[EcoMobility] EcoMobility Alliance Updates March 2018

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EcoMobility Alliance updates March 2018

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EcoMobility Alliance Updates

March 2018

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we present updates from the EcoMobility Alliance. We are very thankful for your support and collaboration through our different activities and that we are looking forward to continuing these efforts in 2018. 

Kind regards,
Beatrice Ch’ng, Yiqian Zhang and Monika Zimmermann
EcoMobility team, ICLEI



15 of the world’s leading transport and tech companies signed The Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities

These principles were first released at the EcoMobility World Festival in Kaohsiung in October 2017 and constitute the basis for the Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility. By supporting the Principles, the signatory companies, which include Didi, Lyft and Uber, as well as bike-sharing giants Ofo and Mobike, are pledging to prioritize people over vehicles. Read more >


Montreal mayor pins climate hopes on public transport boost

Valerie Plante, the first female mayor of Montreal, says the city’s transport system needs to be improved to reduce its emissions and fight climate change. Montreal is working to add a new metro line and has scheduled the construction of the world’s third-largest light rail system. Read more >


When a city closes streets to cars, it opens streets to people

Open streets programs transform streets into meeting places, art installations and parks by closing them to cars and opening them to people. While it can be challenging to do at first, it provides a new way of imagining public spaces and empowers residents to think boldly about how their streets could be used if they were they are safe for all. Read more > 


Getting Toronto moving

The City of Toronto launched the King Street Pilot Project, a 1-year experiment that prioritizes transit on the city’s busiest surface transit route. Beyond showing the city’s commitment to improving the transit,  it is also a way for people to experience the street as a more inviting public space. Read more > 



Pedestrians First: A new tool for walkable cities

Can we measure how walking-friendly a place is? ITDP’s new publication Pedestrians First: Tools for a Walkable City assists cities to measure, plan, and improve walkability in urban environments. Read more or Download the publication >


Sustainable and Safe: A Vision and Guidance for Zero Road Deaths

A new study from WRI and the World Bank finds that the most effective way to prevent traffic deaths is a systemic approach that shifts responsibility away from the drivers and pedestrians using roads to the city planners and officials designing them. Read more or Download the report >


Alcohol-Related Road Casualties in Official Crash Statistics

It is widely recognised that drink driving is an important risk-increasing factor and contributes to many road deaths. A recent study from ITF examines how improving insights regarding the real number of alcohol-related road casualties worldwide can help to save lives. Read more or Download the report >


The New BRT Online Planning Guide

ITDP’s newly launched online BRT Planning Guide provides best practices and technical assistance from planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) system to maintaining it. Read more or Download the publication >


Latest case studies on EcoMobility Alliance cities

5 more case studies have been finalized which will help you to understand the current strategies and challenges of the Alliance cities. 

City of Sydney, Australia
A green, global and connected approach to mobility Download case study>

City of Medellín, Colombia
Improving inclusivity through connectivity and mobility Download case study>

City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
A safety-first strategy for sustainable mobility Download case study>

City of Leipzig, Germany
Promoting livability through sustainable transportation Download case study>

Kochi City, India
Ecomobility in one of India’s leading Smart Cities Download case study>

Other resources:

Mark your calendar

EcoMobility Alliance Events

Image credit: Kerry Kubilis

ITF Summit 2018: Transport Safety and Security

23- 25 May 2018
Leipzig, Germany

The International Transport Forum Summit is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event.  Visit website>


Save the date for “Women Mobilize Women” Conference

22 May 2018
Leipzig, Germany

As part of this year’s ITF Summit 2018,  the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) and its partners, including ICLEI, is co-organizing the first “Women Mobilize Women” Conference. The Conference will focus on challenges and success stories of female empowerment in the transport sector.  Visit website>


ICLEI World Congress 2018

19-22 June 2018
Montréal, Canada

Registration is now open! Early bird offer until 1 April.

Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress is the premier global gathering of  hundreds of local and regional governments and their strategic partners steering the course of the global urban agenda. Visit website>


International Summer School: Sustainable Mobility Made in Leipzig

6- 10 Auguest 2018
Leipzig, Germany

Held every two years, the summer school is targeted to young working professionals, researchers and individuals interested in sustainable urban mobility. Visit website> 

Other upcoming Events

Resilient Cities 2018

26- 28 April 2018
Bonn, Germany

Registration is now open! 

Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation – is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation. Visit website>



26- 28 June 2018
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

MOBILIZE, the annual sustainable transport summit of the ITDP will take place in the winning city of the Sustainable Transport Award, Dar es Salaam. Visit website>

To see all sustainable mobility upcoming events in 2018, click here.

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