A different approach: harness the potential of existing technology
We currently have access to a great many technologies with which we can make the existing mobility options both more efficient and more sustainable. In connection with an urban mobility lab organised and facilitated by THNK School of Creative Leadership, we have formulated the principles that must guide this new mobility mix. The foundation of the new mix should be:
- electric vehicles
- self-steering vehicles, whether completely or in part
- quick connections and and public transit links
Three representative locations in Amsterdam have been redesigned on the basis of nine strategic mindsets.
The first step
The city of Amsterdam can use these designs to encourage its residents to become more aware of the current ongoing transition to a faster, cleaner and more efficient mobility mix. If this transition is to succeed, municipal authorities will need to determine a course of action and facilitate the transition process. The pilots will provide residents with an opportunity to become gradually accustomed to the future of mobility.
Renders: Lambert David
Photography: Thomas Schlijper