The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility

The Kaohsiung Strategies 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 Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility were adopted 4 October at the closing plenary of the EcoMobility World Congress 2017 in Kaohsiung.

Our cities are experiencing unprecedented changes in transportation that are driven by social, economic and technical trends. As city leaders, it is our responsibility to guide these changes to ensure that accessible, connected, affordable, safe, and environmentally friendly mobility options are being integrated into our existing and future communities.

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility are one of the legacies of the Kaohsiung EcoMobility World Festival and inspire local governments to transform their transportation systems and mobility patterns towards more sustainable, low-carbon and people-centered models that reduce automobile dependency.

The Kaohsiung Strategies, launched 4 October at the EcoMobility World Congress in Kaohsiung, were shared at the UN Climate Conference COP 23 in Bonn in November 2017, bringing a strong message on sustainable urban mobility to the international stage. They also serve as a call to action to apply the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda to local mobility policies.

The Kaohsiung Strategies are based on the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities.

Our starting point:

Sustainable , inclusive, prosperous, and resilient cities depend on transportation that facilitates the safe, efficient and pollution-free flow of people and goods, while also providing affordable, healthy, and integrated mobility for all and accepting low-carbon and resource efficient development as key goals.

On the occasion of the EcoMobility World Festival 2013 and upon invitation of the Mayor of Suwon and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, mayors, city planners and mobility experts convened in Suwon, South Korea, in September 2013 for the second EcoMobility 2013 Congress. Among these were many representatives from the EcoMobility Alliance.

As an output of the congress and the festival the Suwon EcoMobility Impulse was introduced to the participants and the dignitaries. The purpose of the Suwon 2013 EcoMobility Impulse was to provide guiding thoughts, principles, examples and starting points for concrete improvements in urban planning & development, be it for existing municipalities or new towns, towards the greening of mobility in our cities worldwide.

The Johannesburg Declaration on Ecomobility in Cities

The Johannesburg Declaration on Ecomobility in Cities is one of the outcomes of the second EcoMobility World Festival 2015, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.It has been developed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Johannesburg and has received valuable input from partners and experts, in particular from SLoCaT.

This Declaration was first endorsed by city leaders and experts who convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, in October 2015 for the EcoMobility Dialogues.


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