The massive use of private vehicles has resulted in a loss of collective well-being and a source of environmental, social, and economic impacts for society.
It has even become a occupational risk factor for workers. Sustainable mobility reduces road accidents, increases energy efficiency, improves air quality, prevents social and labor exclusion, enhances economic competitiveness, and does not contribute to climate change.
10 proposals for more sustainable mobility:
- In large companies and/or industrial areas, create the figure of mobility manager, establish mobility councils (made up of companies, unions, administrations, and transport operators), and develop a mobility plan.
- Focus on collective transport, with criteria of rationality: sizing vehicles to optimize their use and efficiency and establishing links with public transport networks.
- Guarantee accessibility to workplaces for pedestrians in safe conditions and without obstacles.
- Promote the use of carpooling and multi-user cars, ensuring their effectiveness and reserving parking areas.
- Promote the use of bicycles, ensuring safe routes and parking.
- Subsidize personal transportation passes from companies and reduce the space dedicated to parking areas.
- Incorporate commuting mobility and accessibility to the workplace in occupational risk assessment.
- Include mobility auditing in studies to obtain a quality certification system (ISO).
- Exclude driver’s license and vehicle ownership as selection criteria for personnel: they can be complementary conditions, but not exclusionary.
- Incorporate the systematic relocation of workers to workplaces closest to their homes into collective bargaining criteria.