Our cities are progressing away from automobile-centred transport systems and towards greener, more active modes of transportation such as walking and cycling. Coined “Active Mobility” by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), this forms the special focus of this issue’s URBAN SOLUTIONS.
While the term is new, the vision is not. Many cities have started on this road towards active mobility. In Interview, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and Janette Sadik-Khan, former Transportation Commissioner of New York City, reveal how cycling enhances liveability in large, developed cities. City Focus also highlights how Copenhagen, the european green Capital of 2014, uses cycling as a way to become carbon-neutral by 2025. elsewhere, Melbourne, Seoul and Taipei have redirected their policies to incorporate walking and cycling, which are shared in their respective Case Study articles.