Across the EASST region, CO2 emissions are expected to rise substantially by 2030 unless policy and behavioural changes take place immediately.
EASST is working to promote eco-driving across the region. We have developed a training programme that is growing quickly in popularity to help businesses and individuals drive more responsibly to reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions whilst also saving money.
Safe and Sustainable Streets
Taking a people-centred approach to mobility and street design is not only safer and more environmentally sustainable, it is also proven to improve economic development and support a vibrant way of life.
Using the NACTO Global Designing Cities methodology, EASST is supporting its local partners to conduct street transformations based on a people-centred approach, prioritising pedestrians, cyclists and the use of accessible public transport.
Many cities across the EASST region have problems with traffic congestion and a dominant ‘car culture’, which plays a significant role in the rising levels of air pollution and road traffic collisions.
Promoting alternatives to motorised transport, such as cycling, and development of safe cycling infrastructure is one way in which local authorities can begin to combat this problem. As such, a number of our EASST partners are implementing projects aimed at training young people on the benefits of cycling, and why it’s important to stay safe while out on their bikes as well as lobbying local governments to set up safe cycling routes through their cities.
Air pollution contributed to around 6.5 million deaths globally in 2015.
Over 90% of the population in the EASST region are exposed to air pollution exceeding WHO guidelines.
Around 300 million children live with dangerously toxic levels of air pollution globally, with vehicle emissions a key contributor.
Gela Kvashilava calls on the Georgian government to do more to curb the use of diesel-fueled vehicles in Georgia to improve air quality.read more
Sustainable Mobility News
Gela Kvashilava calls on the Georgian government to do more to curb the use of diesel-fueled vehicles in Georgia to improve air quality.
Gela Kvahilava calls on Parliament to consider a prohibition on the use asbestos-containing brake pads in Georgia.
Safer roads for tourists will also mean safer roads for everyone else.
If you’ve recently visited Greece please take part in our short survey on tourists’ perceptions of road safety in Greece.
EASST calls for better data collection as well as fresh thinking and leadership when looking at road safety and women’s needs.
The Partnership for Road Safety’s latest project aims to promote safe cycling as a viable means of daily public transport in Tbilisi.
This article by EASST’s Gela Kvashilava offers his view on how to improve mobility in Tbilisi and build a more sustainable city.
Our Pedestrian Safety report earns commitments from both the Prime Minister and Mayor of Bishkek to improve safety at Bishkek’s most dangerous road crossings.