28 September 2022

“AFricroozE”: Eco- and Gender-Friendly Electric Bikes to Transform Mobility in Africa

Najjiba Katesi, Executive Director, First African Bicycle Organisation (FABIO) Namuleme Hadija, a beneficiary of the water e-bike in Uganda The story of Namuleme Hadija is not different from that of many women in Uganda’s rural areas. She is a mother …

28 September 2022

Mapping of Organisations and Initiatives Promoting Sustainable Urban Mobility in Latin America

Our partner, Asociación Sustentar, as part of its support to the EUROCLIMA+ programme, has released an extensive mapping of organisations and initiatives working on advancing sustainable urban mobility in Latin America. The mapping identifies and documents the initiatives, projects, platforms, …

Creating a better future with Dakar’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan
7 September 2022

Creating a better future with Dakar’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

by Thierno Birahim AW, Khadim CISSE and Ndeye Rokhaya DIENG Photo from www.afrik21.africa Dakar, Senegal, is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, with about 4 million inhabitants which accounts for 23% of the country’s total population. Its population …

Life-changing bicycles in Africa for young girls and our planet
30 August 2022

Life-changing bicycles in Africa for young girls and our planet

by Farayi Mtangadura, Africa Institutional Markets Lead, World Bicycle Relief This is a photo of Smile of Zimbabwe, age 14, using her bicycle to get to school in northwestern Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of World Bicycle Relief (2022). Smile’s story: How …

Six actions to enable walking, cycling and public transport for people and planet
1 July 2022

Six actions to enable walking, cycling and public transport for people and planet

In order to reach the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement and provide equitable access to transport and mobility for all, the urgent transformation of transport is necessary. At the Glasgow Climate Conference – COP26, Parties and non-Party stakeholders came …

SLOCAT Key Transformations for Sustainable, Low Carbon Land Transport
1 November 2021

SLOCAT Key Transformations for Sustainable, Low Carbon Land Transport

In order to reach the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement and provide equitable access to transport and mobility for all, the urgent transformation of transport is necessary. This SLOCAT messaging framework articulates the 11 key transformations necessary to enable …

25 June 2021

Green Transport I Costa Rican Municipalities cycling towards a green mobility transformation – The Case of Montes de Oca and Curridabat

In recent decades, the use of private vehicles has grown dramatically in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica (GAM). Currently, more than a third of daily trips are made by car or motorcycle, and this is projected to expand, …

17 May 2021

Stuck in the wrong direction

Sergio Avelleda, Director of Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil Brazilian cities have been avoiding an urgent debate: charging car users the cost of public infrastructure and allocating these resources for public transportation. …

21 December 2020

How can Ethiopian cities bounce back from COVID-19 with active mobility at the forefront?

by Seble Samuel and Iman Abubaker Photo by AP/Mulugeta Ayene Pedestrianised streets, pop-up cycling lanes and non-motorised transport infrastructure have been critical elements of cities’ pandemic recovery strategies. But in Ethiopian cities, where walking and cycling are dominant modes of …

25 September 2020

The next generation of urban transportation champions need to put transport into context

Henrik Nolmark, Director, Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Photo by Supriya S on Unsplash We know pretty well what needs to be done, right? Reduce private car driving, promote and improve public transport, infrastructure for walking and cycling, more …