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SG drops to 4th place in 2022 urban mobility index: US study

Singapore Business Review logo Singapore Business Review 24/11/2022 Staff Reporter
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Singapore grappled with balancing health safety and connectivity.

After topping the 2020 Urban Mobility Readiness Index, Singapore slumped to fourth place as it reported reduced international airport volumes and limited public transit offerings due to stringent health rules.

But according to Oliver Wyman Forum and the University of California, Berkeley, authors of the report, Singapore may rebound from the index due to the recent reopenings.

The report showed that the city could uplift its mobility situation through “enabling regulations and more investment to promote shared mobility and mobility as a service.

“Singapore’s traffic management system is unparalleled, and its road-user charging system has made it a pioneer in reducing congestion. Moreover, traffic rules are strongly enforced, and onboard cameras in many personal vehicles help to incentivize positive driving behaviour,” read the report.

Also cited in the report is Singapore’s launch of the world’s first self-driving taxi trial in 2016 which opened horizons in laboratory for urban mobility solutions, with numerous startups.

Singapore also offers mass transit options that are affordable and within easy walking distance.

The index analyses and ranks over 60 global cities in their readiness for mobility and public transit.

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