23 October 2014, Johannesburg
A unique event will take place in Johannesburg from 1-31 October 2015, during South Africa’s Transport Month. The City will organize the world’s second-ever ‘EcoMobility World Festival 2015’ – a month-long car-free city district event. The project will visualize an ecomobile future for residents and visitors in Johannesburg.
“We want to close off certain streets in Sandton, our second largest Central Business District (CBD), to car traffic, and instead use these lanes for public transport, walking, cycling and other forms of EcoMobility during the entire Transport Month in October next year (2015)”, announced the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Parks Tau.
September 2013 has been an unprecedented experience for the residents of Suwon‘s Haenggung- dong neighborhood. Through the EcoMobility World Festival, the ancient core of Suwon has learned through direct experience the challenges and the thrills of closing the doors of their community to cars for an entire month.
Following the smashing success of Suwon‘s month-long car-free diet, residents are now prompted with the questions: should they reunite with cars or should they embrace the ecomobile lifestyle for good? Which next city is bold enough to follow Suwon’s EcoMobility model?
“With this Festival, the City of Suwon has become a leader in advancing the environmental and sustainability solutions”
“17,086 people are killed in traffic accidents around the world during these 5 days of the Festival. We should put pedastrians as our priority and question the role of the street“
“Freiburg promoted EcoMobility modes in the past 40 years, now it's the time to connect all these means!“
“The Festival has demonstrated that vehicles of a human scale can make our streets more liveable“
Can we imagine a life without cars? This call to action sets the tone of the newly released EcoMobility World Festival 2013 Report, now online.
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Featuring over 80 different ecomobile vehicles from over 10 international manufacturers, the vehicle exhibition and test ride are part of the EcoMobility World Festival – a month-long event for sustainable urban transport means. [more]