For too long, those developing the future of mobility and those charged with overseeing its implementation have been in separate rooms. Detroit Moves announced today it will commit to bringing urban transit planners and mobility innovators together by moving its annual mobility event to June 2020 to coincide with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Detroit Moves, the annual outdoor mobility festival, has brought the future of mobility to the streets of downtown Detroit and showcased the next-generation technologies that are changing the way people move around the world. Since 2017, Detroit Moves has allowed visitors to experience and learn more about mobility as a service, autonomous vehicles, shared and micro mobility, last mile transportation, and other transit options as ways to improve public perception of alternative mobility.
“Detroit Moves is building on its success of educating the public on mobility options through its festival by bringing together city and transit planners with other civic leaders,” said Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation for the City of Detroit. “Together with the international automotive community in town for the Auto Show, we will showcase Detroit as a hot spot for innovation as well as a real-life testbed for urban mobility solutions.”
Detroit Moves will be a platform to include cities, government, and transit agencies to discuss the role of next-generation mobility in shaping transportation while also taking a community and human-focused approach to accessible mobility. By aligning with NAIAS, the event will bring synergy between those who are developing the future of mobility and those charged with overseeing its implementation.
Detroit Moves is a partnership between Quicken Loans Community Fund, the Detroit Regional Chamber’s MICHauto program, City of Detroit, Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s PlanetM initiative, and Detroit Mobility Lab.
“There isn’t one solution to fix everything when it comes to urban mobility,” said de la Vergne. “Detroit Moves will showcase technologies, modes of transit, as well as use cases for taking a community and human-focused approach to accessible mobility to cities around the world.”
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