Programs & Projects

Whether you live in Los Angeles, own a business here, or just want to share your ideas, we invite you to join the movement and participate in Urban Movement Labs’ three main programs.

01

Ideas Accelerator

The Ideas Accelerator brings multi-stakeholder groups together to develop actionable solutions to the most critical transportation issues in L.A., starting the journey with a design workshop.

How Does it Work?

Although anyone can propose a solution or challenge for the Ideas Accelerator to tackle, early projects are inspired by the work across air, land, and sea of three of Urban Movement Labs’ founding public sector partners.

During a structured process, multi-stakeholder groups design solutions that increase the use of sustainable transportation, or ensure safety on roadways and at curbs, or optimize the impacts of urban freight, or improve the experience of transportation for visitors to L.A., or even release underutilized transportation assets for additional housing.

How Does it Work?

Although anyone can propose a solution or challenge for the Ideas Accelerator to tackle, early projects are inspired by the work across air, land, and sea of three of Urban Movement Labs’ founding public sector partners.

During a structured process, multi-stakeholder groups design solutions that increase the use of sustainable transportation, or ensure safety on roadways and at curbs, or optimize the impacts of urban freight, or improve the experience of transportation for visitors to L.A., or even release underutilized transportation assets for additional housing.

02

Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Initiative is focused on growing the transportation industry in LA, creating jobs and the workforce of the future, including in six industries already clustering in the region.

TRANSPORTATION & DATA ANALYTICS
URBAN AIR MOBILITY
CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED MOBILITY
CYBERSECURITY AND REAL-TIME DATA EXCHANGE
DATA/TECH-DRIVEN TRANSIT
DATA-TECH-DRIVEN LOGISTICS

03

Urban Proving Grounds

Through a network of Urban Proving Grounds, innovative transportation solutions can be tested and measured against their positive impacts on people’s everyday lives, from making streets safer to air cleaner to commutes quicker.

How Does it Work?

Urban Proving Grounds are areas within L.A. that have been designated for testing of innovative transportation solutions. Areas range from a controlled environment for testing cutting-edge solutions, to an open system, a dense urban environment where trusted solutions can be piloted and ultimately scaled.

Over the coming year, Urban Movement Labs will be embarking on a collaborative and inclusive journey with businesses and communities to map out this network of urban proving grounds and to establish rules of engagement for their use.

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECT

Urban Aerial Mobility Partnership

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office has embarked on a year-long partnership to look at the impacts of Urban Aerial Mobility on Los Angeles, from people and goods movement, to land use, to jobs creation.

Want To Be Involved?

Check out our Contact Page to tell us more about your interest in getting involved. Whether you want to pitch a project, attend a workshop, suggest a solution, or get to know other transportation change-makers in LA – there’s a spot here for you!

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