UITP supports Mobility Week
UITP (the International Association of Public Transport) is supporting the 2015 Mobility Week. It is running a campaign aimed at highlighting the vital role public transport plays across the globe. In 2005, 47% of the daily trips worldwide were still made in private motorised vehicles, creating both pollution and congestion, degrading air quality and holding back economic growth. If significant action is not taken to reduce the amount of private vehicle use, then the organisation warns energy use and greenhouse gas emissions are predicted to rise by nearly 30% by 2025 compared to 2005. Encouraging a significant modal shift to public transport, as per UITP’s strategy of doubling the modal share of public transport by 2025, would play a major role in climate mitigation, making cities better places to live and work.