All roads lead… to sustainable transport

There’s a renewed sense of urgency to shift the way we move.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we must transform how we move ourselves and our goods. Photo: UNDP Moldova
Emissions from the transportation sector are a major driver of climate change. UNDP is working with countries to make urban transport greener. Photo: Shun Idota/Unsplash

Pedaling to work

In Chisinau, Moldova, UNDP is developing a new strategy for an alternative transport infrastructure: can you imagine going safely to work by bicycle throughout a 200 kilometres network of routes connecting all sectors of the capital on exclusive lanes?

Despite an overall downturn in car sales during the pandemic, electric car registrations increased by 41 percent in 2020. Photo: Mike/Pexels

Traditional vehicles and new technology

One of the main barriers to people using electric vehicles is reluctance to adopt a new type of automobile. In Uruguay, the MOVÉS project has created a combination of incentives to build trust by showing the viability of electric vehicles and to make the switch financially worthwhile.

Dedicated lanes for bikes and public transport are part of Ukraine’s strategy to increase sustainability and reduce traffic congestion (left). Photo: UNDP Ukraine. Some tuk-tuks in Guatemala are switching to solar power (right). Photo: for Tomorrow

Cities are primarily about people, not cars

Egypt had zero cycle tracks and no network of quality public buses. But that’s changing.

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