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 our second Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport session, we learned from Jacob Mason from ITDP what low-emission zones (LEZ) are and what can make them more successful. Heard directly from Jordi Jové from the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Spain, how they were able to implement their expansive LEZ and bring the public and other stakeholders on board, and we gained insights from Lidia Henderson and Hamilton Steimer from WRI on how to address the challenges to implement a Zero Emission Delivery Zone in your city. The three speakers also explained how LEZ and ZEDZ, beyond improving air quality and reducing congestion, can be important economic and racial equity tools.
To learn more about LEZ, ZEDZ and the topics we’ll cover, check out:
ITDP’s recently published report The Opportunity of Low Emission Zones: A Taming Traffic Deep Dive Report.
28th of June, 2023 – 10 am ET / 16h CET
Tools for Increasing Bike Ridership- Infrastructure, Incentives, and Campaigns
Our final Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport online session featured an interactive exercise for participating cities to start thinking about the challenges and solutions to increasing bike ridership, such as infrastructure, incentives, and campaigns.