Given the competing demands for the use of public space and their impact on livability and accessibility, the City of Amsterdam, like large metropolitan areas all over the world, is urgently seeking new mobility solutions. The goal is to shift people out of cars towards public transport, walking and cycling to keep cities livable and citizens healthy and mobile.

Recent developments in ICT, the increasing availability of real-time traffic data, and the full-scale adoption of smartphones are creating new opportunities for seamless multi-modal Urban Mobility services for citizens: connecting shared mobility, public transportation, ‘autonomous’ cars, and bikes. In Amsterdam, the increased availability of mobility data about people exploring the city by walking or cycling offers better insights for (re-)designing public space, making better use of existing infrastructure for better flows of people.

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New EU program Urban Mobility

Smart Urban Mobility

The municipality of Amsterdam and AMS Institute are part of the winning consortium Mobilus (Mobility for Liveable Urban Spaces) that will be developing a European innovation program on the topic of urban mobility.

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Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

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Noord/Zuidlijn

Smart Urban Mobility

The Noord Zuid metro line as a large infrastructure project has the potential to add value to the city and change the way it works. What is its impact on accessibility, development in the area, economy and public space for the city and urban area?

AMS Institute works on the theme of Smart Urban Mobility and aims to find solutions on the following topics:

  • MaaS and public transport: User-driven Mobility as a Service concepts and innovative public transport solutions to make going from A to B as seamless as possible.
  • Active Modes: Bike and pedestrian flows and prototypes crowd monitoring tools to create safe and pleasurable experiences for both visitors and citizens
  • Autonomy: Driverless vehicles, both on the street and in the water and their impact on urban design to create a better quality of life.
  • Mobility hubs: Points in the urban and mobility network that combine various activities to realize more efficient movement of people and goods in an attractive and accessible urban environment.
  • Data: New ways of collecting and fusing data from various sources with different scales, times and granularity to find new patterns, connection and proof for mobility solutions.

Celebrating the 5-year anniversary of AMS Institute, we are launching a series of long-reads. In attempt to untangle the urban challenges, celebrate successes, collaborations, steps forward, solutions we worked on and the impact we've created over the past 5 years - together with our partners. Read our long read on Smart Urban Mobility here or get a quick overview from this infographic:

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The number of people visiting, living and working in Amsterdam continues to rise and big events such as EURO2020 and SAIL2020 will have a significant impact on the city.

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With our Smart Urban Mobility projects, among others exploring the implementation of autonomous vehicles like Roboat and Olli or the impact of the Noord-Zuid lijn, we aim to keep the city liveable and accessible.

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Recap | UN Studio Webinar 'Future of Mobility'

Smart Urban Mobility

Did you miss UNStudio's ‘Mobility Hubs and Future Cities’ webinar with AMS Institute's Director of Innovation Stephan van Dijk? The registration of the 'Cable Cars, Rail Stations and Hyperloop Hubs' is now available.

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Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

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Roboat introduces full-scale boat

Smart Urban Mobility

What if autonomous boats could relieve Amsterdam's city center of heavy traffic over its vulnerable quays and bridges while making the canals a testbed for innovation?

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Roboat introduces full-scale boat

Smart Urban Mobility

What if autonomous boats could relieve Amsterdam's city center of heavy traffic over its vulnerable quays and bridges while making the canals a testbed for innovation?

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The Spatial & Transport Impacts of Automated Driving (STAD)

Smart Urban Mobility

Options for transportation in Amsterdam are rapidly changing. The sharing economy is booming, public transport solutions are upgraded and expanded as with the Noord Zuidlijn and even traditional biking is innovated with electricity powered solutions.

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COVID-19 measures and traffic intensity

Smart Urban Mobility

A visualization of traffic intensity before, during and after intelligent lockdown measures in the Netherlands.

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Social Distancing Dashboard

Smart Urban Mobility

As countries take their first tentative steps towards loosening COVID-19 lockdown, society faces the difficult task of maintaining social distancing rules in practice.

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Social Distancing Dashboard

Smart Urban Mobility

As countries take their first tentative steps towards loosening COVID-19 lockdown, society faces the difficult task of maintaining social distancing rules in practice.

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Introducing the concept of Waste Streams

Smart Urban Mobility

Researchers at MIT and AMS Institute have developed an alternative strategy for garbage collection in the historic center of Amsterdam: the concept of Waste Streams, which is part of the Roboat project.

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Recap | UN Studio Webinar 'Future of Mobility'

Smart Urban Mobility

Did you miss UNStudio's ‘Mobility Hubs and Future Cities’ webinar with AMS Institute's Director of Innovation Stephan van Dijk? The registration of the 'Cable Cars, Rail Stations and Hyperloop Hubs' is now available.

News

Recap | UN Studio Webinar 'Future of Mobility'

Smart Urban Mobility

Did you miss UNStudio's ‘Mobility Hubs and Future Cities’ webinar with AMS Institute's Director of Innovation Stephan van Dijk? The registration of the 'Cable Cars, Rail Stations and Hyperloop Hubs' is now available.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

News

Roboat introduces full-scale boat

Smart Urban Mobility

What if autonomous boats could relieve Amsterdam's city center of heavy traffic over its vulnerable quays and bridges while making the canals a testbed for innovation?

Project

The Spatial & Transport Impacts of Automated Driving (STAD)

Smart Urban Mobility

Options for transportation in Amsterdam are rapidly changing. The sharing economy is booming, public transport solutions are upgraded and expanded as with the Noord Zuidlijn and even traditional biking is innovated with electricity powered solutions.

News

Roboat introduces full-scale boat

Smart Urban Mobility

What if autonomous boats could relieve Amsterdam's city center of heavy traffic over its vulnerable quays and bridges while making the canals a testbed for innovation?

Project

The Spatial & Transport Impacts of Automated Driving (STAD)

Smart Urban Mobility

Options for transportation in Amsterdam are rapidly changing. The sharing economy is booming, public transport solutions are upgraded and expanded as with the Noord Zuidlijn and even traditional biking is innovated with electricity powered solutions.

News

COVID-19 measures and traffic intensity

Smart Urban Mobility

A visualization of traffic intensity before, during and after intelligent lockdown measures in the Netherlands.

News

COVID-19 measures and traffic intensity

Smart Urban Mobility

A visualization of traffic intensity before, during and after intelligent lockdown measures in the Netherlands.

News

COVID-19 measures and traffic intensity

Smart Urban Mobility

A visualization of traffic intensity before, during and after intelligent lockdown measures in the Netherlands.

News

COVID-19 measures and traffic intensity

Smart Urban Mobility

A visualization of traffic intensity before, during and after intelligent lockdown measures in the Netherlands.

News

Social Distancing Dashboard

Smart Urban Mobility

As countries take their first tentative steps towards loosening COVID-19 lockdown, society faces the difficult task of maintaining social distancing rules in practice.

News

Social Distancing Dashboard

Smart Urban Mobility

As countries take their first tentative steps towards loosening COVID-19 lockdown, society faces the difficult task of maintaining social distancing rules in practice.

News

Introducing the concept of Waste Streams

Smart Urban Mobility

Researchers at MIT and AMS Institute have developed an alternative strategy for garbage collection in the historic center of Amsterdam: the concept of Waste Streams, which is part of the Roboat project.

News

Introducing the concept of Waste Streams

Smart Urban Mobility

Researchers at MIT and AMS Institute have developed an alternative strategy for garbage collection in the historic center of Amsterdam: the concept of Waste Streams, which is part of the Roboat project.