Mobility City, from Fundación Ibercaja, has participated in the Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress (SUM), which has been held in Bilbao, with the aim of disseminating the project and the progress of its future headquarters in the Bridge Pavilion.
The coordinator of the Mobility City project, Jaime Armengol, has moderated the dialogue table ‘Mobility, a sector of sectors’ and Fundación Ibercaja has adhered to the ‘Declaration of Bilbao’, among other public and private entities, which promotes construction of more sustainable urban mobility models.
SUM 2021 is an international benchmark event that aims to collect concrete and viable proposals to achieve sustainable, connected and inclusive mobility with solutions that are used as a service.
Commitment to the SDGs
Jaime Armengol has been the moderator of the dialogue table ‘Mobility, a sector of sectors’, which has had the participation of Filippo Brunelleschi, country manager of Spin Spain and Portugal of the micro-mobility division of Ford Company; Zoilo Ríos Torre, businessman and advisor to the presidency of the State Confederation of Service Stations and José Luis Borau Jordán, head of accessibility of the ONCE Foundation.
The coordinator of the Mobility City project has highlighted that, to achieve a change in the mobility sector, several factors must be alienated: the needs of society, the new regulatory framework and the defense and improvement of industrial capacities. “The
organizations must know how to establish relationships with the environment, effectively and seek synergies that provide differential value, “said Armengol.
Sustainable Mobility Index
The official presentation of the Sustainable Mobility Index of the Cities of Spain (IMSCE) 2021 has been carried out within the framework of the SUM Bilbao 21, by Jordi Hereu, president of IdenCity and former mayor of Barcelona, and Clara Sánchez, head of indices of IdenCity , who made a methodological explanation of the study and its results.
The development of the index had the support of the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, in addition to the collaboration of Mobility City, ALSA, Areas, Ametic, Correos, Edinor, FCC, Fundación ONCE, Ibil, VadeBike and Renfe.
The IMSCE analyzes the evolution of mobility and transport systems in Spanish cities from the understanding of the reciprocal relationships between supply and demand, and their effects on social and production relations in cities.
Likewise, the index considers health, safety, accessibility and environmental sustainability as key elements for the organization and management of future mobility, key elements shared with the purpose of the Mobility City project.
In total, seven Integrated Public Transport Areas (ATPIs) have been analyzed: Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Donostia / San Sebastián, which are accompanied by Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Valencia. All of them group 125 municipalities (seven provincial capitals, eight cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, 55 cities between 10,000 and
50,000 inhabitants and 42 cities with less than 10,000), and among the novelties of the 2021 edition, is the incorporation of indicators that allow the cross-sectional effects of COVID19 on urban mobility to be measured.
Ibercaja Foundation has adhered to the signing of the “Bilbao Declaration” within the framework of the SUM sustainable mobility congress that has been held at the Euskalduna Palace, a document that collects the conclusions of the debate carried out by the main experts in the field mobility, under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the UN.
The main objective of the Bilbao Declaration is to compile the commitments shared by different actors with the capacity for impact and transformation in favor of the construction of more sustainable urban mobility models. In this way, Mobility City joins the efforts made to promote sustainable global development, in line with the New Urban Agenda, the Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda.