Transport organizations have been calling for the world to embrace sustainable modes of travel for years. As of late, these calls have gotten stronger. In the past few years, many organizations and agencies have emerged with the sole objective of realizing a world in which sustainable mobility is a reality.
As part of our commitment to establish a diverse, inclusive and representative Steering Committee, SuM4All Consortium Members elected their representatives for a two year term, starting July 1st, 2018.
Every morning, I catch the train to work. It arrives anywhere between one minute early and 10 minutes late, meaning my carefully calibrated commute (with just enough time factored in to grab a latte) is regularly thrown out of whack.
The world’s transport networks are lagging behind booming demand, and countries risk missing key development goals if access to jobs, markets and healthcare is jeopardized, the World Bank, United Nations and other agencies said on Thursday.
Transport is not gender-neutral. This was the key message that came out of a high-level gender discussion co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Resources Institute during the recent Transforming Transportation 2018 conference, which was held in Washington DC between January 11-12, 2018.
For years, the transport sector has been looking at solutions to reduce its carbon footprint. A wide range of stakeholders has taken part in the public debate on transport and climate change, yet one mode has remained largely absent from the conversation: maritime transport.
In the 1960s, the vision of future mobility was people with jet packs and flying cars – we believed these innovations wouldn’t be far off after the moon landing in 1969. Obviously, the reality in 2017 is somewhat different.
Some might call it an existential question. Some may be surprised that the answer is not clear. When it comes to sustainable mobility initiatives and stakeholders, who is who, and who does what? Addressing these questions is a key pre-requisite to the transformation of the transport sector and the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.