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 accelerating the transportation workforce of the future, including in six industries already clustering in the LA 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 transportation technology innovation zones, mobility solutions can be tested and measured against their positive impacts on people’s everyday lives, from making streets safer and air cleaner to quicker commutes and equitable access.

How Does it Work?

Urban Proving Grounds are areas within L.A. designated for testing innovative transportation solutions, starting with the Warner Center 2035 Plan area.

Over the coming year, Urban Movement Labs will embark on a collaborative and inclusive effort with the Department of Transportation to work with businesses and communities to map out this network of urban proving grounds and to establish rules of engagement for their use. Please contact us to submit your ideas!

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECT

Connecting Warner Center

Urban Movement Labs and Warner Connects worked in close collaboration with California State Senator Henry Stern’s Office, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office, Los Angeles Councilman Blumenfield’s Office, and the Warner Center Association to assess the feasibility of bringing innovative mobility solutions to the Warner Center community. Together, we conducted interviews, hosted workshops, and completed qualitative, quantitative, and on-site research. This culminated in a Request for Information (RFI) to understand the market for products and services that offer quick, seamless, and delightful experiences to people, while adhering to the overarching goal of reducing cars on the road.

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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