New Mobility Planning
The New Mobility planning process began as a technical research effort intended to help the City learn about and plan for New Mobility options in a way that aligns with and advances existing values and policies. This process was not intended to change existing transportation plans or current priorities for active mobility, except to preserve or strengthen an existing transportation mode in the face of pressure from New Mobility.
New travel options and evolving technology are rapidly changing the way we get around our city and the region. The planning process addresses transportation options and technology including ride-hail vehicles, carshare, e-scooters, e-bikes, shared and private autonomous vehicles, sidewalk robots and delivery drones, transportation electrification, and Mobility as a Service.
The process will not create new goals; it started by using 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 gas emissions, and climate resilience.
A technical advisory group was appointed to guide the New Mobility planning. This group helped the City understand New Mobility from a market, technical, and policy perspective. We are now in the process of developing a broad-based community engagement process to ensure than any policy changes are rooted in the mobility needs and experiences of people who live in, work in, and visit Cambridge.