Workshop on “Promoting sustainable urban mobility in Nagpur”
As part of the MobiliseYourCity Initiative in India, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in collaboration with Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) organised a workshop on “Promoting sustainable urban mobility in Nagpur” on 28th and 29th August 2018 in Nagpur.
Nagpur, 28-29 August 2018
The Mobilise Your City programme is an international initiative aimed at developing low-carbon pathways for urban mobility through technical assistance provided to the partner cities worldwide.
The Governments of France and India have agreed, along with the engagement of local governments and partner cities, to support Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad in promoting sustainable urban mobility. This programme in India is funded by the European Union.
The goal of this workshop was to perform a preparatory assessment and identify a roadmap for the MobiliseYourCity programme in Nagpur. The workshop comprised of local stakeholders from the urban mobility sector and representatives from AFD and European Union Delegation to India.
This workshop served as a space for stakeholders to understand the main mobility issues faced by the city of Nagpur, identify on-going initiatives for urban mobility in the city, formulate a joint vision for sustainable mobility in Nagpur and prepare a roadmap for coordinated and collaborative action.
To better understand how MYC could accompany ongoing efforts in the city, participants were asked to reflect on the problems and solutions linked to three key themes related to sustainable mobility in the city:
- Managing streets and roads for improved mobility
- Public transport and e-mobility;
- Planning methods and links with urban development.
The working groups highlighted the importance of enhancing public awareness as well as the need for actions at various levels, including targeted communications campaigns and trainings for key target groups. This effort should go hand in hand with progressive tightening of enforcement of traffic and parking regulations.
The first National Mobilise Days, grouping the 3 pilot cities of MYC programme in India (Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad) as well as the national beneficiary (Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) will be tentatively held in Delhi early 2019.