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First EcoMobility project launched in Edmonton

17-02-09
The City of Edmonton is the first city in the world to implement an EcoMobility project with the Global Alliance for EcoMobility. Local Motion, a month long demonstration project in June 2009, will promote the use of travel options which are healthy, accessible and flexible, good for the environment and encourage vibrant and livable neighborhoods.

The City of Edmonton is the first city in the world to implement an EcoMobility project with the Global Alliance for EcoMobility. Supported by Transport Canada, Edmonton will receive funding for a community pilot project that aims to promote flexible work hours and alternative modes of transport, such as walking, cycling, public transit and carpooling in a 'demonstration neighborhood'; in the city.

Local Motion, a month long Community Demonstration Project, will be hosted by the Parkallen community and will set an example for other cities around the world. The project will encourage the use of travel options which are healthy, accessible and flexible, good for the environment and encourage vibrant and livable neighborhoods.  “This is a cross-departmental initiative that supports the City’s strategic plan to preserve and sustain Edmonton’s environment, transform Edmonton’s urban form and shift Edmonton’s transportation mode,” says Barry Anderson, Manager of the City’s Office of the Environment and Energy.  For more information visit the City of Edmonton's website.

More information

EcoMobility Website ICLEI World Congress 2009
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