sam, this is a great list of sources, because it shows that you are looking for a variety of places for data. I don't really know by this what the product you have in mind is, or who your NFP is, but the way you begin to frame the problem by looking at car design, public transportation, trends and predictions, and technology is interesting. I'm really intrigued by the Brazil example that Bruce Mau mentions; the buses in NYC are incredibly slow, partly because of the time it takes people to get on and off. If you have not found an NFP and you want to find a place that deals with policy about making public transportation better, check out Transportation Alternatives.
To see the entire nyc bicycle map, click here. It is amazing. steven