Aging infrastructure, increasing urban populations and urban sprawl are placing a strain on our ability to move sustainably. Transportation of people and goods is one of the leading contributors of carbon emissions in Canada, accounting for 27 percent of all emissions. In order to confront these challenges, cities will need creativity and vision for a sustainable future.
We need a new conversation on how we move around and between our cities. More than 80 percent of Canadians live in cities, making urban transportation a challenge nationwide. We need a national vision for urban mobility to ensure investment is made strategically and sustainably. The movement of people and goods within our cities is integral for our economic prosperity.
From regional and international transportation policies, to technological innovations in mobility, CityWorks is engaging Canadians in this national discussion on the future of urban mobility.