Sustainable mobility in secondary cities in Peru

In Peru, ongoing urbanisation has led to the expansion of a number of cities into metropolitan regions. This applies not only to the capital Lima, which now has a population of around 10 million, but to other cities as well, including Trujillo, Piura and Arequipa. However, urban infrastructural development has failed to keep pace with this rapid growth. In particular, local public transport – in which there is competition between nu-merous private companies – faces a number of challenges, in-cluding slow traffic flow, poor safety standards and high emis-sions. Improving traffic flow and establishing an efficient local public transport sector are key elements in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and costs and improving quality of life in urban areas. The Government of Peru has therefore developed TRANSPerú – Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA), which is made up of a diverse package of measures.

Factsheet, Sustainable Transport, Latin America
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