GRA ENGAGEMENT PROCESS STATUS UPDATE
Round 1 Engagement Completed
The first round of engagement on the Global Roadmap of Action (GRA) and the six companion papers is now complete. During the period spanning November 15, 2018 to March 1, 2019, we received requests/input/comments from more than 50 countries, cities, multilateral development banks, United Nations agencies, multi-national companies and global civil society organizations. Through this process, we are pleased to have engaged all modes of transportation, including road, air, rail and water. This has helped to rebalance the conversation on the future of mobility.
The secretariat received input via the online platform, working group meetings, and events. Our sincere thanks to all of you who contributed to this process and/or provided input.
Round 2 Engagement to Commence Shortly
The Secretariat and six working groups have now embarked on a review of these comments and revisions of the papers. There is also a major effort underway to bring together the list of measures coming from the various working groups into a coherent and streamlined catalog of measures to achieve sustainable mobility. Another effort underway consists of interviews with companies to identify how the private sector can contribute to new mobility products and solutions to achieve sustainable mobility.
During this round, we will also conduct a series of focused feedback sessions, with support from our Member organizations on the various papers via webinars, interviews and events. The revised GRA and companion papers will be made available and will be continuously updated as new input is received.
We expect to wrap-up the effort and launch the Action Roadmap in the Fall of this Year. Thank you for staying engaged in this conversation.
What is the GRA?
The GRA lays out a pathway for planners, public decision-makers and the private sector to follow to further world’s progress toward sustainable mobility. It builds on the findings of the Global Mobility Report (GMR) 2017 and the Transport Data Portal produced under the SuM4All umbrella. Download GRA One Pager
What sets the GRA apart?
The GRA is the first-ever attempt to look across the four policy goals and identify policy measures that are most appropriate for countries relative to how they fare on mobility performances. Too often in the past, action plans have been devised with one policy goal in mind; this approach has resulted in the state of Transport as we know it today. Achieving sustainable mobility is, however, more than the sum of individual policy agendas. It requires achieving equitable, efficient, safe and green mobility targets simultaneously. A true and original contribution to the mobility debate, this effort brings a new perspective on mobility.
How will the GRA be developed?
Since January, the six working groups have developed an in-depth review of policy measures available to achieve one of the policy goals. Building on these 6 “vertical” papers, the six working group leads, consultants and the Secretariat developed more recently a “horizontal” perspective on mobility. The full package is now made available as “work in progress”. For the next three months, the SuM4All Steering Committee is inviting all members of the SuM4All Consortium, but also the private sector, policy decision-makers, and other interested parties to engage, provide input and develop a shared and inclusive roadmap of action towards sustainable mobility. A series of events are scheduled during that period to seek input (see below); bilateral meetings are planned with countries and the private sector to engage; an on-line platform is made available to provide input and comments, and the SuM4All website will be updated regularly to reflect progress with this effort. The GRA will be developed in an iterative process to ensure its relevance for decision-makers.
Please note that the GRA and its 6 Companion Papers are not for citation or distribution without the consent of SuM4All.