Miovision started with a simple goal: to change the way technology was used to collect and analyze transportation data.

Cities are growing vertically rather than horizontally, and infrastructure and transportation design is out of step with current and future transportation demand. Educated and concerned stakeholders want green and sustainable options. They want a bikeable and walkable city. A multi-modal transportation plan is key to urban growth, one in which motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists can work in harmony and safety. There are lots of theories about the best way to create a bikeable and walkable city, but who has time to go looking for them? We did. And we’ve assembled them in one place as a one-stop reference guide to start the conversation and the process.

If you are reading this guide, chances are you’re a transportation professional, city planner or government official looking for ways to transform your city or town into a more bikeable and walkable place.

There is an urban revolution occurring across Europe and the Americas, one that focuses on people-centered street design. More than ever, city planners are under pressure to design cities that are more livable and sustainable, that attract better businesses and support a higher quality of life. In the U.S., the number of states with published goals to boost biking and walking has more than doubled from 16 states in 2007 to 36 states in 2015. 47 of the 50 most populous cities in the USA now have a published goal to encourage citizens to ride bikes rather than cars.

Our work at Miovision puts us in constant contact with transportation engineers, city planners, policy analysts and concerned citizens looking for better street design and analytics to create a multi-modal transportation system. Cities are running out of land to develop and single occupant vehicles leave an unsustainable carbon footprint that our children and grandchildren will have to deal with.

Any change, whether incremental or monumental needs a starting place, so we’ve put together this one-stop resource for changemakers. This guide will provide you with the tools and knowledge to make change happen. This is a living breathing resource, updated regularly. You can sign-up for updates whenever we post something new.

At Miovision, our mission is to use data to empower transportation professionals to improve the transportation experience for everyone. We hope this guide empowers you to be a changemaker in your community. Join our fight to make the transportation experience better for everyone.

What you’ll learn in this guide

Chapter 1

The case for people-centered cities

As an agent of change, you need awe-inspiring stats that show the powerful impact of a bikeable and walkable city. We’ve consolidated the most compelling facts, figures, and research into this section to support your efforts.

Chapter 2

Fighting the good fight

To change the status quo, you need to be prepared to fight the good fight. This section highlights three areas to focus on; overcoming objections, changing metrics and demonstrating urgency.

Chapter 3

Making it happen

You’ve made your case to your town or city, now it’s time to push it into action. This section will provide you with the resources to get started.

Chapter 4

Analyzing and collecting data

Data will be a fundamental aspect of understanding and analyzing the changes to your town or city. This section will provide an overview of how to use data to your advantage and the technologies and tools to make it happen.

Chapter 5

Implementation in action

Learn from Portland and Copenhagen, two world-class cities who made people-centered cities a reality.

 

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Chapter 1: The case for people-centered cities