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Sustainable Urban Transport Saves Lives

Cities reduce crashes and improve health by implementing actions that favor public transit, non-motorized transportation and sustainable urban development. In this Rio +20 side event we will discuss with a range of organization how avoiding motorized travel through the integration of sustainable land use and transport planning – increasing accessibility, saving lives and protecting the environment. We will also analyze the vital importance of shifting to safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly modes, such as public and non-motorized transport. Finally, we will take a look at ways to improve safe systems through designs and operations.

Panel Presentations

  • Holger Dalkmann, Director, EMBARQ Global - Moderator

  • Claudia Baptista, Manager of Traffic Data for Development Directory of CRT-Rio

  • Luis Antonio Galvao, Manager of Sustainable Development and Environmental Health, Pan American Health Organization

  • Luis Antonio Lindau, Director, EMBARQ Brazil

  • Guilherme Wilson, Manager of Mobility Operations, FETRANSPOR

  • Louis Gutierrez Aparicio, Latin America Strategic Director, EMBARQ and Secretary General of the Latin American Association of Integrated Systems and BRT - SIBRT

  • Tyrell Duncan, Director of Transport and Communications Division, East Asia Department, Asia Development Bank

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