Our webinar series, Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport, brings together a cohort of IURC cities and metropolitan areas in a peer-to-peer learning environment to discuss and share challenges and best practices related to the main topic as they build long-term learning, networking, and working relationship amongst the participants. These webinars build upon topics of interest emerging from the cooperation among cities, questions that arose during study visits in 2023, and the IURC NA Thematic Networking Event on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport that took place in Zaragoza, Spain, on November 10-11th, 2022. The series started in February 2023 and will end in November 2023. You may find below the information regarding past sessions and register for the upcoming ones:
10th of February, 2023
Launching MaaS in your City- Opportunities and Challenges
Hear about Pittsburgh’s experience planning and implementing Move PGH, the first MaaS system in the US, from our speaker, Kimberly Lucas. Through the creation of the Pittsburgh Mobility Collective (PMC), the city brought together a wide range of stakeholders that, instead of competing, are now working together to bring Pittsburgh a greater variety of transportation options. The change makes it easy for residents to locate mobility hubs, find transportation and mobility options and pay for services seamlessly through one app. As a result, there is a reduction in the use of private vehicles, an improvement in air quality, and residents gain access to services and opportunities that improve their economic stability.
Learn also from Madrid’s MaaS platform as Pedro Fernandez walks you through the app’s functionality, the planning process, and the challenges they face.
26th of April, 2023- 10 am ET / 16h CET
Low-Emission Zones- Addressing Air Quality, Reducing Congestion & Increasing Economic and Racial Equity
During this interactive session, learn from the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Spain, where their expansive Low Emission Zone is considered a referent for other cities worldwide since they have considerably reduced private vehicles and greenhouse gas emissions and from Santa Monica, USA, where they implemented a voluntary low-emission delivery zone as the first step towards zero-emissions mobility. By piloting curb space for zero-emission delivery vehicles and using curb monitoring technology, they can now better understand congestion levels, idling times, and curb availability. Aside from addressing air quality and reducing congestion, low-emission zones can be important economic and racial equity tools.
7th of June, 2023 – 10 am ET / 16h CET
Tools for Increasing Bike Ridership- Infrastructure, Incentives, and Campaigns
Learn from Bergamo, Italy, about the infrastructure, incentives, and campaigns they have implemented to increase bike ridership, and which led them to receive the Urban Award 2022 for the best sustainable mobility projects in Italy. Some of the projects include Pin Bike– an initiative that rewards those who ride a bicycle with mileage reimbursements of up to a 2 euros per day, BiGi– Bergamo’s new bike-sharing service, Bergamoinbicicletta.it– a new online portal, a billboard campaign promoting the use of two wheels, BiCity– the new management model of the bike parking stations, and BikeBox– a solution that follows the installation of 80 new bike racks in the city. An interactive exercise will follow the presentation, so you start thinking about solutions to incentivize biking in your city.