Green Mobility: Promoting Sustainable Transport in Urban Communities
Green Mobility: Promoting Sustainable Transport in Urban Communities
The Green Mobility project aims to promote emission-free transportation in Armenia through a pilot program, which has the potential to attract a large segment of the population. The creation of “green”, emission-free transportation will have a long-term impact on the ecology of the country as well as its unique biodiversity.
The main objectives of the project are:

• To promote safe, clean, energy-efficient, low-impact, healthy, environmentally friendly and affordable mobility to increase environmental, social, and economic progress
• To foster reduction of carbon footprint within target groups - middle age professionals, business/delivery companies, government authorities, students, schoolchildren, city transport accident insurance agents, car owners, and tourists by offering alternatives to non-sustainable mobility
• To raise awareness and confidence in electric vehicles among target groups
• To support the development of a sustainable mobility programme and action plan in collaboration with the local government
• To showcase a new model of sustainable urban mobility in close cooperation with local state bodies (i.e. municipalities)

The specific results of the project include:

- Increased investment and usage of electrical bicycles (E-bikes) for delivering goods/services as an alternative means of transportation for the government authorities/civil workers, insurance agents, middle aged professionals, students and tourists
- Action plans will be developed for 2 other communities (Kapan and Dilijan) offering integration of E-bikes in the town transport strategies
- Solar powered E-bike charging system will be introduced in Yerevan Zoo, serving as a model for renewable energy efficiency
- Business plans will be developed to rent or sell E-bikes to individuals and companies (e.g. delivery & insurance companies in particular)
- Upon the completion of the project, the results will be analyzed and elaborated into a long-term strategy plan regarding E-bike utilization and incorporation into city transport that will be presented to Yerevan Municipality.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Sunchild NGO
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 28,890.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 49,780.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 7,400.00
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP5/Y4/CORE/CC/15/36
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
A Green Mobility steering committee will be formed in order to ensure maximum involvement of beneficiaries. Members of different communities throughout Armenia will be directly or indirectly participating in presentations and seminars, large informational campaign, bike-sharing activities, long-distance biking tours. Other activities targeted to raise awareness on the necessity of green mobility in modern urban environment, as well as to inspire the public to participate in establishment of this new green transportation infrastructure model will establish collaboration with public officials, NGOs and business companies. The committee will have regular meetings to guarantee regular feedback and adjustment of measures based on results of each phase of the project.
Policy Influence
An environmentally friendly, green mobility strategy will be developed and practiced by Sunchild NGO and its partners within this project, including government agencies. A series of activities such as trainings, seminars, community meetings and awareness campaigns will be held in collaboration with the government representatives, sometimes using government and municipality premises (training and seminar halls), which will make the project more inclusive in terms of getting more involvement of government workers.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 1
Biophysical
Number of local policies informed in climate change focal area 3

Partnership

Sunchild NGO, Yerevan ZOO

Grantee Contact

Ms. Eva Martirosyan
Phone: +374 77 11 54 32
Email: eva.martirosyan@sunchild.org
 

Address

5 Byron St.
Yerevan , 0009
 

Website

http://www.sunchild.am/

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+116
Fax:
(+374 10) 543811
Email:
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+117
Email:

Address

14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

Country Website