Training Course: Towards Livable Cities- The Role of Urban Mobility
Organized by GIZ SUTP, ICLEI Ecomobility, Ministerio de Desarrollo Urbano y Vivienda (MIDUVI) and with support from WRI Ross Center for Cities.
Quito, Ecuador, October 20, 2016
Lessons towards livable cities through urban mobility
It has proven time and again in many cities that building automobile friendly infrastructure will not solve the traffic challenges in cities. This approach not only worsens air quality but also affects other areas such as quality of life, accessibility and worsens congestion. By increasing the mobility options and access to these options, ecomobility can become more attractive in cities. Cities that have provided favorable, safe and accessible walking and cycling infrastructure along with integration to affordable and effective public transport systems have successfully increased the share in these modes.