Metro line and cyclists in the city of Bordeaux - planning mobility and connectivity is an area of specialism; Metro line and cyclists in the city of Bordeaux - planning mobility and connectivity is an area of specialism;

Mobility and connectivity

Developing sustainable urban connectivity for all

Developing sustainable urban connectivity for all

Transport plays a critical role in every city, being both economic engine and social connector, often becoming part of a city’s unique character and reputation. We believe that well planned transport systems and active travel schemes are a great way to address priorities like congestion, air quality and pollution, as well as longer term urban goals like net zero.

We work with many public agencies to develop appealing alternatives to individual motorised journeys, always seeking new ways for citizens to move around their cities and to other cities in environmentally friendly ways.

We play many roles, from the engineering and design of specific transport systems and infrastructure to the planning and implementation of new active travel initiatives. Our expertise spans initial economic analysis, transport planning, travel modelling and insights, to the architecture of rail, road and aviation assets and infrastructure.

Our ethos combines sustainability with pragmatism. We design improvements for cities’ existing transport systems, assets and infrastructure, as well as modelling schemes and travel behaviours for better system-wide outcomes such as decarbonisation or new forms of urban connectivity.

The race to net zero is already proving a great opportunity to build greater connections between urban transport modes and encourage more active travel.” Paul Moore Paul Moore Australasia Cities, Planning and Design Leader

How we can help

Develop active travel plans


The health benefits, both mental and physical, are well known. But active travel schemes can be about so much more. We help cities to develop initiatives that lead to green and thriving neighbourhoods, based on genuine public support and consultation from the earliest stages.

Learn more about our work with active travel schemes

Transition to net zero urban transport


In cities, public transport systems can both set an example for zero emission travel by switching to renewable energy, while seamless integration of modes can tempt the population away from private cars. Arup is helping many cities to make this vital transition.

Learn more about transport and net zero

Plan effective transport networks


Today’s transport industry offers cities a growing range of options and modes, from light rail to metro, hydrogen buses to cycle schemes. Arup helps city leaders to define the right solution for their context and population.

Learn more about our transport consulting service

Simulate travel behaviours


We are able to simulate the complex interactions that arise in everyone’s day accurately and rapidly. This allows us to better understand shifts in travel behaviour, establishing a truer perspective on the impacts of policy decisions, city planning and new transport schemes.

Learn more about our City Modelling Lab

Family walking in park Family walking in park

Walking for Everyone

Walking for Everyone sets out an ambitious and inclusive agenda for the future of walking and wheeling across diverse communities. It is time to truly prioritise these forms of mobility and to ensure access, safety, and equity for all.

Download our report to find out more

Walking for Everyone sets out an ambitious and inclusive agenda for the future of walking and wheeling across diverse communities. It is time to truly prioritise these forms of mobility and to ensure access, safety, and equity for all.

Download our report to find out more


People

Meet our people