Today, Uber launches the New Mobility heat map in eight cities across the globe: Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. This product aggregates JUMP bike and scooter activity and maps it to the city streets visualizing where these new modes are most common. This tool is the latest addition to the Uber Movement datasets which makes aggregated and anonymized mobility data free and publicly available.

Uber launched a version of this product as a part of its City Mobility Campaign, which supports legislation that requires new mobility lanes to be added as a part of street repaving projects. We are excited to build upon this initiative by adding the ability to download the New Mobility Heatmap so advocates and city planners can better incorporate this data into their work. …


This post is part of a series using Uber Movement to measure the impact of major events on traffic patterns. Uber Movement provides free and public access to aggregated travel times data, while protecting driver and rider privacy.

We’re excited to launch Uber Movement’s travel times data set in Stockholm. Urban planners use this type of data to calibrate the average travel times throughout a city. To highlight how this data may be used to understand travel patterns around Stockholm, we researched several major events in the city.

We know that weather impacts travel times, however with Uber Movement’s travel time data, an investigation into the exact impacts of a particular weather event or even trends over time can be analyzed. Our team recalled that in November 2016 there was an epic snow storm in Stockholm where over 50 centimeters of snow fell in the city center within 24 hours. We took a look at the Movement travel times data during this snowfall and the impacts were far reaching. In fact, the vast majority of zones had an over 40% increase in average travel time. Figure 1 below shows a 44.4% increase in travel times from Tegelbacken to Observatorielunden when compared to the daily average of a week of travel during another winter week in January. …


By: Emily Strand & Molly Vorwerck

As Uber grows, it has invested in products and partnerships that make shared transportation easier, safer, and more efficient for users worldwide from bikes and scooters with the acquisition of JUMP to more deeply integrating into the public transportation with Uber Transit. In addition to our products, our technology teams have released several visualization and data sharing products such as Uber Movement that allows policymakers and city planners to more easily draw insights about the city and make data-driven planning decisions. …


This post is part of a series using Uber Movement to measure the impact of major events on traffic patterns. Uber Movement provides free and public access to aggregated travel times data, while protecting driver and rider privacy.

We’re excited to launch Uber Movement’s travel times data set in Brussels. Urban planners use this type of data to calibrate the average travel times throughout a city. To give a sense of how this data may be used, we researched two major events in Brussels — the Seafood Expo and the August summer holiday.

The Seafood Expo was selected because it brings 30,000 attendees and exhibitors to Brussels every year, and specifically to the Expo Center. We investigated the impact of this three-day event on the travel times throughout the city. …


By Emily Strand and Jordan Gilbertson

As more people have come to rely on Uber, our technology has become an important part of the transportation fabric of cities. As Uber grows, our technology can do more than just move people efficiently throughout a city — it can provide important insights to cities about their changing mobility landscape. Today, we’re excited to expand our commitment to cities even further by launching a new mobility dashboard for bikes, available to city program managers via Uber Movement. …


By Emily Strand and Jordan Gilbertson

We’re excited to announce the release of a new Uber Movement dataset — speeds. In the coming months, we’ll be making street segment level speeds data, a valuable and traditionally costly dataset for cities, free and publicly available. We will share this data using the open standard created by SharedStreets — a nonprofit initiative supported by NACTO and the Open Transport Partnership. Additionally, we’re deepening our commitment to long-term, open standards with a $250,000 grant to SharedStreets to help fund their valuable work.

We’re excited to see how this data will be used to spur new ideas that improve urban mobility. …


By Emily Strand and Jordan Gilbertson

We’re excited to announce the release of a new Uber Movement dataset — speeds. In the coming months, we’ll be making street segment level speeds data, a valuable and traditionally costly dataset for cities, free and publicly available. We will share this data using the open standard created by SharedStreets — a nonprofit initiative supported by NACTO and the Open Transport Partnership. Additionally, we’re deepening our commitment to long-term, open standards with a $250,000 grant to SharedStreets to help fund their valuable work.

We’re excited to see how this data will be used to spur new ideas that improve urban mobility. …


By Emily Strand and Jordan Gilbertson

We’re excited to announce the release of a new Uber Movement dataset — speeds. In the coming months, we’ll be making street segment level speeds data, a valuable and traditionally costly dataset for cities, free and publicly available. We will share this data using the open standard created by SharedStreets — a nonprofit initiative supported by NACTO and the Open Transport Partnership. Additionally, we’re deepening our commitment to long-term, open standards with a $250,000 grant to SharedStreets to help fund their valuable work.

We’re excited to see how this data will be used to spur new ideas that improve urban mobility. …

Emily Strand

@emkschwartz Open data, public policy and mobility @Uber.

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