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In this engaging introduction to the “New Mobility” transportation movement, authors John Austin and Susan Zielinski expound its long list of health, environmental and economic benefits. However, the impact of inclement weather and concern for personal safety are among several unanswered questions. Nonetheless, getAbstract recommends this report for anyone interested in the future of personal transportation, entrepreneurs wishing to gain entry into this emerging industry and economics students.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How personal preferences are shifting from automobile ownership and independent mobility to public transportation options that are shared and more collaborative in nature,
  • How innovative public transportation options make the world a better place, and
  • Why Europe is leaps and bounds ahead of the US in implementing “New Mobility” options.

About the Authors

John Austin is the director of the Michigan Economic Center. Susan Zielinski is the managing director of the Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation department at the University of Michigan.



The information age has shifted global demographics. In record high numbers, people are trading the suburban lifestyle for a place in the city. Reurbanization ushers in a new era in personal transportation, dubbed the “New Mobility” movement.

New Mobility is an integrated, multimodal ...

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