From 9 to 12 June 2019, the world of urban mobility came to Stockholm for the Global Public Transport Summit. Together, we have explored the art of public transport. An art which can take on many forms.
The Summit has highlighted how sustainable urban transport systems rely upon strengthened mass public transport networks complemented by other shared and collective modes of transport, which all together redefine public transport.
The outstanding keynote speech by artist and animator Christoph Niemann, showed how a true love of public transport can bring culture, ownership and opportunity throughout our cities. With this, the creative vision for urban mobility continued throughout.
With Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and new, combined mobility being coined as one of the main themes, the Summit offered a path that builds upon UITP’s vision of the complementarity between various modes of transport, alternative to the private car. With multiple sessions welcoming a great variety of viewpoints on stage, some key messages became clear, including the need for partnership and cooperation between both public and private actors.
Innovative ideas from across the globe were rewarded during the Closing Ceremony, where the winners of the UITP Awards were acknowledged for their efforts to position public transport as the backbone of sustainable urban and local mobility solutions.
Highlights of the day: