Urban transport, central to sustainable development – UN chief

Urban transport, central to sustainable development – UN chief

 

 
 
he UN Information Center to Tehran (UNIC) published the UN chief message on the occasion in a press release on Sunday. 
 
The full text of his message reads: 
 
“For more than half a century, most countries have experienced rapid urban growth and increased use of motor vehicles. This has led to urban sprawl and even higher demand for motorized travel, with a range of environmental, social and economic consequences. 
 
“Urban transport is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and a cause of ill-health due to air and noise pollution. The traffic congestion created by unsustainable transportation systems is responsible for significant economic and productivity costs for commuters and goods transporters.

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