On Thursday, September 28th, the Bucharest National Theatre, Media Hall, hosted “MOBILITY”, a benchmark conference on the topic of urban mobility.
“MOBILITY” was the second event of the 2017 series of Green Report Conferences, organized in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment. The main debate topics of MOBILITY were: improving and modernizing traditional transportation systems, using alternative means of transportation in major cities, urban mobility.
Some of the most prominent figures in terms of mobility who attended the “MOBILITY” event were: General Mayor of Bucharest – Gabriela Firea, President of the Environment Fund Administration – Cornel Brezuica, City Manager for Bucharest Municipality – Sorin Chirita, Deputy Mayor of Timisoara Municipality – Dan Diaconu, SIXT New Kopel CEO – Tal Lahav, Public Policy Associate CEE UBER – Mark Andrijanic, President of the Swedish Cycling Federation – Lars Stromgren, Renovatio CEO – Alexandru Teodorescu, Head Commissioner of the Road Traffic Brigade – Aurelian Calineat, Vice President of the European Cyclists’ Federation – Raluca Fiser, Pony Car Sharing CEO – Demis Ghindeanu, Head of Project Management, Swarco, etc.
The debates of the three panels led to identifying the necessary solutions for traffic decongestion in Bucharest, but also the reasons why such solutions have not been implemented yet. The key to successful implementation of sustainable urban mobility principles is
Real and effective collaboration among central and local authorities, companies and civil society representatives is key to the successful implementation of sustainable urban mobility principles.
Another idea was that people must be at the center of investments and the transportation needs of a citizen from point A to point B must be taken into consideration by implementing the concept of “mobility service”.
Present at the Mobility conference, organized by Green Report, Gabriela Firea, the General Mayor of Bucharest, presented some identified solutions for traffic decongestion in Bucharest. However, none of these are completed.
When it comes to efficient use of public space and planning, Lars Strömgrent, President of the Swedish Cycling Federation, says he has learned through his own experience how important it is to know how to effectively organize available space.
The authorities also decided to extend the billing period for the “Rabla Plus” programme to enable importers to take over the vehicles from the factory.
Cristina Mestre, Environmental, Biofuel and Transport Policy Advisor, spoke at the Mobility conference on what it takes to reduce the impact of CO2 emissions from the transportation sector. The conference was organized by Green Report, in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment.
Green Report conferences enter the landscape of business conferences with a new, creative, and results-oriented approach. For this purpose, the Green Report team changes the „standard” and brings several different approaches: instead of having a monotonous presidium, the scenography changes with each panel; instead of dull PowerPoint presentations, 1: 1 interviews; instead of counting the hours until the end of the event, dynamics and active involvement of the audience.
To find out more about “MOBILIY”, visit www.greenreport-conferinte.ro.