STA 2023 Series
Over the last two decades, Paris, France — the 2023 Sustainable Transport Award winner — has spearheaded inspirational work to reclaim its streets from vehicles and turn them into inviting networks of walking and cycling paths and public spaces. More recently, under a bold vision to become a 100% cycle-friendly city, Paris has proved that investing in soft infrastructure can be revolutionary for millions of Parisians by reducing transport emissions and enhancing public spaces.
The growth of cycling infrastructure is helping alleviate traffic congestion and, for many Parisians, offering more active and sustainable mobility options. Similarly, investments into improving public space has created safer and healthier environments for communities and especially for local school children. With complementary planning measures like ‘15-minute neighborhoods’, the city is further implementing a vision for increasing access to city services through sustainable and inclusive mobility.
Join ITDP to hear from the first-hand experiences of officials from the City of Paris as they continue to implement strategies and interventions to support the well-being of all residents.
Aimée (she/her/hers pronouns) manages ITDP’s global initiatives, international policy program, leadership and innovation program, and global research and projects. She is responsible for the organization-wide implementation and alignment of programs and practices through effective communication, monitoring, and evaluation. Aimée is also instrumental to ITDP’s international advocacy, raising support for sustainable transportation and urban development from major international agencies, governments, and key stakeholders and decision makers around the world. This role is complemented by her involvement in our MOBILIZE program and Sustainable Transportation Awards.
Natalia joined the Mobility Agency of the City of Paris in 2017 as shared mobility project manager. In her role, she has mainly worked on Mobilib’ project: a roundtrip station-based car-sharing program. Throughout her practice, she became an expert on shared micromobility for urban areas: dockless bikes, mopeds, e-scooters. She has also coordinated the PDAP (Plan des déplacements des administrations parisiennes – a mandatory mobility plan). Natalia commutes by bike since 2006. In 2007, she helped adopt the Velib’ bike-sharing system…and became a fan of it. Natalia holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the CNAM, Paris.
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