New transportation technologies and service – from e-scooters to autonomous cars and flying taxis – can expand our world, providing significant benefits to users, but these may be offset by the large costs they can impose on communities. As these New Mobilities become more widely available, how can we maximize their benefits and minimize their risks? Todd Litman’s new book, “New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies” (https://islandpress.org/books
Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.