Building cities for people, not cars

Walking and cycling are cost-effective and safe modes of transport, free from emissions, traffic noise and congestion, and they enhance social wellbeing and mental and physical health. According to the Partnership for Active Travel and Health, 80% of walking, cycling, and public transport journeys offer a quick, affordable, and dependable approach to achieving a 50% reduction in transport emissions by 2030.

Recognising this, the C40 Walking and Cycling Network is a platform for C40 cities to exchange best practices and support active mobility initiatives. By uniting cities, and collaborating with key stakeholders, the network speeds up the adoption of sustainable mobility strategies in urban centres.

Focus areas:
  • Making the case
    Supporting cities in collecting data to measure the benefits of active mobility and communicating the results effectively.
  • Inclusion and diversity
    Highlighting the necessity of an inclusive and diverse approach and supporting cities in incorporating these principles in their active mobility efforts.
  • Local policies
    Collaborating with cities to strengthen and develop their local policy frameworks on active mobility, promoting and speeding up action.
  • Funding and financing
    Identifying and unlocking routes for cities to direct financing schemes and funding structures towards active mobility.
  • Infrastructure
    Working with cities to accelerate the deployment of safe and resilient infrastructure for active mobility.

Cities participating in the Walking and Cycling Network:
Accra, Addis Ababa, Auckland, Bangalore, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dakar, Durban (eThekwini), Ho Chi Minh, Houston, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lagos, Lima, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Medellin, Mexico City, Montreal, Nairobi, New Orleans, New York, Paris, Quezon City, Rio de Janeiro, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, Toronto, Tshwane, Vancouver.