Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) at ITF Summit 2017

Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) at ITF Summit 2017

The planning and implementation of sustainable urban mobility is complex and requires high cooperation between different public, but also private and civil stakeholders. This is why several internationally acknowledged institutions joined forces launching the TUMI at HABITAT-III in Quito in October...

How do we get urban transport to deliver on global climate targets?

How do we get urban transport to deliver on global climate targets?

To maintain the agreed international schedule, the sector will need to move beyond fossil fuels shortly after 2050 in the world’s most advanced regions, and by 2070 elsewhere. Transport today accounts for about 14 percent of global human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases. But even that...

Using GPS technology for demand data collection

Using GPS technology for demand data collection

Travel demand data is a necessary basis for urban mobility planning, but especially in developing and emerging economies data availability is often weak or non-existing. The Global Positioning System (GPS) technology offers a cheap alternative for data collection to traditional diary or survey...

Participants of the TUMI Mini-Course Cycle in Brasília comment on their key take-away

Participants of the TUMI Mini-Course Cycle in Brasília comment on their key take-away

Air pollution, traffic jam, noise, rising CO2 emissions and lack of access to markets and jobs: the list of problems caused by traffic in our cities is long. Without effective planning and financing sustainable mobility and urbanization will not be possible. The Transformative Urban Mobility...

„Doing nothing is the most expensive option!“

„Doing nothing is the most expensive option!“

More than 65 transport experts from the MENA region engaged in finding sustainable transport solutions for their cities in a workshop in Cairo, Egypt jointly organized by IsDB and GIZ SUTP From all of the cities worldwide: Cairo is one of the most stuck in traffic and meanwhile loses millions of...

Publication on Urban Transport and Climate Change now available in Portuguese language!

Publication on Urban Transport and Climate Change now available in Portuguese language!

Our Climate, Environment and Health Document on Urban Transport and Climate Change is now also available in Portuguese language. The module summarises the challenges that climate change mitigation has to face in the transport sector and presents the major options and instruments to deal with...

SUTP-Webinar – Road safety, active mobility and health: how local and global agendas become reality by better design and planning (Tuesday, May 23)

SUTP-Webinar – Road safety, active mobility and health: how local and global agendas become reality by better design and planning (Tuesday, May 23)

We cordially invite you to join the second webinar in 2017 on Tuesday, May 23. Please feel free to share this information with interested contacts. Road accidents and air pollution have become a serious threat to our health and impact the way we perceive and use public (road) space. At the same...

A Comprehensive Approach for Road Safety – The Example of Germany - Now also in Persian language

A Comprehensive Approach for Road Safety – The Example of Germany - Now also in Persian language

About 3,400 people die every day in road traffic accidents around the world. Despite comparatively low levels of individual motorisation, emerging economies and developing countries are particularly affected, with more than 90 per cent of traffic-related deaths occurring in these countries. If...

Urban Mobility in Greater Cairo: A history of patchwork solutions

Urban Mobility in Greater Cairo: A history of patchwork solutions

This article by Mohamed El-Khateeb was originally published on Tadamun. When I set off several months ago, on writing this article, one thing was really clear to me: There is no single article or book that covers all the different aspects of urban mobility in the level of detail that I...

How mobile network data help understand people's transport behaviour

How mobile network data help understand people's transport behaviour

The overburdening of city transport systems is becoming an increasing challenge. Before taking concrete action, cities need to gather precise traffic data. This is often very time consuming and expensive. A study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO in cooperation with...