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London ranked 7th best city globally for urban mobility

London has been ranked in the top 10 cities globally for mobility systems in a new study carried out by Arthur D Little.

The research ranked London second globally for innovativeness in mobility systems due to developments in ride-sharing platforms, e-hail and taxi platforms.

London was ranked second for innovativeness in mobility systems due to developments in ride-sharing, e-hail and taxi platforms.

The study marked cities out of 100 based on the maturity, innovativeness and performance of their urban mobility systems, with London scoring of 53.9% – putting it in seventh position globally and fifth out of 29 countries in Europe.

The report recognised the increase in the share of public transport in London’s modal split, which has grown since the last ranking to reach 37%, with plans to increase this to 40%.

London also came in second in the innovativeness ranking thanks to the fact that it has one of the largest numbers of peer-2-peer car sharing platforms, ride-sharing platforms, e-hail and taxi platforms, and multimodal mobility platforms worldwide. The city also boasts a diverse range of autonomous vehicle services and pilot schemes.

Arthur D Little said most cities it analysed had scope for major improvement, with an average score of just 42.3 worldwide. Only 10 cities scored more than 50 points, out of which eight were European and two Asian. Singapore led the way (59.3 points), ahead of Stockholm (57.1), Amsterdam (56.7), Copenhagen (54.6) and Hong Kong (54.2).

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.