UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility.
UITP represent 1,800 operators and have hope to double the market share of public transport worldwide by 2025. The target hopes to save: 170m tons of oil; 550m tons of CO²; reduce urban traffic fatalities by 15%; and reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease by 50% thanks to the greater role of walking, cycling and public transport!
In 2019 UITP published new Urban Mobility Indicators and best practice case studies for walking and public transport in partnership with Walk21.
Dr Helge Hillnhütter, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology presented at the Walk21 Rotterdam conference in 2019 reminding us that: At least 85% of people access public transport on foot; 45-50% of public transport users travel time is spent walking; 70% of public transport users memories relate to walking travel; and by investing in more walkable connections the use of public transport can treble. We are delighted that Helge sits on Walk21’s Advisory Board.
Urban Mobility Indicators
Urban agenda indicators relating to sustainable development goal 11.2 to invest in more accessible, safe, efficient, affordable and sustainable infrastructure for walking and public transport.