Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
Increasing congestion, air quality and affordability of mobility are ranking high on the agenda of decision-makers and citizens in Georgian cities. In this context, on March 19/20th 2015, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and GIZ hosted a workshop on “Involving Cities in Georgia’s National Climate Action Planning: Moving towards a vertical integration of local and national priorities in the urban transport sector“.
More than 25 participants from 7 cities, from national government and donor representatives jointly identified challenges and barriers. Further, the participants sketched options for moving ahead, in particular in view of INDC-process and considering v-NAMAs as an appropriate tool for integration of local and national climate action. Identified priority areas include strengthening of public transport, regulation of taxis, technical standards (including related to fuel quality) as well as a need for clarifying responsibilities for regulating and financing urban transport between national and local government.
Non-motorized transport in the form of walking, cycling and cycle rickshaws plays an important role in Indian cities. It is the primary mode of transport for the urban poor, and at the same time a climate and environmentally friendly form of transport. The second SUTP Policy Brief is intended to assess the current NMT policy situation in India and to outline a broad policy reform agenda to support the development of NMT. The document can be downloaded here.
The Interamerican Development Bank has published in February the document "Cycle-inclusiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean: guide to promote use of the bicycle" (in Spanish). It is a reference document for decision makers and technical staff who need guidelines and references to promote a cycle-inclusive policy in their city. This work is part of research that IDB developed in 56 cities of LAC collecting 27 indicators on the use of bicycles and information on policies that support the use of this non-motorized mode. The document can be downloaded here.