Six Actions to Enable Walking, Cycling and Public Transport for People and Planet Posted on March 21, 2023 (June 8, 2023) by Dinda Years2024 2023 2022 2021 2020 30-day free access to FuturArc App CategoriesMain Feature City Profile Showcase Commentary Commentary / 1st Quarter 2023 Six Actions to Enable Walking, Cycling and Public Transport for People and Planet March 21, 2023 Singapore plans to increase the cycling network by 1,300 kilometres by 2030. happycreator/Shutterstock.com A robust public transportation system to reduce climate impact does not stand alone—it is supported by policies and urban forms that encourage people to use and sustain it. These are actions that have been outlined by the SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport11 to promote the uptake of active urban mobility: 1. Prioritising the promotion, support and scale up of walking, cycling and public transport, as well as the decoupling of economic growth and private car use, with tailored educational, policy and funding measures.2. Investing in infrastructure that enables walking, cycling and public transport, by, among other actions, reallocating existing funding from fossil fuel subsidies.3. Implementing integrated land and transport design and planning, with robust safeguards for healthy, gender-sensitive, pro-poor and disabilities-conscious impacts so these modes effectively become the most convenient options for most trips.4. Involving multidisciplinary health experts in the development and implementation of walking, cycling and public transport policy.5. Enhancing coordination among different tiers of government, as well as the technical and financial capacities of sub-national and local governments to help cities and communities realise this shift in design, planning, funding and implementation.6. Applying an integrated and balanced mix of Avoid–Shift–Improve transport strategies to reduce emissions and increase equitable access to resilient transport systems. [This is an excerpt. Subscribe to the digital edition or hardcopy to read the complete article.] Related story: Climate Feature: Climate Targets and the Transportation Sector Climate Feature: Climate Targets and the Transportation Sector | FuturArc The next direction Our modern industrial society has been deeply shaped by advances in the transportation sector. Settlements of old that sprouted along ports and waterways have shifted to develop alongside coast-to-coast arterial roads and railway stations; some have developed close to major transp… Read more stories from FuturArc 1Q 2023: Mobility & Transport! 11 https://slocat.net/actions-to-enable-walking-cycling-and-public-transport/ To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues. Previously Published Commentary Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2023A look back at FuturArc’s stories and happenings in 2023 Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2023A look back at FuturArc’s stories and happenings in 2023 Commentary / 4th Quarter 2023Rebuilding Before Building Commentary4th Quarter 2023Rebuilding Before Building Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.