Five ways we are going digital by default



The EU says that “transport should become digital by default”, and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why digitalisation, new technologies and big data have become such an elemental aspect of the new strategy for MobiliseYourCity partnership. MobiliseYourCity is putting digital topics into practice in 2021 in many ways.

Using blockchain technology to develop solutions for transport system governance and management

This year, the French Development Agency (AFD) will launch an Open Innovation Process to develop pilot projects using blockchain technology, among other technologies, to improve the local transport system in Teresina, Brazil  with the support of the EU. The projects will support transparent co-management and governance of the public transport system using encrypted, and securely shared data between municipality, companies, users and the treasury. The aim is to replicate the pilot projects at the scale of the city.

Supporting data sharing with the private sector

MobiliseYourCity contributed guidance for policy makers on data-sharing for sustainable urban mobility in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Microsoft and others in the World Bank led Sustainable Mobility for All Consortium (SUM4ALL).The policy is composed of 5 areas of policy intervention, covering 33 policy suggestions.

Digitalising our best tool, the Emissions Calculator

The MobiliseYourCity Emissions Calculator has been viewed by 1,900 people on our Knowledge Platform and is being used around the world. To capitalise on its popularity and help accelerate the adoption of new approaches of work, AFD and ADEME will help digitalising it.

Strengthening the use of open data for mobility planning

MobiliseYourCity Asia will develop a pilot a training on using open data to reduce the barriers and cost of cost data collection for effective planning, as part of our 2021 capacity building activities for members of the Asia Community of Practice.

Enabling better quality of data to be collected

Accurate data helps make good decisions, but cities need help in collecting high-quality data.  As an extension of the work supported by GIZ in preparing the NUMP in the Philippines, we are preparing a toolkit to support local governments in collecting high quality transport data in a sharable and cost-effective manner.


This is just the start of our  digital by default activities. Do you have an interesting idea on how we can to do more to maximize the development impacts of the digital revolution? Send us a message LinkedIn, tweet at us or send an email. (Just no paper please!) We are looking forward to hearing from you, digitally.