Mo E-ride electric autorickshaws driven by women and transgender drivers.

Integrating climate action, air quality and accessibility into urban mobility planning

Sustainable urban mobility – air quality, climate action, accessibility

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2022 to 2025

  • Products and expertise

    Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport

Tactical Urbanism to test cycling and pedestrian friendly infrastructure redesign in Coimbatore.


The Government of India is seeking to reduce CO2 emissions while also following pathways to environmentally friendly urban development. To this end, it is adopting several policy programmes to drive forward an environmentally friendly urban mobility transition.

While integrated urban mobility planning has the potential to make a broad impact, certain prerequisites are indispensable to reap the full benefits. Some matters have to be clarified before local authorities can start the participatory process of mobility planning together with all relevant actors (including local governments, public transport authorities, civil society groups and community).

An evidence basis for the interrelated challenges of CO2 emissions, air quality control and accessibility for urban populations is required. The full potential of synergies between these three aspects can only be realised if relevant data bases are developed. In addition, cross-sectoral coordination mechanisms must be in place and the capabilities of individuals on the ground consolidated.

Tactical Urbanism to test cycling and pedestrian friendly infrastructure redesign in Coimbatore.


Public institutions in India are improving integrated urban mobility planning to address air quality, climate action and accessibility.

Autorickshaw with a woman driver.


The project aims to advance the environmentally friendly mobility transition in Indian cities. The project carries out activities with national, local and state partner institutions that directly benefit the urban population in several Indian cities and states. These include:

  • Supporting the Indo-German Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP)
  • Engaging in the participatory development of evidence-based integrated urban mobility plans
  • Improving the capabilities of institutions and individuals

Last update: September 2023

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