LEARNINGS ON CITIZEN-CENTRIC MULTIMODALITY FROM THE LYON-KOCHI COOPERATION PROJECT

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One line description: LEARNINGS ON CITIZEN-CENTRIC MULTIMODALITY FROM THE LYON-KOCHI COOPERATION PROJECT

Description: How to leverage the international experience to develop an urban mobility strategy that best serves of city dwellers?

  • Uncover the workings of a decentralized cooperation project and the benefits for both of the partner cities.
  • Implement an urban mobility strategy at the service of its inhabitants.
  • Empower the citizen as a stakeholder in the mobility project.

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Organization: CODATU

Participants:

Category: MULTIMODAL SOCIETY

Theme: multimodality & MaaS

Leader: HOYEZ Marion

Facilitator: KHANTCHAND Reine

Expert: BOUZERDA Fouziya, PHILIP Christian, HARI G.P.

Action: Convince a new stakeholder to engage in a project

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FROM THE MINUTES 2018

It took at least a half century for most northern cities to develop urban mobility systems. And there were mistakes: urban sprawl, over-dependence on fossil fuels and barriers to access are just a few of the ways transportation in northern cities contributes to climate change. The Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World (CODATU) has rolled out an initiative that pairs northern cities with developing cities in the south. Its goal is to help southern cities learn from the successes and failures of their northern counterparts. And they want you to enroll your city.


LYON, MEET KOCHI

Kochi, a port city on India’s southwest coast, is known as the financial, commercial and industrial centre of India’s Kerala province. In 2013, Kochi built a subway network covering a 25 kilometre span, but it did not integrate well with other modes of transport in the city. Recently, the city of Lyon, France, had started integrating its subway and bus networks to make them more accessible to more citizens. Inspired, Kochi linked up with Lyon for assistance in creating one seamless multimodal transportation network for its metropolitan area. The collaboration taught administrators from both cities about the value of decentralized cooperation — it allowed them to move faster and learn from mistakes they had both made.


"It's more than a transportation project. It's a social project." - Marion Hoyez


LEVERAGING LYON'S EXPERTISE, KOCHI DEVELOPED:

WATER TRANSPORTATION

A water shuttle system, like a metro, covering 26 km of boat trips

TRANSPORT INTEGRATION

An agreement ending competition between bus and metro systems

GPS TRACKING

A mobile app commuters can use to track buses in real time

SMART CARD TICKETING

A shared transit card for both bus and metro systems

LAST-MILE CONNECTIVITY

A system for public bikes, rickshaws and vehicles to go to the metro

FREE SHARED PUBLIC BICYCLES

Each year, a different company covers the cost of the service


THROUGH THIS PARTNERSHIP, LYON GAINED:

New opportunities and exposure, in India, for both the city and its commerce

Experience with alternative processes and innovations in ticketing, mapping, transportation networks and more

A key contribution to its own sustainable development objective