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Breakfast at Sustainability’s Event in Brussels Highlights Transport Sharing Successes

February 18th, 2015

Participants at the first Breakfast at Sustainability’s meeting of 2015, hosted in Brussels on February 4th, concluded that it is not enough to "like" sharing, it is important to integrate it as a serious component of urban transport planning. The challenges and successes of European transport sharing initiatives were discussed, including bike sharing, car sharing and transport pooling.

Pamela Mühlmann Coordinator in ICLEI’s Governance and Social Innovation team stated: “We’ve seen how local governments work with citizens to achieve long-lasting, sustainable outcomes that benefit their communities. Ideas and concepts highlighted today have the potential to assist the implementation of transport sharing projects across Europe”.

Speakers at the event included: Patrick Auwerx, European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM), on “What does sharing mean in a mobility network?”; Jan Vermeulen, Mayor of Deinze and Chairman of the Flemish Cycling Embassy, Belgium on “A promising approach for sustainable mobility”; and Michael Glotz-Richter, CARE-North plus, City of Bremen, on “Car sharing in Bremen, a real success story”.