Urban mobility is not just a matter of transportation, it is about the people...
Mobility and transportation have often been seen as synonyms in urban policy. The reality of our metropolises now shows us that it is too narrow a concept for us to meet the challenges of modern cities. Multiple Scholars and experts find that mobility today should be at the heart of a refocused urbanism; placing the city dweller, the pedestrian, at its core.
It should be noted that rural, less densely populated areas are not to be ignored from issues of mobility. Their mobility, albeit less complex must also be addressed in a way that guarantees their well-being as well as seamless connectivity to sources of employment, services and distribution. It must also be noted that this century has given rise to a new type of commuter: the super commuter. These are commuters that have a commute time of over 50 mins each way. These individuals prefer the rural environment perhaps due to the affordability of housing, concept of space or simple they being rooted in a given community. Nevertheless by focusing on the urban areas first, the rural mobility question is equally resolved through the appropriations of better inter-connectivity between the parts of the territory; in as long as options are provided for a proper balance in the quality of life.