Hamburg launches sustainable mobility project

The city of Hamburg and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are working together to develop sustainable mobility solutions for the port city. The cooperation is part of WBCSD’s Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP 2.0), which aims at improving mobility in cities around the world.

The cooperation, which will last until the end of 2015, will explore how to scale up the latest technologies and traffic management approaches to achieve a cleaner, safer and better-connected mobility in Hamburg.

A number of prominent companies are participating in the project including BMW, Brisa, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Ford, Fujitsu, Pirelli, Toyota and Volkswagen. Together with a city task force, they will analyse Hamburg’s mobility situation in relation to criteria such as environmental compatibility, economic efficiency and quality of life. WBCSD will then use these findings to develop recommendations on how to improve sustainability in Hamburg’s transport system.

In 2013, WBCSD nominated six cities as pilots to develop a roadmap for sustainable mobility. Hamburg was chosen along with Lisbon (Portugal), Campinas (Brazil), Chengdu (China), Indore (India), and Bangkok (Thailand).


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