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EcoMobility

EcoMobility gives priority to walking, cycling, public transport, shared mobility and light green vehicles. It is integrated, socially inclusive and environmentally-friendly.

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EcoMobility is integrated, socially inclusive and environmentally-friendly. It gives priority to walking, cycling, public transport, shared mobility and light green vehicles.

The transportation sector has a significant impact on both the local and global environment. Transportation contributes approximately 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and has a significant impact on local air quality and equity. Fortunately, cities are constantly finding new and innovative ways to mitigate that impact.

Sustainable and accessible mobility is at the core of a livable city. Today, cities are expecting unprecedented levels of automobile and freight traffic resulting in air pollution, greenhouse gas emission, congestion and accidents. By enabling communities to access goods, services and information sustainability, ecomobility can improve quality of life, increase mobility options, and create more accessible public space.

Objectives

ICLEI uses four key principles to guide our work:

  • Avoid – the need to travel long or inconvenient distances through better urban planning and integrated land-use management;

  • Shift – towards increasing the share of environmentally friendly modes of mobility such as walking, biking, use of public transport;

  • Improve – energy efficiency and vehicle technology and optimize use of public transport;

  • Integrate – networks and systems to provide multi-modal transportation systems and deliver a seamless travel experience for users.

Activities

Cities SHIFT

Funded by the Hewlett Foundation and the EcoMobility Alliance, the “Cities SHIFT: Capacity Building and Networking for climate- and people-friendly mobility” project is to support cities to identify challenges and opportunities of its urban mobility system with the hope that the city could shift towards more ecomobile modes of travel, i.e. walking, cycling, shared and public transport. The project is implemented through performance measurement of the mobility system through EcoMobility SHIFT+ methodology; capacity building; and global dissemination.

EcoMobility Alliance

The EcoMobility Alliance is a network of ambitious cities, led by innovators and visionaries, supported by experts and businesses, committed to building a sustainable mobility future that is efficient, people-centered, low emission and environmentally-friendly. Founded in 2011 with six cities, the Alliance has since grown to 23 cities from various regions of the world. For more information ➔

EcoMobility World Festival

The EcoMobility World Festival series by ICLEI shows that an ecomobile lifestyle can be promoted in cities around the world. The Festival transforms a neighborhood or a business district in a city into carfree and ecomobile area for a month. Implementing the Festival demonstrates the possibilities of an innovative and forward-thinking urban mobility culture. For more information ➔

Any local and regional government interested in moving towards integrated, socially inclusive, and environmentally friendly modes of urban mobility, please contact ecomobility@iclei.org or visit ecomobiliy.org for more information.
For information on Chinese local governments’ participation, please contact Ms. Ge Liu at ge.liu@iclei.org.

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