The Inclusivity Quotient (IQ) Project:
The mission of the Inclusivity Quotient Project is to elevate inclusive mobility solutions as assets for socioeconomic development, so they can be better financially sustained and more strategically deployed for vulnerable, marginalized and underserved populations. The project leverages the lessons learned from COVID-19 to help reconfigure the global infrastructure, so recovery does not leave the vulnerable further behind, but rather helps turn a dramatic crisis into a historical opportunity to reset.
IQ is relevant to both rural and urban environments and tackles a range of modes from public transit to first and last mile micro-mobility solutions.
The IQ Strategy:
- To produce thought leadership that ties investment in inclusive mobility to economic growth, break assumptions about vulnerable populations, and establish a methodology for economic resilience via targeted mobility infrastructure investment
- To shift the paradigm of inclusivity through network effects, creating novel public-private coalitions and financing models, with the dual goal of optimizing existing infrastructure and integrating new technologies
- To catalyse action that is locally pilotable and globally scalable alongside 5 factors for efficiency and inclusivity in a mobility system: availability, affordability, performance, safety and legacy
- To drive impact for four underserved populations: rural communities, older adults, women, lower income people of color