New Mobility Blueprint
The New Mobility Blueprint’s mission is to develop actionable recommendations for policies, programs, and regulations that will help the City ensure that new mobility options are implemented in a way that aligns with and advances existing goals and policies.
New travel options and evolving technology are rapidly changing the way we get around our city and the region. The transportation options and technology that the Blueprint will address include single-occupancy and shared ride-hail, station-based and one-way car share, single-occupancy and shared autonomous vehicles (AVs), autonomous shuttles, shared and privately-owned e-bikes and e-scooters, micro-transit, electric vehicles (EVs), Mobility as a Service (MaaS), sidewalk bots and delivery drones, Vertical take-off and landing (VTOLs), and more.
The Blueprint is a methodical, data-driven effort to position the City to better plan for these new modes. The City is taking an active role in guiding this transition to a new mobility to ensure that our streets are safer, with less traffic, that transportation is more accessible, convenient, affordable, and equitable, with lower transportation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and that personal data is protected.
The New Mobility Blueprint is not a visioning exercise—it will result in concrete steps to further our planning for new mobility options. The process will not create new goals; it will use the City's goals, established through Envision Cambridge and other planning efforts, related to safety, equity, transit and goods movement reliability, transportation network connectedness, traffic congestion, greenhouse GHG emissions, and climate resilience. The New Mobility Blueprint will be adapted over time as the mobility landscape changes.