public transport’s role as the backbone of all mobility services
Mass public transport must remain firmly as the backbone of an integrated public transport system, combined with shared and on-demand modes—this redefinition of public transport is necessary to provide door-to-door seamless journeys that eliminate the need for a private car. Cities with efficient, integrated and accessible public transport systems reduce private car ownership and therefore can significantly reduce traffic congestion and emissions.
Cities account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions, and with urban transport accounting for a large portion of this in many cities. These statistics show that urban mobility lies at the heart of the fight against climate change and the transition to a resource efficient and low carbon urban economy. Shifting transport to more sustainable modes is vitally important.