EcoMobility Alliance Cities present at the EcoMobility World Festival 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa

The three EcoMobility Alliance Cities present at the EcoMobility World Festival 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa were Bogota, Rosario and Mexico City.

Bogota and Rosario where present at the leaders roundtable. Attended by mayors, deputy mayors, heads of transport and topic experts, the leaders’ roundtable provided the opportunity to further strengthen the key statements of the Johannesburg Declaration on Ecomobility in Cities. It was evident from all contributions that promoting walking, cycling and public transport is the crux for cities all over the world to combat climate change.

Mexico City presented at the session focused on “Achieving and enabling EcoMobility: New and shared forms of mobility”. From minibus taxis, bike sharing, car sharing, to new technologies, the dialogue highlighted the history, existing challenges and the question of innovation. Iván de la Lanza, Cycling Culture, Desing and Infrastructure Director, Ministry of Enviroment, Mexico City presented the EcoBici project in Mexico City. He presented the Bycicle Mobility Strategy in which Mexico City which consists of three areas of action: 1) Infraestructure & equipment: Cycle Paths and Bike Hub Network, 2) Culture & Education: Open Street Program and Bike Schools 3) ECOBICI Bike Share:Integrate bike to public transport.

The afternoon panel discussions saw further engagement around regulation, governance, and inter-modality. It provided the platform for different stakeholders to engage with each other on questions surrounding regulation, governance, and inter-modality while exploring opportunities to foster understanding and partnerships in moving forward.

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