Fortaleza, Brazil transformed its urban mobility during a time of economic recession through the implementation of low cost and high impact projects. The transition from a car- to people-centric paradigm is based on three key factors: strong political support, highly qualified technical staff and data-based policies towards the promotion of public transport, cycling, and walking. This webinar presented a broader context of Fortaleza and sustainable transport projects that resulted in a safer and people-friendly city, and conclude with lessons learned and transferable policies.
Fortaleza is the winner of the 2019 Sustainable Transport Award and will host MOBILIZE this June. MOBILIZE will showcase best practices and lessons in sustainable mobility to an international group of city practitioners and researchers, engaging Fortaleza as a learning laboratory.
Luiz Alberto Aragão Saboia is the current Executive Secretary of the Office of Public Services of Fortaleza, Brazil. Since 2013, he has been working to develop and implement projects related to Sustainable Urban Mobility and Road Safety Public Policies. He is the President of Fortaleza Road Safety Committee and Fortaleza’s Representative of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety and the Safer City Streets. He has a Master’s in Public Policies Planning and Evaluation and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Furthermore, he teaches at the University of Fortaleza (Center of Science, Management and Communication) and coordinates the Road Safety Observatory.
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