Bremen Declaration on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in Europe
The just concluded 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Bremen has come out with a declaration that points to:
- Efficient use of street space with minimal technical infrastructure, focusing on its (street space’s) most efficient use which is, primarily, walking and cycling.
- Putting people ahead of vehicles, making urban space livable. Breathing space not ju st for the lungs but our own mobility.
- Addressing transport challenges for businesses. Can we minimize use of space, with efficient and sustainable logistic solutions? And can we even begin to work on local manufacturing – read 3-D printing?
- Spatial planning with mobility factored in has not yet succeeded, in that we have not been able to square the circle. Can SUMP make a difference in today’s cities, in an economically sustainable form?
- Implement simple solutions, using technology as a tool.
- Put use ahead of ownership. Can we truly move to a share economy without toppling the apple cart?
- Enable people to participate in shaping their city. Is citizen science a way forward?
- Be prepared for future developments.