SuM4All launches sustainable mobility tool

Posted: 25 October 2019 |

The Global Roadmap of Action toward Sustainable Mobility (GRA) tool, launched by the SuM4All initiative, aims to guide country decision-makers on how to achieve mobility that is efficient, accessible, safe and green.

SuM4All launches sustainable mobility tool

The Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) initiative has launched the Global Roadmap of Action toward Sustainable Mobility (GRA), a tool to guide country decision-makers on how to achieve efficient, accessible, safe and green mobility.

The GRA follows the 2017 launch of Global Mobility Report, a global assessment of the transport sector across all modes.

As a tool, the GRA is designed to help countries identify gaps, crucial steps, and appropriate policies to ensure that transport contributes to attain the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and improve the sustainability of their transport systems. According to the GRA, globally, one billion more people would be connected to education, health and jobs if we close the transport access gap in rural areas and improve border administration.

“The current mobility system takes a heavy toll on our planet and leaves many people behind. In most cases, it is also expensive, inefficient and unsafe. The GRA is the first comprehensive effort to look across the four policy goals of accessibility, efficiency, safety and green mobility for all modes of transport with a focus on action. It serves as an important tool for policymakers to act now and turn the vision of sustainable transport into a reality,” said Nancy Vandycke, Program Manager of SuM4All and World Bank Lead Economist.

“At Michelin, we believe mobility is a key factor of human progress. But we also know that transport is a major contributor to CO2 emissions. The challenge is to achieve more mobility, for more people, with less impact. In this sense, the GRA is a real milestone. It is an operational toolbox that will help states and cities improve the sustainability of their own transport sector. As a member of the Sum4All steering committee, Michelin is proud to support this action focused initiative,” said Florent Menegaux, CEO of Michelin.

Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE, said: “The United Nations inland transport conventions administered by UNECE provide a harmonised legal and regulatory framework for the development of sustainable transport systems worldwide. They enable the NEWS RELEASE efficient and safe mobility of people and goods, and boost economic development by enhancing connectivity and saving significant time and costs for cross-border trade. These unique tools, coupled with binding air pollution reduction commitments under UNECE’s Air Convention, also help to integrate air quality and climate action at the heart of sustainable mobility.”

“With the GRA we have finally, and for the first time, a clear vision that can be translated into immediate action. We look forward to working with countries and industry on a new and impactful pipeline of projects,” said Susanna Zammataro, Director General, International Road Federation (IRF).

“UITP was proud to co-lead the urban access pillar of the GRA and we are pleased to join other players in accelerating progress. Lasting change can only be achieved through collaboration and we invite all actors to join this effort,” said Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of UITP.

GRA is the outcome of work by 55 organisations with a shared ambition to transform the future of mobility, 180 experts, and consultations with 50 public decision makers and 25 private corporations. SuM4All is an umbrella platform supported by 55 public and private organisations.