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Rethinking Urban Mobility: Sustainable Policies for the Century of the City

Each week, more than 1 million people move from rural areas to cities around the world, placing huge demands on existing infrastructure—and especially on existing transport systems. Booming cities need contemporary mobility systems capable of transporting increasing numbers of people while doing the least possible harm to the natural environment. Multiple actors, including national and local governments, must work together to create environmentally and financially sustainable urban transport systems.
The Makings of a Mobility Crisis in the New Urban Age

Cities consume 60–70 percent of the world’s energy supply and emit 70–80 percent of total global carbon emissions.

More than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. Urban transport defines the access of these city dwellers to wealth and well-being.

Countries with the highest rates of urbanization also have high rates of personal motorization, which in turn leads to more carbon emissions. This will continue to contribute to catastrophic climate change if cities do not develop more sustainable transportation options.

Some countries have difficulty executing their national urban transport policies due to fragmented local authority, weak financial regulation, poor project decisions, and inadequate performance-evaluation criteria.

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