Public Transport towards a 2030 Zero Emissions Target

Categorized as News from IURC, News from NA

On February 22nd, the IURC kicked off the thematic cluster of Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport. Twenty-three people attended from nine different countries to discuss the challenges and solutions their cities are working on related to sustainable urban transport. Susana Arellano, Sustainable Urban Development Expert- IURC North America, moderated this session, and the keynote presentation was given by Miguel Ángel Ania, Senior Technical Advisor of the Zaragoza City Council.

Miguel Ángel’s presentation provided an overview of the evolution of their public transport strategy to reduce emissions significantly. He spoke about the economic feasibility of the tram and the city’s move towards electric and hydrogen-fueled buses.

The keynote presentation was followed by short interventions by six other EU and North American cities talking about challenges, successes, and strategies related to public transport and low emission delivery zones. Speakers included:

Pedro Fernández López, Madrid
Ewa Lutogniewska, Metropolis GZM
Jennifer Amstrong, Ottawa
Claudia Brizuela, San Diego
Ariana Vito, Santa Monica
Philis Naslund, Umea

It was a very enriching session for all those who participated in it. Panelists and participants joined in answering questions, and cities shared a different perspectives of the challenges they are currently facing in terms of mobility and transportation.

You may find below the key takeaways as well as the complete video.

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