Great transportation systems lead to stronger economies. Nowhere is this more true than in the wide open landscapes of the American West. Across great distances, efficient transportation connections create a network of regional growth, while diverse mobility options within city limits spur economic activity, attract new talent, and build the foundation for prosperity.
Communities around the West are coming together to share ideas about how to build smarter, more flexible transportation systems. As a result, they are building stable economic platforms that are fiscally responsible and will bring lasting benefit for generations to come.
At New Mobility West, we provide support to communities in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado who want to learn from one another. We provide training, tools and resources to help improve transportation systems. Together with our partners, we help create safer, more connected neighborhoods, stronger and more vibrant downtowns, and healthy, robust economies.
New Mobility West is a partnership between Community Builders, Project for Public Spaces, Idaho Smart Growth, and Bike Walk Montana.
NMW employs four core activities:
Provide targeted assistance to communities on transportation issues
Expand knowledge, skills and capacity among key people that make transportation decisions
Broaden awareness and support for smarter transportation systems
Support and leverage existing efforts and encourage peer-to-peer learning
Combined, these activities will increase knowledge, build community awareness and capacity; broaden public and political support; advance on-the-ground projects that catalyze change at the local level and inspire success in other communities; and create and enhance partnerships that support smart transportation and livable communities. These outcomes will result in better plans, policies and investments, which will create better projects and places, and ultimately better communities.