Monday, 24 October - Making Vision Reality

9:00-10:30 Plenary session: Instruments and business models for EcoMobility

Even the best intentions fall short of expectations if not implemented properly. Economic instruments such as congestion charges or public transport passes can be powerful tools to leverage the effect of other EcoMobility policies. They should also be regarded as fundamental components of financially sustainable business models, essential to enable EcoMobility systems to continuously improve and provide a high quality service.

10:45-12:15 Parallel sessions

A3 Bike sharing systems: Business models and financing

This session concentrated on business models and financing opportunities to set-up and maintain a bicycle sharing system. The underlying goal is to prevent the system from overburdening municipal finances, and instead to make it capable of generating revenues that allow for its continuous improvement.

B3 Overcoming barriers: Behavioral change through marketing and communication

In many industrialized cities, EcoMobility requires a profound behavioral change only possible if some of the factors hampering that transition are no longer seen as barriers by citizens. In other cities, EcoMobility is already a way of life and the strategy should be enabling their growth while maintaining walking and cycling shares. Communication strategies need to demystify the myth of the car as the ideal mobility solution, while also showing that EcoMobility is a practical solution for most mobility needs.

C3 Overcoming barriers: Walkability in Asian Cities

Organized by CAI-Asia and ICLEI.

Asian cities still enjoy high shares of walking, but the appropriate infrastructure is often lacking and its quality may not meet pedestrian needs. As a consequence, fatalities are high and citizens are constantly pushed to use a motorized form of transportation. This session focused on good practices of pedestrian accessibility.

12:30-13:30 Congress summary: Exploring the road ahead-Next initiatives

  • Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Gil Peñalosa, Executive Director, 8–80 Cities 

13:30-17:30 – Changwon city tour

Lunch included.

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14:30-17:30* Training for practitioners: Implementing bike sharing systems

* Continues on Tuesday, 25 October for another 3h.
Organized by GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale.

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