By 2050, 70 percent of the people on earth will live in cities. And if current trends continue, those people are likely to face even more crowded conditions, polluted air, and overburdened infrastructures than we do today. Urbanization statistics warn us that the quality of life in many cities will be decided by the degree to which major cities can implement intelligent, sustainable transport solutions.
The good news from the World Health Organization (WHO) is that cities can significantly improve their air quality through local measures, including efficient state-of-the-art solutions for creating smart infrastructure as well as simple and quickly implemented measures such as traffic regulations and attractive offers for pedestrians and cyclists.
In fact, the use of private cars is decreasing in many big cities and people are traveling greater distances on foot, on bicycles and via local public transportation. Yesterday’s vision of the car-friendly city is increasingly becoming obsolete.