Meet Uber Movement
Using data to help outplan, outthink, and outsmart gridlock
Planning great cities requires great data. Uber gathers trip data in more than 500 cities across the world. So why not share it? Enter Uber Movement, which gives urban planners access to Uber’s aggregated data to help make informed decisions about our cities.
How do we collect and use data to improve how cities grow and change?
Data is an important aspect of planning decisions, but reliable transportation data has historically been difficult to find, expensive to collect, and limited to a few locations and periods of time.
Uber Movement provides new tools to urban planners
A stream of updated travel data
Making data accessible to urban planners helps give them more tools than ever to design the cities of the future. And that could translate into smarter, more efficient, more enjoyable cities for all of us.
“We don't manage streets. We don't plan infrastructure. So why have this stuff bottled up when it can provide immense value to the cities we're working in?”
Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research, Uber
Uber Movement in action
Helping plan for unforeseen events
Our data can help cities better plan for and respond to transportation needs and emergencies so that commuters can move a little easier when something like the DC Metro shutdown happens.
Offering insights on how cities move
In October 2016, Uber and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) worked together to launch the IPA Transport Metric, which provides insight into how major cities move, calculated entirely from Uber Movement data.
Tracking access to healthy food
The Cincinnati Mobility Lab evaluates access to healthy food in the region. By measuring travel times—an important indicator when studying access to healthy food—our data can contribute to conversations around food deserts and access to healthy meal options.