Urban mobility in Latin America –Reflexions on the 2014 report of the OMU

Latin America never had a mobility Observatory, making it very hard to public agencies, experts, scholars and society as a whole to know, analyse and debate urban mobility conditions in the region. Beginning with the organization of the Brazilian Observatory in 2003 and the Latin American Observatory in 2007 a large quantity of mobility data is now available to all people interested in the issue.

The session will analyse data from 2014, published by the Latin American Mobility Observatory (www.caf.com). It comprises information from 29 large cities, 14 from Spanish-speaking countries and 15 from Brazil (Portuguese-speaking). Data include, among others, daily modal share, time and space consumption per mode, transport costs for users, energy used, pollutant emissions and road fatalities. Changes between the two major reports (2007 and 2014) will be analysed in other to guide judgments on the probable future of urban mobility in the region. Among the challenges are the large increase in the number of automobiles and the exponential increase in the number of motorcycles – with severe impact on road fatalities –the unstable conditions of public transport services run mostly by the informal sector and the increasing congestion and pollutant impacts.

Event: Urban mobility in Latin America
When: Tuesday 26 September 2017, 9:00 AM
Time Zone: (GMT-03:00) Chile Summer Time (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)

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