March 22nd - Panel 1: Without a Just Transition… there just won’t be a transition!
Urban mobility must change substantively, to become cleaner and more resilient- this is no secret. Climate goals may be biting at our heels, nevertheless, efforts to cut carbon cannot overlook the impacts of our ambitious plans on some of the most vulnerable members of society. Affordability, accessibility, and inclusivity must be at the heart of the mobility transition. A Just Transition in urban mobility ensures that the shift towards cleaner mobility is equitable and beneficial to all members of society, while at the same time ensuring our transport sector reflects those it seeks to serve. A major question now for our cities, regions, operators, and others is how to measure or benchmark accessibility. This panel examines how we can better determine what constitutes accessible and affordable transport and how building a more diverse transport workforce, from depot to boardroom, will accelerate this process.
Isobel Duxfield, POLIS - Nick Fairclough, Transport for Greater Manchester - Huub Hoenjet, Amsterdam Vervoerregio - François Hoehlinger, Troopy - Adriana Certuche, Undersecretary of Citizen Services, City of Bogotá