THE GLOBAL URBAN MOBILITY CHALLENGE 2019 IS ON!

Deadline for submission 21 December 2018

We challenge and encourage you to submit your ideas!

 

Cities in developing countries and emerging economies face bigger challenges than ever before.

Innovation is no longer optional; it is necessary so cities can continue to deliver results and improve life of their residents.

We support up to 10 cities with up to EUR 200k for your pilot project to start a mobility transformation in your city.

The 2019 TUMI Global Urban Mobility Challenge, sponsored by BMZ is an initiative to support local leaders in their mobility transformation efforts.

We support your innovation

 

You have ideas and visions to improve mobility in your city. You might be at the beginning of a transformative process. You might need support to make your dreams a reality. This is where the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative can back you. You can participate in the Global Urban Mobility Challenge and receive help to get started and accelerate your ambitious urban mobility goals.

Your chance to

WIN MONEY TO KICKSTART YOUR PILOT PROJECT

The winning cities will receive a awards of up to EUR 200k to start the implementation of the winning projects.

JOIN THE TUMI FAMILIY FOR ADDED BENEFITS

Winners will have the chance to access special capacity building events organized by TUMI partners.

TRANSFORM URBAN MOBILITY IN YOUR CITY

The winning project will be a step towards more sustainable and resilient mobility structures paving the way to the future.

Project Criteria

ACCESS

The project creates accessible environments for people and economy by shifting more trips towards sustainable mobility options.

INCLUSION

The project provides affordable access to public transport and safe walking and cycling environments.

REPLICABILITY

The project is replicable in other contexts. Additional to its intended first implementation, it can be brought to other cities all over the world.

CLIMATE CHANGE

The project supports the creation of resilient structures and reduces green house gas emissions in urban transport.

HEALTH

The project reduces the number of traffic fatalities and helps to decrease transport related air pollution.

SCALABILITY

The project is scalable in the urban, national and international context. It has the potential to grow and develop.

4 Key Project Categories

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LOGISTICS

Innovative ideas to enable improved and sustainable logistics. 

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ACTIVE MOBILITY

Projects enabling active mobility through tactical urbanism.

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NEW OPERATING MODELS

Projects enabeling new collaborations of stakeholders.  

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E-MOBILITY

Innovative pilot projects leveraging electrified mobility.

This is how the Challenge works

Timeline

Project application phase (Mid-October until Mid-December)

Prepare your project application in collaboration with a TUMI partner.

Finalization phase (Mid-November until December 21st)

Finalize your submission.

Submission deadline: December 21st

Jury Sessions (Mid-February)

In jury sessions the winning candidates are selected.

Winning projects of Global Urban Mobility Challenge 2018

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Integrated Bicycle Sharing
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


The challenge
To improve last-mile connectivity of BRT and LRT.

The solution
Implementation of bicycle sharing at BRT and LRT stations and points of interest.

The pilot
The almost 500 bicycles at over 60 stations are embedded in a wider strategy to transform transportation in Addis Ababa.

Safetipin App
Bogotá, Colombia

The challenge
The risk of gender-based violence such as sexual harassment affects the use of public spaces by women and girls.

The solution
The safetipin app will aid in the collection of geo-referenced data on
seven variables that influence the perception of personal safety for women and girls.

The pilot
The collected data from the safetipin app, that shows where women feel unsafe, will be used to design and  implement interventions in mass public transport and public spaces.

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Open Streets 
Cape Town, South Africa

The challenge
Individual urban mobility is not sustainable and takes up a lot of public space. For citizens, it is often difficult to imagine, how they would benefit from a paradigm shift.

The solution
Through Open Streets people can get to know and enjoy car-free environment.

The pilot
Transforming mobility patterns by changing minds. Through the open street festivals, people are invited to enjoy the car-free environment and a debate around “the city we want” can be initiated.

Inclusive Urban Street Design Improvement Project
Chennai, India

The challenge
Reduced sidewalks led to modal shift to private vehicles even for shorter distances and sharp drops in the mode share of pedestrians. Inadequate response to this development led to more accidents.

The solution
Create a replicable / scalable grid based inclusive urban street design that can be replicated in other parts of the city.

The pilot
The project also aims to create a Door-to-Door safe street network that is inclusive, ecofriendly and sustainable.

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DAR City Navigator
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The challenge
The use of public transport is currently not “plannable” due to the lack of real-time information.

The solution
A real-time app for multimodal journey planning of public transport in Dar es Salaam.

The pilot
The new app is intended to ease the use of public transport by providing up to date information.

Shared electric transport
El Kelaa des Sraghna, Maroc

The challenge
Perishable goods do not reach local markets, as there are no transport options with cooling available.

The solution
Shared transport system with 25 e-tricycles (including 5 with a solar cooling system) for transport of goods.

The pilot
The project creates better access to jobs and reduces transport costs to markets in the region.

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Bicycle Sharing Program
Hoi An City, Vietnam

The challenge
Shared mobility in Hoi An is mostly based on  motorbikes and cars and the trend “shared mobility” has  not caught on in the non-motorized transport sector.

The solution
Develop a bicycle network and establish a public-private partnership bicycle sharing program to foster non-motorized shared mobility solutions.

The pilot
A non-motorized transportation plan to support sustainable transportation in Hoi An will be developed.

Sidewalk Challenge
Lagos, Nigeria

The challenge
Demand for walking infrastructure in Lagos is much higher than provision of it.

The solution
New and upgraded sidewalks in the heart of the metropolis will improve walkability and liveability.

The pilot
Central points of interest such as the  bus terminal, CBD, City Hall, Mosques, Churches and hospitals will be connected.

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Mobility  Accelerator
Nairobi, Kenya

The challenge
Innovative ideas that are addressing real life challenges in urban mobility are not well identified or supported to develop them to benefit from them

The solution
Build up the Mobility Accelerator to support StartUp incubation in Nairobi.

The pilot
Implementing a Mobility Accelerator in cooperation with the University of Nairobi to  support start-ups dealing with sustainable  urban mobility through education, mentorship and financing.

e-Rickshaws
Singra, Bangladesh

The challenge
Lack of proper public transportation systems within the city. Privately owned illegal rickshaw updates (electrifaction) led to safety issues and increasing accidents.

The solution
The city promotes e-rickshaws as public and emergency health transport by buying e-rickshaws.

The pilot
The project aims to improve the city’s public transportation system as well as the  health services and make the streets safer.

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10 winners of 1st TUMI Challenge

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Integrated Bicycle Sharing
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


The challenge
To improve last-mile connectivity of BRT and LRT.

The solution
Implementation of bicycle sharing system at BRT and LRT stations and points of interest.

The pilot
The almost 500 bicycles at over 60 stations are embedded in a wider strategy to transform transportation in Addis Ababa.

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Safetipin App
Bogotá, Colombia

The challenge
The risk of gender-based violence such as sexual harassment affects the use of public spaces by women and girls.

The solution
The safetipin app will aid in the collection of geo-referenced data on
seven variables that influence the perception of personal safety for women and girls.

The pilot
The collected data from the safetipin app, that shows where women feel unsafe, will be used to design and  implement interventions in mass public transport and public spaces.

capetown_openstreets_farbiger

Open Streets 
Cape Town, South Africa

The challenge
Individual urban mobility is not sustainable and takes up a lot of public space. For citizens, it is often difficult to imagine, how they would benefit from a paradigm shift.

The solution
Through Open Streets people can get to know and enjoy car-free environment.

The pilot
Transforming mobility patterns by changing minds. Through the open street festivals, people are invited to enjoy the car-free environment and a debate around “the city we want” can be initiated.

chennai_3

Inclusive Urban Street Design Improvement Project
Chennai, India

The challenge
Reduced sidewalks led to modal shift to private vehicles even for shorter distances and sharp drops in the mode share of pedestrians. Inadequate response to this development led to more accidents.

The solution
Create a replicable / scalable grid based inclusive urban street design that can be replicated in other parts of the city.

The pilot
The project also aims to create a Door – Door safe street network that is inclusive, ecofriendly and sustainable.

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DAR City Navigator
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The challenge
The use of public transport is currently not “plannable” due to the lack of real-time information.

The solution
The real-time App for Multimodal Public Transport in Dar es Salaam, which will be developed in the local language of Kiswahili.

The pilot
The new app is intended to ease the use of public transport by providing up to date information.

Solar

Shared electric transport
El Kelaa des Sraghna, Maroc

The challenge
Perishable goods do not reach local markets, as there are no transport options with cooling available.

The solution
Shared transport system with 25 e-tricycles (including 5 with a solar cooling system) for transport of goods.

The pilot
The project creates better access to jobs as well as a reduction of transport costs to markets in the region.

Hanoi_Breithaupt_IMG_1661

Bicycle Sharing Program
Hoi An City, Vietnam

The challenge
Shared mobility in Hoi An is mostly based on  motorbikes and cars and the trend “shared mobility” has  not caught on in the non-motorized transport sector.

The solution
Develop a bicycle network and establish a public-private partnership bicycle sharing program to foster non-motorized shared mobility solutions.

The pilot
A non-motorized transportation plan to support sustainable transportation in Hoi An will be developed.

Lagos_2

Sidewalk Challenge
Lagos, Nigeria

The challenge
Demand for walking infrastructure in Lagos is much higher than provision of it.

The solution
New and upgraded sidewalks in the heart of the metropolis will improve walkability and liveability.

The pilot
Central points of interest such as the  bus terminal, CBD, City Hall, Mosques, Churches and hospitals will be connected.

Nairobi_1_2

DAR City Navigator
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The challenge
The use of public transport is currently not “plannable” due to the lack of real-time information.

The solution
The real-time App for Multimodal Public Transport in Dar es Salaam, which will be developed in the local language of Kiswahili.

The pilot
The new app is intended to ease the use of public transport by providing up to date information.

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e-Rickshaws
Singra, Bangladesh

The challenge
Lack of proper public transportation systems within the city. Privately owned illegal rickshaw updates (electrifaction) led to a safety issue with increasing accidents.

The solution
The city promotes e-rickshaws as public and emergency health transport by buying e-rickshaws.

The pilot
The project aims to improve the city’s public transportation system as well as the  health services and make the streets safer.

Criteria for Challenge Entry

JOINT ENTRY BY CANDIDATE CITY AND TUMI PARTNER

To ensure quick and swift implementation, the candidate city and a TUMI partner create a joint application to enter the Global Urban Mobility Challenge.

LEVERAGED FINANCING

The proposed financing model of the project leverages funds from other sources to maximise the success of the project and ensures financial sustainability.

TRANSFORMATIVE & INNOVATIVE

The project supports and is integrated into a greater vision to transform mobility. It is monitored by collecting data on key urban development and mobility indicators.

REPLICABILITY & SCALABILITY

The project is replicable and scalable on different levels. To ensure that more than one city profits from the innovative projects, they need to have the potential for future implementation in other contexts.

FROM DEVELOPING AND EMERGING COUNTRIES

The project is submitted by a city from a developing or emerging country.

Criteria for Challenge Entry

JOINT ENTRY BY CANDIDATE CITY AND TUMI PARTNER

To ensure quick and swift implementation, the candidate city and a TUMI partner create a joint application to enter the Global Urban Mobility Challenge.

LEVERAGED FINANCING

The proposed financing model of the project leverages funds from other sources to maximise the success of the project and ensures financial sustainability.

TRANSFORMATIVE & INNOVATIVE

The project supports and is integrated into a greater vision to transform mobility. It is monitored by collecting data on key urban development and mobility indicators.

REPLICABILITY & SCALABILITY

The project is replicable and scalable on different levels. To ensure that more than one city profits from the innovative projects, they need to have the potential for future implementation in other contexts.

FROM DEVELOPING AND EMERGING COUNTRIES

The project is submitted by a city from a developing or emerging country.

FAQ

Eligibility 

Cities in emerging and developing countries, ready to tackle their mobility challenges with innovative solutions can apply. The target audience of the Challenge are city governments, public benefit organizations and other administrative bodies at city level. We urge you to seek support from the TUMI Partners as early as possible while applying (more information about TUMI Partners on the website). These institutions can help you with their knowledge and capabilities. We furthermore encourage collaboration between different actors from the private sector and civil society. We are looking for projects and ideas from both top tier world cities and smaller cities, but your city has to be in a developing or emerging country to be eligible to apply.

Each city can submit only one application, representing a single idea that addresses a specific urban transport challenge.

Ideas that are in their implementation phases already, cannot be entered in the Challenge.

Submissions can only be made by individual cities and projects, but you may submit an idea that involves collaborators within your city. Those can be non-profit organizations and governmental entities or any other public benefit institutions.

Selection criteria

Your project should be primarily for the public benefit. It should have the potential to transform mobility towards sustainability (economic, environmental and social). The project should cater to the needs of majority of the population and be accessible to them. Integrated and holistic approach should be followed. Please consider the financial feasibility of the project. For more information, please refer the corresponding part of this website.

We imagine projects that tackle big issues, are bold, want to implement unexpected and new strategies and/or connect different groups of actors that have never worked together before. Innovation is not only pertaining to new technology, but can also be a new way to implement social or administrative policies with tangible results on the ground. You can have a look at our inspirational project list on this website for some more ideas.

City Ideas

We are looking to support second and third tier cities with the Challenge. However, if you have a good idea or project, we encourage you to submit it regardless of the size of your city.

Of course, your project can be similar to a project that was implemented already, however we would like you to put your own twist on it. There should to be new elements to the idea preparing it for success in our specific context. The challenge is a chance to try something new, something you have never done before – an opportunity to reinvent yourself and your city.

Timeline

The TUMI Global Urban Mobility Challenge launched at 17 October 2018. For the full timeline, see the relevant section.

We encourage you to get in contact as early as possible with us. The TUMI Team will collect all projects and after 21 December 2018 jury decisions will be made.

TUMI will announce the winning projects at the International Transport Forum (20 – 24 May 2019) in Leipzig, Germany.

Judging and finalist process

There will be several jury decision making steps towards the final selection of the winning candidates.

The Challenge and payment of awards is subject to a financial and legal assessment of the project by GIZ.

Applying

Apply in 3 steps:

1. Find a solution to a mobility problem in your city/ region

2. Get in touch with any one of the TUMI partners

3. Fill out the application form and send it to us by 21 December 2018

Application in collaboration with TUMI partners is mandatory.

Preparing a project for submission and finalizing the application can take some time but we tried to keep it as simple as possible. Have a look at the application form for more details.

If you do not find the answer here, you can ask your TUMI Partner or email us at info@transformative-mobility.org.

Key facts and resources on the Challenge

 

Deadline for submission:21st of December 2018
Awards:up to EUR 200k per project
Number of winners:up to 10 projects
Contact Details:info@transformative-mobility.org

Key facts and resources on the Challenge

Deadline for submission:
21st of December 2018

Awards:
up to EUR 200k per project

Number of winners:
up to 10 projects

Contact Details:
info@transformative-mobility.org