Streets must be safe and accessible for all, with clean air that is free from harmful emissions
In 2017, C40 Cities launched the Green and Healthy Streets Accelerator where signatories pledged to:
- Procure only zero-emission buses from 2025
- Ensure a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030
Cities will achieve these two outcomes with “people first” planning policies, increasing the rates of walking and cycling and the use of public and shared transport that is accessible to all citizens, reducing the number of polluting vehicles on our streets and transitioning away from vehicles powered by fossil fuels. The signatory cities are leading by example by procuring zero-emission vehicles for city fleets as quickly as possible. They also collaborate with suppliers, fleet operators and businesses to accelerate the shift to zero-emissions vehicles and reduce vehicle miles in our cities.
Signatory cities are committed to transforming their cities into greener, healthier, and more prosperous places to live. To improve the quality of life for all citizens and help tackle the global threat of climate change, streets must be safe and accessible for everybody and our air must be clean and free from harmful emissions.
To date, 36 mayors have pledged to transition to Green and Healthy Streets – Paris, London, Los Angeles and Copenhagen are the founding cities. Cities report on their progress every two years.
The signatory cities are:
Paris, London, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Auckland, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Cape Town, Heidelberg, Jakarta, Madrid, Medellin, Mexico City, Milan, Oslo, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Rotterdam, Santiago, Seattle, Seoul, Tokyo, Vancouver, Warsaw, Birmingham*, Honolulu*, Liverpool*, Oxford*, Greater Manchester*, Santa Monica* and West Hollywood*
*non-C40 city or region