The Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) initiative launched on 23 October 2019 the Global Roadmap of Action toward Sustainable Mobility (GRA), a tool to guide country decision-makers on “how to” achieve mobility that is efficient, accessible, safe and green. The GRA follows the 2017 launch of Global Mobility Report, the first-ever global assessment of the transport sector across all modes.
With growing urbanisation, increasing world trade and new technologies, the global mobility system is stressed. More than one billion people, or one-third of the global rural population, lacks access to all-weather roads and transport services—a major barrier to social and economic advancement (GMR, 2017). The GRA will help tackle this urgency by taking a holistic approach of sustainability and offering concrete policy solutions countries can adapt and adopt to achieve sustainable mobility. As a tool, the GRA helps countries identify gaps, crucial steps, and appropriate policies to ensure that transport contributes to attain the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and improve the sustainability of their transport system.
"Alongside our global membership, UITP actively works on advancing public transport to help make our cities more sustainable. The Global Roadmap of Action Toward Sustainable Mobility is an ambitious and impressive effort to identify the most relevant and impactful policy measures to advance the sector and decarbonise transport. UITP was proud to co-lead the urban access pillar of the GRA and we're pleased to join other players in accelerating progress. Lasting change can only be achieved through collaboration and we invite all actors to join this effort," said Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of UITP.