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Sustainable Urban Mobility and Public Transport in UNECE Capitals

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The inclusion of the explicit reference to urban transport in the SDG 11 is further confirmation that transport is an essential component of the overall sustainable development. It is crucial to eradicating poverty and economic growth (access to markets and jobs), improving education (access to schools), protecting child and maternal health (access to medical services), and enhancing environmental sustainability and traffic safety. The Inland Transport Committee (ITC), as the unique inland transport intergovernmental body, through this publication “Sustainable Urban Mobility and Public Transport”, wishes to contributes to the global debate and facilitate consensus on the important role of the sector in sustainable urban mobility and transport development in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The results of this study presents, analyses and benchmarks the public transport networks and mobility services of thirty six UNECE Capitals. Concrete recommendations towards the development of sustainable public transport and urban mobility networks are provided considering that all public transport modes are efficiently interconnected and that cycling and walking are integral parts of such networks as well.

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Transport in UNECE

The UNECE Sustainable Transport Division is the secretariat of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) and the ECOSOC Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The ITC and its 17 working parties, as well as the ECOSOC Committee and its sub-committees are intergovernmental decision-making bodies that work to improve the daily lives of people and businesses around the world, in measurable ways and with concrete actions, to enhance traffic safety, environmental performance, energy efficiency and the competitiveness of the transport sector.

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