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TUMI Update April 2022

By Dr. Jens Giersdorf

The Better e-bus Challenge 2022 in India

The Better e-Bus Challenge by WRI India, supported by TUMI and the Green Urban Mobility Partnership, focuses on innovative solutions to improve the quality and operations of public electric bus (e-bus) systems in Indian cities. The selected six teams participated in the Better e-Bus Challenge Bootcamp on April 21 where they got an opportunity to further hone their innovative solutions with guidance from mentors for the Pitch Day on April 22. The solutions, aimed at accelerating the adoption of e-buses in Indian cities, are housed under three categories: Planning and Scheduling, Operations and Management and Procurement and Financing.

The pitches made by the shortlisted participants were evaluated by an esteemed jury and the final winners will be announced shortly. Read more about the challenge visit: https://bit.ly/3t2w8YB

TUMI Friends Briefing: E-Cargo Bikes & Urban Freight Logistics in Bogotá, Colombia

TUMI Friends focused on cycling and logistics this month. Together with Camilo Urbano, Urban Development Leader at Despacio, a webinar was held regarding sustainable urban logistics in Latin America. In presenting the BMUV financed EcoLogistics: Creating Sustainable Cities Through Low-carbon Freight project, Camilo Urbano gave key insights into the sustainable mobility market in the region. Focusing especially on Bogotá, Colombia he shared best practices on implementing e-cargo bikes to achieve sustainable logistics.

Electric Women Award Ceremony

For the 2022 special edition of Remarkable Women in Transport publication, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative’s (TUMI) Women Mobilize Women honored 15 women from around the globe working hard in the race to decarbonize transportation through their work in electric mobility. These Electric Women were celebrated through a virtual award ceremony on 21 March 2022, with guest speakers Professor Dr. Barbara Lenz, Head of Institute of Transport Research of the German Aerospace Center, and Insa Illgen, program director of TUMI. During the event, a panel discussion of the Electric Women took place, along with a lively discussion and strategic planning session to create two calls to action through collaboration from all 15 of these global leaders.

Call for inputs on gender & mobility

For an upcoming analysis and research project, we are looking for inputs related to mobility & gender. Inputs may be related to various sub-topics, including safety, personal experience, comfort, working in the transport sector, and more. Materials can range from local insights and personal experience reports to newspaper articles, to scientific studies. Please share relevant material with Leonie Guskowski (leonie.guskowski@giz.de).

Ten most pressing, high-impact questions to drive change in inclusive and sustainable mobility

The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, along with CAF — Development Bank of Latin America, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), and the New Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO) announce the launch of the Urban Mobility and Transportation domain of The 100 Questions Initiative, which identifies the most pressing, impactful questions regarding safe, accessible, inclusive and sustainable mobility which data and data science have the potential to answer.

Cities need to steer the use of data more purposefully to better inform and shape policy decisions on urban development, clean transportation, equal access to economic opportunities and quality of life in urban centers. As urban growth across the world continues, ensuring safe, accessible, inclusive and sustainable mobility in cities is crucial.

More Details: Ten most pressing, high-impact questions to drive change in inclusive and sustainable mobility | by The GovLab | Data Stewards Network | Apr, 2022 | Medium


Ukraine is under attack and the transport system is facing new challenges. Cities have to directly support citizens with food and social services, maintain economic life and take care of a large number of IDPs – for all this, a functioning transport system is also needed. Support is needed in areas such as public transport, bicycles for social services, but also technical advice. Find concrete requests for assistance here.

Also read the article on the Impact of war in transport: Ukraine News | Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) (transformative-mobility.org)

And follow our media monitoring: Ukraine Media Monitoring | Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) (transformative-mobility.org).