UN-Habitat and TomTom to tackle urban congestion together

UN-Habitat and TomTom to tackle urban congestion together


Spain: TomTom has partnered with UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme to ease urban congestion. TomTom’s global traffic index data will be used by UN-Habitat and its stakeholders across the globe to make strategic decisions when tackling urban congestion.

“Urban areas are growing fast; they are now home to half of the world’s population and are predicted to reach 6 billion by 2050. How we plan and manage our cities in terms of basic services, mobility or connectivity is going to be essential to ensure better cities. TomTom’s data will give us vital insight, providing a more accurate analysis of urban traffic congestion. This will help policy makers and local governments develop sustainable, workable and lasting urban solutions,” said Dr. Joan Clos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director.

TomTom’s 6th edition of its traffic index revealed a clear pattern of increased congestion. “TomTom is committed to investing in new ideas and technologies with the aim of bringing significant benefits to drivers, businesses and society as a whole. This partnership will help urban planners and government stakeholders make more informed decisions to tackle urban congestion,” added Harold Goddijn, CEO TomTom International.

Source: TomTom