Ambitious cities committed to sustainable transport
The EcoMobility Alliance is a network of cities committed to building a sustainable transport future ensuring low-carbon, people-centered and socially inclusive mobility options.
Through the EcoMobility Alliance, ICLEI brings together cities committed to advancing urban mobility to conceptualize, design and implement people- and climate-friendly urban mobility options that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
Though several activities, the EcoMobility Alliance reinforces local governments’ commitments to transforming their transportation systems and mobility patterns, aiming to reduce automobile dependency and become more sustainable, low-carbon and people-centered.
Activities of the Initiative
Outreach and coalition building:
- Through various projects such as the EcoMobility Alliance, EcoMobility World Festival, and EcoMobility SHIFT, ICLEI brings cities together to have a collective and mutual learning and translate learning into practice by implementing policies, projects and investments to transform the current mobility patterns.
- The Alliance has also brought forward the voice of Alliance Cities and their mobility concerns at various international events such as the International Transport Forums, Autonomy: The Urban Mobility Summit, the UN Climate Talks, Metropolitan Solutions and many others.
- ICLEI empowers EcoMobility Alliance cities by providing technical expertise and the opportunity to share their experiences and participate in knowledge exchange with other Alliance cities from around the world.
- The Alliance secretariat has conducted capacity building activities together with Alliance partners in Chinese Taipei, Germany and Ecuador. The main target groups for these events were policy-makers from local and national governments. EcoMobility Alliance workshops run by Alliance Cities provide the opportunity for peer-to-peer exchanges focusing on key issues of common concern and facilitate sharing of expertise among Alliance Cities, Alliance Partners, and experts.
- The Alliance has also supported various capacity building workshops organized by our partners and cities including the International Summer School: Made in Leipzig II; REN 21 Academy in Berlin, Germany, and many others.
Policy-making and implementation:
- During the EcoMobility World Festival 2017, the City of Kaohsiung transformed the streets of the historical Hamasen neighborhood into a dedicated space for ecomobile modes of transport such as walking, cycling, and various forms of public transport including shared and light electric vehicles. Kaohsiung was the second city in Asia to showcase autonomous shuttle buses in a real urban environment and invite the public for test-rides. The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility was an outcome of the EcoMobility World Festival and Congress 2017 and provide a guide for city leaders to shape the future of urban transport in their communities, and ensure safe, clean, affordable, accessible, environmentally-friendly, intelligent and connected mobility options and transport systems for their residents.
- The EcoMobility Alliance will work with selected cities to have an in depth understanding of their current mobility goals and review the current vision that they have for urban mobility. Through this needs assessment exercise, cities will also evaluate the ecomobility related projects that they intend to implement.
Monitoring and reporting:
- The EcoMobility Alliance has updated the performance measurement system, EcoMobility SHIFT and pioneered this in China, India and Uganda.
Tsu-Jui Cheng (email@example.com), EcoMobility Alliance Manager, ICLEI