able urban transit in North America

Dive Brief:
  • Arcadis released its 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index on Sunday which ranked 23 North American cities on overall sustainability of urban transportation systems, based on measures of social, environmental and economic impact. New York City took the top spot, followed by San Francisco, Vancouver, Montreal and Washington, D.C., respectively.

Credit: Arcadis

  • The measures of impact included fatalities, rider connectivity, wheelchair access, congestion and delays, electric vehicle incentives, economic opportunity, affordability, commute time and public finance, among others. New York ranked No. 1 largely due to its robust, heavily-used metro system.
  • In the global index of 100 cities, New York ranked 23rd, indicating that North American cities are falling behind European and Asian cities due to a car-centric culture.

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