8-80 Cities was proud to participate in the EcoMobility World Congress in Changwon last month. This article by Sociecity is a great summary of some of the themes explored at the Congress. Bernard Einsink, the Secretary General of the European Cyclists’ Federation delivered a wonderful presentation that highlighted the change in mindset happening in Germany. A staggering 80% of young Germans believe that people don’t need a private car anymore. Einsink argues that although the “eco-conscious” wave might have helped us get here, in the end it’s not only about saving the planet, not about less CO2 emissions, not about global warming; it’s about a better quality of life for every human being, and the cities and transportation methods necessary to achieve that quality of life.
Read the full article here.