May 13, 2019

MOBILIZE Fortaleza: General Admission Now Open

 

Woman on colorful street in Fortaleza

General Admission is now open for MOBILIZE 2019! The theme this year is Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility, and the summit will be held 24-26 June 2019 at the Grand Mareiro Hotel in Fortaleza, Brazil. You can register for MOBILIZE by clicking the button below.

About Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza, a tropical city with over 2.5 million inhabitants, is the capital of the state of Ceará in Northeastern Brazil. An ancient city, dating back to Spanish and later Dutch and Portuguese colonists, Fortaleza is the fifth most populous city in Brazil. in 2019 Fortaleza won the Sustainable Transport Award for its implementation of good practices on their streets since 2014, including complete streets, or equitable division of road space; reducing CO2, and increasing road safety by prioritizing public transport, cycling, and walking. In 2018, Fortaleza reached a goal of 108 km of dedicated bus lanes, which include refurbished bus terminals and a fare-integrated transport system. In addition, they have delivered a whopping 225 km of cycling infrastructure, and integrated bike share systems with public transport. Road safety elements implemented include a reduced speed limit, narrowing roads for cars, raised pedestrian crossings, and redesigns of intersections. As a result, deaths from traffic collisions were reduced from 14.66 (per 100,000) in 2014, to 9.71 in 2017.

 

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