The First Summit of Leading Cities in Urban Mobility in Latin America was held on August 8 in the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, where the Lima Declaration was signed, which develops in all its dimensions the principle of urban mobility as a social right And establishes mechanisms of permanent cooperation between the leading cities.
Summoned by the Mayor of Lima, Susana Villarán, the Head of Government of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, and the Mayor of Curitiba, Gustavo Fruet, attended the Summit twenty-one (21) cities, seven (07) Latin American countries , Representing 477 million citizens, who account for more than 24% of the urban population of the region. In addition to the aforementioned members of the Initiative Committee, the presence of the mayors of Bogotá, Santiago, Quito, Pereira, Bucaramanga, Trujillo, Huancayo and Cuenca, and representatives of mega cities such as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires And other cities very active in sustainable mobility such as Guadalajara, Medellin, Cali, Guayaquil, Pachuca and La Paz. Sixteen (16) cities signed the Lima Declaration,
At the opening public session, the mayors of Bogotá, Quito, Santiago, Mexico DF and Lima presented the experiences and strategies in mobility of their respective cities. The Summit of Lima and the Latin American Association of Integrated Transport Systems and BRT – SIBRT, represented by its Secretary General Luis Gutiérrez, presented the Latin America Sustainable Mobility Award to Jaime Lerner, architect and town planner, three times mayor of Curitiba , For his genius, to be the most important inspiring referent and act as Honorary President of SIBRT, summoning this Summit. Given his absence due to health reasons, the prize was delivered to the Brazilian Ambassador in Peru, Carlos Lazary Teixeira, who will put it in his hands.
In the closed session, the Summit of Lima, in addition to approving the Declaration and its Base Document, agreed: (i) to establish, on a permanent basis, the Summit of Leading Cities in Sustainable Mobility in Latin America, (ii) to nominate Santiago de Chile As Pro-Tempore President of the Summit for a period of two years, (iii) to establish the Technical Secretariat of the Summit and assign this role to the General Secretariat of the Latin American Association of Integrated Systems and BRT-SIBRT, To hold the 2nd Summit in Mexico City in 2015 and the Third Summit in 2016 in Santiago, Chile, (v) to invite the leading cities that could not attend the Summit to sign the Declaration of Lima,(Vi) publish and disseminate the Lima Declaration by all means to serve as White Paper for the transformation and modernization of Latin American urban mobility.
The Summit was constituted in Lima on August 8, 2014 as a permanent coordination entity, which has given the goal of affiliating at least 50 leading cities in the Region, to work together for the implementation of the Lima Declaration, which proposes Strategic lines and indicators so that Latin American cities fully implement sustainable and high quality urban mobility for all people, which contributes to structuring better cities, more compact, safe, clean, resilient, friendly, active and healthy; In short, with higher quality of life and competitiveness.
The highest municipal authorities will use this platform to take the necessary steps to compromise national and intermediate governments, international cooperation, the private sector and civil society so that urban mobility is fully recognized and honored as a social right, similar to Education and health.