The Alliance Chair city, Changwon, Rep. of Korea, recently went to polls and elected a new Mayor Mr. Ahn Sang-Soo. Mayor Ahn is a lawyer by profession and has worked in the judicial system for over 20 years. He was elected to the National assembly in 1996 and has served as an assembly member for 4 consecutive terms, during which he was also the Chairperson of the Legislative and Judicial Committee. Mayor Ahn is from the Grand National Party. It is understood that Mayor Sang-soo has EcoMobility high on his agenda during his term. He is also very interested to promote the public bike-sharing scheme of Changwon, NUBIJA.
The Mayor has already directed his EcoMobility staff to begin research on ways to improve the current bike-sharing scheme such that it can be made more attractive. The ICLEI – EcoMobility Alliance secretariat is supporting the city of Changwon in gathering experiences from various cities that have already implemented a bike sharing system.