Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm EST

  • Welcome Remarks
    • Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN-Habitat
    • Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UNECE
    • Mr. Jean Todt, UN Special Envoy for Road Safety
    • Ms. Heather Thompson, CEO, ITDP
  • Video Statement – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Panel discussion on “The Cycling Project – Implementing the NUA” – More details below
  • Question and Answer Period
  • Interactive Session
  • Concluding Remarks by Andre Dzikus, Chief, Urban Basic Services Section, Lead, Urban Mobility, UN-Habitat


The High-Level Meeting on the New Urban Agenda – Advancing the NUA by building on the global momentum to reclaim streets for pedestrians and cyclists

As the UN General Assembly meets to discuss the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda on 28 April 2022, it is timely to reflect on the role that governments have played in reducing the imbalances and inequalities in the provision of safe, inclusive and accessible walking and cycling infrastructure as well as access to public transportation and provide solutions for closing the gap. 

This side event aims to highlight the importance of cycling infrastructure to achieving safe, equitable, resilient and sustainable cities. Like energy, stormwater, and sewage systems, cycle networks must be carefully planned, implemented, and maintained to truly guarantee livability and equitable access to the city. Representatives from local and regional governments and partners will share their experiences  promoting cycling as a basic urban service that enables more resilient, equitable transportation systems.

Panelists will include:

  • Claudio Orrego, Elected Governor of Santiago de Chile
  • Fiona Bull, Physical Activity, World Health Organization
  • Areli Carreon, Bicycle Mayor of Mexico City
  • Michael King, Urbanist & Traffic Calmer


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