SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY FOR ALL

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July 16, 2018
The Global Tracking Framework for transport is a new platform of indicators and data to help track global progress towards sustainable mobility. This new tool was developed with the support of the UK Government's Department for International Development, as well as from all the members of the SuM4All Consortium. The vision for sustainable mobility is built around four global objectives—universal access, efficiency, safety and green mobility. The Global Tracking Framework identifies targets for these four objectives and tracks or measures them with data and indicators.
July 06, 2018
Sustainable Mobility for All was featured at the World Transport Convention 2018 (WTC), which brought together over 6,000 participants last month in Beijing—including high-level government officials, CEOs of companies, heads of international organizations, and academics. Specifically, SuM4All participated in the Belt and Road Initiative Transport Alliance Symposium and the Smart Urban Transport and Mobility Forum organized under the WTC umbrella.
May 04, 2018
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.
March 20, 2018
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.
July 11, 2018
The Chinese government, based on its commitment to carbon reduction in the Paris Climate Agreement, laid out its intention to achieve peak CO₂ emissions by 2030, and to make its best effort to peak as early as possible. It committed to lowering CO₂ emissions per unit of GDP by 60–65 percent of their 2005 levels and to increasing the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to about 20 percent.
July 05, 2018
The international community has adopted numerous instruments to shape the future of transport worldwide, ranging from legal agreements and conventions to declarations, resolutions, and programmes of action. These instruments help policymakers framing policy action to achieve sustainable mobility. The nature and scope of these instruments vary widely: they can be binding or nonbinding for countries, global or regional, focus on specific modes of transport or tackle sector-wide issues.
July 05, 2018
Not a day goes by without a new story on how technology is redefining what is possible for transport. A futuristic world of self-driving, automated cars seems closer than ever. While the ongoing wave of innovation certainly opens up a range of exciting new possibilities, I see three enduring challenges that we need to address if we want to make sure technology can indeed help the transport sector move in the right direction:
May 04, 2018
Three years ago, Professor Leszek Sibilski embarked on an academic project to explore the role of bicycles in development. Little did he know then that his project would evolve into a massive advocacy effort, backed by the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative, to have the United Nations designate a day to celebrate and promote bicycle use around the world. He succeeded.