Transportation networks and modern mobility facilitate work opportunities, trade, education, connects people and communities. Sustainable transport drives sustainable development.
Our common goal is the create sustainable, green, and interconnected transportation mobility around the world. If we want to reach this goal, it is not a question but mandatory to work together locally and globally. The vertical integration among different governments and the horizontal integration across various sectors and territories is a strategic step that can support a holistic transportation network development.
Universities, research institutes, local government agencies, and technology companies are various stakeholders, and all of them hold an essential piece of the puzzle in creating a unified solution. Joint efforts to fight climate change, reduce air pollution and improve road safety are in the best interest of all of these stakeholders.
Universities and Research Institutes
Their role is to research and analyze what can be done better and how technology, data management, and overall support can be improved. Universities and research institutes can collect specific and quantitative data to recognize patterns and best practices and see how technology can support modern mobility solutions locally and internationally. Universities have the power to educate a portion of the future and build a well-informed, engaged public who are supportive and interested in the future of sustainable transportation solutions.
Have the technical capacity to build transportation solutions through partnerships with local and international organizations, governments at all levels, and banks.
Are able to collect data on the roads, have a clear understanding of local challenges, opportunities, and where the development and improvement of transportation mobility are most needed. Local governments know where congestions, roadblocks are likely to develop, what locations struggle with lack of access to mobility and micromobility vehicles, and how effective transportation planning can facilitate short-term deliverables with a long-term view.
Local governments can create supportive legal and regulatory government frameworks to promote sustainable transportation. They can also support technology companies and increase funding for research and production. Establish monitoring and evaluation frameworks for sustainable transport, and build capacity for gathering and analyzing sound and reliable data and statistics.
In summary, a collaboration between the different stakeholders enables a modern mobility solution that is interconnected, efficient, and effective considering local and global challenges and requirements. Governments, technology companies, universities, and research institutes working together enable a holistic approach to problem-solving and finding practical and coordinated global mobility solutions.