UITP and ICLEI partner to promote safe, sustainable mobility
Posted: 4 May 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
By signing a Memorandum of Understanding, the organisations have agreed to help localise and deliver international agendas.
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has formalised a partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The partnership aims to build a long-standing collaboration between cities and the public transport sector.
Working with ICLEI, UITP will promote sustainable, accessible, safe and efficient urban and interurban mobility aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement.
The new agreement is said to open up opportunities for both UITP and ICLEI to enhance capacity building opportunities for cities and public transport activities, as well as the joint implementation of projects and policies aimed at delivering sustainable urban mobility.
With a worldwide network of more than 1,800 members in 100 countries, UITP is joining with ICLEI’s 1,750 local and regional governments to commit to sustainable urban development.
“The public transport sector is committed to protecting passengers and employees, while keeping cities moving. Cooperation with all levels of governments will be essential to ‘building back better’ and public transport can become an important lever in our economic recovery plan, and rebuild trust in public transport in the post-COVID-19 period and, ultimately, help us to come out stronger from this crisis. With this MoU, cities and the public transport sector can ensure that no one is left behind,” said Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of UITP.
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