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Uber Movement

Can a city really outplan, outthink, and outsmart gridlock? We think so. Enter Uber Movement.

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 uses Uber’s aggregated data to help urban planners make informed decisions about our cities. It helps discover patterns and analyze the impact of events, rush hours, and road closures worldwide.

THE CHALLENGE

Transportation data can be expensive, inflexible, and often unreliable

Urban planners need to be smart about how cities grow and change, as it affects each one of us. To make important planning decisions, they rely on travel pattern data. But reliable data has historically been difficult to find, expensive to collect, and limited to a few locations and periods of time.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

Uber Movement can give a wealth of new tools to urban planners

Uber can deliver a stream of updated travel data

Uber Movement makes updated travel data accessible to urban planners, giving them more tools than ever to design the cities of the future. And that will translate to 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

Uber data can help cities plan for unforeseen events

Uber Movement can provide data that helps cities respond to transportation needs and improve transportation policy, planning, and operations so that commuters can breathe a little easier when something like the DC Metro shutdown happens.

Uber offers insights on how cities move

In October 2016, Uber and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) worked together to provide new insights on how our major cities move through the launch of the IPA Transport Metric, calculated entirely from Uber Movement data.

Uber data helps Cincinnati track access to healthy food

To coincide with the launch of the Cincinnati Mobility Lab, Uber released Movement in Cincinnati, helping to evaluate access to healthy food in the Cincinnati region. By measuring travel times across Cincinnati—an important indicator when measuring access to healthy food—we hope to contribute to conversations around identifying food deserts, or low access to healthy meal options.