If you build it, they will ride

We assessed transport systems in 25 cities worldwide. Leaders tend to invest more in sustainable mobility options (including bike rentals, bike lanes, and ride shares) than other cities do. Intriguingly, those investments have also led to greater use of public-transport systems—the original sustainable transport option.

Leading cities that prioritized sustainability enjoyed greater use of their public-transport systems.

To read the article, see “Building a transport system that works: Five insights from our 25-city report,” August 11, 2021.