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INRIX Micromobility Rankings for U.S. Cities

According to a INRIX micromobility study, Honolulu is the top U.S. city where micromobility has the greatest potential to succeed and reduce vehicle trips.

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Released on 9 Sep 2019, the INRIX micromobility study analyzed more than 50 million anonymous car trips and trillions of anonymous data points from hundreds of millions of connected devices. The study revealed that 48% of all car trips in the most congested U.S. metro areas are less than three miles. In fact, 20% of all car trips are under a mile in distance, 12% are within 1-2 miles and 12% are within 2-3 miles.

The significance of this study is that if a fraction of these car trips under 3 miles can be replaced with scooter and bike trips, then cities could benefit tremendously from reduced traffic congestions, decreased vehicular emissions and potentially freeing up parking spaces for other land uses.

Honolulu, New Orleans, Nashville, Chicago, Charlotte, New York, Portland and Pittsburgh are the top eight U.S. cities where trips under 3 miles make up at least 50% of all vehicular trips made in the cities, offering the greatest potential for micromobility to succeed.

Top 10 U.S. Cities by Micromobility Potential

(source: INRIX)
RankCityTrips 0-1 MileTrips 1-2 MilesTrips 2-3 MilesCombined
1Honolulu25%19%12%55%
2New Orleans22%17%12%52%
3Nashville22%17%12%51%
4Chicago22%17%12%51%
5Charlotte20%18%13%51%
6New York22%17%11%51%
7Portland21%17%13%51%
8Pittsburgh23%17%11%50%
9Los Angeles21%17%12%49%
10San Francisco20%17%12%49%
For more information on the INRIX Micromobilty Study, please refer to the INRIX page.

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