Sustainable mobility in secondary cities in Peru
In Peru, continued urbanisation has led several cities to become metropolitan regions. This applies not only to Lima, the capital, which now has a population of some 10 million inhabitants, but also to other cities, such as Trujillo, Piura and Arequipa. However, urban infrastructure development has not been able to keep pace with this rapid growth. In particular, local public transport, in which many private companies compete, faces a number of challenges, such as slow traffic, safety deficiencies and high emissions.
Improving traffic flow and establishing an efficient local public transport sector are key elements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and costs and improve the quality of life in urban areas. Therefore, the Government of Peru has developed TRANSPerú – Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), which is composed of a diverse package of measures.