|IV International Mobility Forum in Medellin|
The City of Medellin (Colombia) organized on 13 November the Forth edition of the International Mobility Forum under the title "Safe Streets: Everyones’ Responsibility", whose main objective was to exchange knowledge about mobility and road safety, establishing responsibility agreements between the different participants, government agencies, universities and employers. The event was supported by the global network Cities for Mobility and Stuttgart as part of this year's thematic focus on road safety. Cities for Mobility took part actively and disseminated the results through the network.
Medellin is one of the internationally leading cities in transport issues. The city won the 2011 Cities for Mobility Award and the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award of the international organization ITDP (more information see article below). Medellin and its metropolitan area was recognized by ITDP for its public space improvements, providing multiple options to its citizens, such as its existing cable car and metro systems and the Bus Rapid Transit project, known as Metroplús, and integrating those services. The city created 1.6 million square meters of new park space through 25 parks and 11 urban promenades. The city also made progress with a new public bicycle program, “EnCicla,” that integrates universities and mass transit with popular city destinations; improved pedestrian crossings and a ridesharing program “Comparte tu carro".
Link to the congress site http://www.medellin.gov.co/transito/foro_movilidad_2012.html