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Low-Emission Zone Programs: Accelerating Sustainable Urban Mobility

July 26, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

As cities plan to evolve their Sustainability Action Plans, novel mobility programs are emerging worldwide to influence driving behavior at scale. Low-emission zone programs are one such tool and work by using a combination of rules and incentives to encourage the use of low-emission vehicles in loading zones and other areas. Often, these programs leverage hardware (like cameras and sensors), software, data, and other digital tools like the Open Mobility Foundation’s Mobility Data Specification (MDS) and Curb Data Specification (CDS) to set and communicate policies, manage compliance, and calculate metrics. In this roundtable, we will hear about the opportunities and challenges of starting such a program from cities that have either already installed one or are working to implement one soon.

Join the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF) and POLIS Network for a 1.5-hour webinar to discuss how cities have or are planning to run a low-emission zone program in their city as part of their Sustainability Action Plan. Together, we will learn about the benefits and challenges that this brings, the cost and time involved in starting such a program, the lessons learned, and the metrics needed to track success.

Speakers include:

  • Angela Giacchetti, OMF (Moderator)
  • Ivo Cré, POLIS Network (Moderator)
  • Jacob Sherman, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
  • Josette Vallentgoed-Udo, City of Amsterdam
  • Jordi Jové Palou, AMB (Barcelona Metropolitan Area)
  • Kelly Ferguson, Automotus
  • Lauren Harper, LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)






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