, highways, and bridges. It is experimenting with technologies such as electronic toll collection systems, and is even considering the possibility of developing flying cars. By adopting an ecosystem approach, the city has penetrated into solving its mobility challenges.
What is the city doing well?: Istanbul is focusing on B2C modes of transportation/services and movable assets to provide a wide range of options for citizens (e.g. MRT, LRT and BRT). To address its unique traffic challenge – the Bosphorus strait separates the Asian and European sides of the city – Istanbul is building underground road tunnels as well as a metro line to reduce congestion on bridges (infrastructure layer). It used the finance and insurance layer to finance capital-intensive infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships.
Brisbane riverside city, is the capital of Queensland, eastern Australia: On average, Brisbane residents commute further to work than they do for any other purpose — in fact, that gap doubles. To ease this burden on passengers, the city is developing a new public bus network with more than 1,200 vehicles and 6,200 stops. Queensland is currently testing hydrogen fuel cell bus, which local governments want to become as ubiquitous as cell phones. Through a A$5.4 billion (US$3.8 billion) investment, the Queensland Government is working on a new high-speed, high-frequency railway, the Cross River Rail. The metro project is underway, and the delivery of water taxis, along with existing modes of mobility and micromobility — such as electric bicycles and scooters — aims to make the city stand out. easy to access and connect.
Brisbane attaches great importance to technology innovation and infrastructure development. The Brisbane Metropolitan Transport Management Center, in partnership with the Queensland Government, provides real-time monitoring and operation of the city’s road and bus network. Smart parking and smart traffic lights, along with an integrated payment system, are helping it move forward on the smart move. To support these smart mobility initiatives, Brisbane city council aims to harness innovation by bringing together government, industry, research partners and the private sector to share share ideas, technology and data.
What is the city doing well?: Brisbane is prioritizing its mobility infrastructure through an extensive high-frequency bus network along major routes connecting the city with the suburbs. Brisbane also focuses on enhancing B2C modes of transport/services and moving assets, developing multiple modes of public transport such as rail, metro and water ferries to make it easier for the city to access and connect. Finally, Brisbane is using data and enabling technology (e.g. one payment method that can be used across all modes of public transport).