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1 Public Transport’s Contribution to Sustainable Development

2 UITP is: The International Network of Transport Professionals The Point of Reference for the Industry The International Forum on Transport Policy The Advocate of Public Transport

3 UITP Over 2500 members in 80 countries world- wide transporting 60 billion passengers annually Includes all mobility actors: - Organising Authorities - Transport Companies (private and public) - Infrastructure Operators - Suppliers of Equipment, Systems and Services - Academics, consultants and others

4 Long-term environmental practises A better quality of life for all members of society Economic development and vitality combined with sustainable transport systems bringing solid economic growth ENVIRONMENTSOCIETY ECONOMY THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ME Liveable cities and communities Business practises with low environmental impact Social inclusion bringing economic prosperity

5 Sustainable Mobility: a Cornerstone of Sustainable Development Allows the basic access needs of individuals and societies to be met safely, consistent with human and ecosystem needs, and equably within and between generations. Is affordable, operates efficiently, offers choice of transport mode, and supports a vibrant economy. Limits emissions and waste, brings the consumption of non- renewable resources down to acceptable levels, reuses and recycles components, minimises the use of land and the production of noise.

6 The Social Case Cities, Transport and Sustainability Growing world population  Access to education, jobs, leisure, health care and services - a right for every citizen and crucial to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and help end poverty  Safe travel – a concern for all - many more than 1 million people are injured or die due to traffic accidents Healthy mobility habits, equitable access and clean air benefit everyone

7 The Social Case: Cities need….

8 The Environmental Case: Use of Resources - the efficient use of urban space

9 One bus or 60 cars are needed to transport 75 people

10 The Environmental Case: Global warming Transport is a major producer of greenhouse gases (CO 2, methane and water vapour) and emissions from ths sector ARE GROWING.

11 Private Motor BusesMetro * Vehicles Carbon Monoxide Hydrocarbons Oxides of Nitrogen Oxides of Sulphur Lead0.02// Particulate Matter Carbon Dioxide The Environmental Case: urban air pollution Emission Rates in London by mode, 1997 (grams/passenger-km)

12 The Environmental Case: Urban noise pollution The noise impact of transport as a whole can be reduced even further through: - a better integration of PT in the urban environment - a regular maintenance of the fleet - making use of the least noise technologies - reduction of car use in city centres

13 The Economic Case: The Cost of Transport to the Community Density, Modal Choice and Cost of Urban Public Transport

14 The Economic Case: The cost of transport is directly related to density. The cost of transport in dense cities where the majority of trips are made by public transport, cycling or walking is significantly less than in less dense sprawling cities.

15 The Economic Case: Cities without robust public transport networks are less effective economically Public transport has an excellent safety record Walking to and from public transport stops gives basic exercise, good for all ages Brings socially cohesive societies Are energy efficient and have low emissions

16 The Economic Case: The cost is too high not to INVEST In terms of impact on the climate Economic Development Quality of Life

17 3 Pillars of Sustainable Mobility

18 What is UITP doing? What does the Future look like? It depends on what we choose….. Sustainable integrated transport systems New models for a more flexible customer service orientated transport New institutional organisations A level ‘playing field’ and incentives for change Visionary policies and implementation

19 UITP Brochure Ticket to the Future - 3 stops to Sustainable Mobility Launched at the Congress May 2003

20 What is UITP doing? If we want to know the future? We should look at what we are creating ourselves It depends on what we choose to do….. Thank you


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