The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility

Final draft as of 21 September 2017
by: Itzel Obregon

Our cities are experiencing unprecedented changes in transportation that are driven by social, economic and technical trends.

The Kaohsiung Strategies on the future of urban mobility shall inspire local governments to transforming their transportation systems and mobility patterns towards reduced automobile dependency and towards becoming more sustainable, low-carbon and people-centered. They call for a dedicated debate on these emerging trends, new technologies, subsidies and necessary bans, including their opportunities, challenges and threats. The Kaohsiung Strategies strengthen ecomobile solutions; walking, cycling, public transport, shared mobility and their inter-connectivity as the backbone of urban mobility in the future.

The Kaohsiung Strategies, launched in Kaohsiung in October 2017, shall bring a strong message on urban mobility and climate to the UN Climate Conference COP 23 in Bonn in November 2017. They also present ICLEI’s call to apply the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda into local mobility policies.