From 16 to 20 October in Quito, Ecuador, the EcoMobility Days 2016 gathered local representatives, change-makers from the public and the private sectors, and urban mobility enthusiasts. In total, over 60 speakers from more than 25 countries exchanged practices, visions of the future of urban mobility and concrete tools and methodology during an intense 5-day program attended by over 250 participants. The EcoMobility Days combined the main elements that the Alliance offers its members, to support them in enhancing sustainable mobility, good practice exchanges, tools, methodologies, training by offering a space for high-level discussions on the future of urban mobility.
The city of Quito opened its doors to the EcoMobility Alliance cities as well as to participants of the Habitat III conference to meet and share experiences on delivering sustainable urban mobility. We have summarised the EcoMobility Days in this report where we wish to convey the innovation and enthusiasm that emerged throughout the event. Cities demonstrated during these five days their great commitment to ecomobility. Alliance cities and local governments from across the world presented their efforts delivering sustainable urban mobility in their specific context.
Participants of the EcoMobility Days 2016 explored the challenges to finance sustainable urban mobility and implement mobility in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. A great number of critical topics were covered during the conference, including clean vehicles and clean air in cities, as well as safe and healthy routes to school. Finally, taking advantage of the great attendance of the conference by Latin American cities, participants also had the opportunity to hear from specific ecomobility efforts in these cities on topics such as active mobility and public transport.
The EcoMobility days were organised by the ICLEI EcoMobility Alliance, with generous support from partners such as FIA Foundation, EUROCLIMA and various other organisations working in the area of urban mobility. EcoMobility Days is a part of the technical workshop series of the EcoMobility Alliance and an effort to equip local governments to implement the New Urban Agenda, which was also being discussed at the UN’s Habitat III conference held during the same time in Quito, Ecuador.