Take-offs and drive-offs
What an urban mobility skyport hub in L.A. could look like, from Gensler. Photo: Gensler
Traffic will someday shift to the sky. But future air taxis will need a place to land, and to connect to other forms of transportation, too.
What to watch: Skyport mobility hubs, like Gensler’s CitySpace concept, would be central community access points where air taxi passengers can feed into traditional ride-sharing vehicles, e-bikes, e-scooters and public transit.
- It's already happening: The rooftop pool of a new Miami skyscraper was designed so it can easily be transformed into a Skyport.
- Uber Air will start testing aerial taxis in Los Angeles, Dallas and Melbourne, Australia in 2020, and is soliciting skyport concepts for those cities.