Over the past six and a half years, we’ve learned a lot about the future of urban mobility and what it means for cities and the people who live in them. We’ve gotten consistent feedback from cities we partner with that access to our aggregated data will inform decisions about how to adapt existing infrastructure and invest in future solutions to make our cities more efficient. We hope Uber Movement can play a role in helping cities grow in a way that works for everyone.
How is Uber Movement preserving the privacy of Uber riders and drivers?
Preserving rider and driver privacy is our #1 priority. All data is anonymized and aggregated to ensure no personally identifiable information or user behavior can be surfaced through the Movement tool.
Can my organization partner with Uber for research or product feedback?
We’re continually iterating on Movement in collaboration with government experts, transportation professionals, and academic organizations around the globe. We’re always interested in discussing research opportunities and soliciting feedback.
What do I need to do to access the tool?
Simply sign in with an email address used for an Uber account, and you’ll have free access to the tool in all cities it’s currently available.
What are the licensing terms?
Movement makes all insights available under the Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial license.
Is this data available for commercial purposes?
No; data is available under a Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial license. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your specific case.
What format is the data download available in?
All data is downloadable in machine readable format. Where permitted, shapefile exports are available for use of Movement data in geospatial applications. If you have a specific geospatial need not handled by the tool, we always welcome feedback to improve the product.
The city I’m interested in isn’t listed. What should I do?
Uber Movement will only work in cities where we operate. Over time, we’ll be expanding to the majority of those cities. If you have a recommendation of where we should roll out to next, we’d welcome your feedback.
How can I cite Movement data in my research or project?
Movement data is freely available under the Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial license. Any analysis you do with the data is your own. If cited in a paper, the following should be included in your acknowledgements section: “Data retrieved from Uber Movement, (c) 2017 Uber Technologies, Inc., https://movement.uber.com” as well as appropriate attribution according to the Data Provider attribution details available below.
Can I access the data via an API, or at a level of granularity not available in the tool?
Movement isn’t available programmatically at this time. If you have a use case requiring time series data at hourly granularity, over a span of time greater than that available in the tool, or similar, there is a possibility we can assist. Please reach out to us via email@example.com.