A future without public transport is a future where active travel and free movement in cities will be limited, and even dangerous.
Public transport enables a healthier, more active lifestyle in cities. Active travel and public transport are complementary and mutually beneficial, support to one being likely to induce an increase in the modal share of the other.
However, there needs to be a safe and accessible walking and cycling option in cities which involves careful coordination and planning.
Road traffic accidents are the 10th leading cause of death globally, responsible for around 1.2 million deaths each year, costing governments up to 3% of their GDP.
As recognised by SDG 11.2, access to a safe and sustainable urban transport system for all is critical for better cities and improving road safety.
It is time we stopped accepting so many deaths and reclaim the space to move around our cities safely and easily. Our future is in your hands!