Movilidad urbana en La Habana, Cuba

Havana initiates the diagnosis for its sustainable mobility plan

The first consultancy mission for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and the EUROCLIMA+ pilot project is carried out.

Havana, Cuba, March 9, 2021. - In order to generate change and improvement in transit conditions, public transport, bicycle and pedestrian mobility in Havana, it is necessary to evaluate the city's mobility conditions. The first mission of the consultancy firm took place on February 10, which marks the beginning of the diagnostic phase for the formulation of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) of Havana, a project that is part of the EUROCLIMA+ programme. 

The team of the French consultancy INGEROP CONSEIL ET INGENIERIE ICI met with different key actors of mobility in Havana, including the Minister of Transport, Eduardo Rodríguez Dávila; the Havana Provincial Transport Company, the University of Havana and the technical team of the General Directorate of Havana Provincial Transport (DGTPH), headed by engineer Guadalupe Rodríguez Rodríguez.

Consultoria SUMP Habana

In this photo, from left to right: Ivet Caballero Roque, Director of International Relations of the Ministry of Transport, Guadalupe Rodríguez Rodriguez, Director of Planning of the General Directorate of Transport and Project Director of the national part, David Alvarez Castillo, INGEROP Consultant, Eduardo Rodríguez Dávila, Minister of Transport, Abel Lopez Jaramillo, Director of the SUMP for INGEROP and Julian Sastre Gonzalez, INGEROP Consultant.

The Havana SUMP is supported by AFD as the implementing agency of the Urban Mobility sector of EUROCLIMA+ which aims to:

"Ensure a healthy walking and cycling environment with accessible, safe and attractive routes; and where longer journeys to work, education, health and leisure destinations are solved by public transport".

The next phases of the SUMP will consist of defining the vision and objectives, an action plan including a budget and funding for sustainable mobility, Monitoring and Reporting (MRV), and participatory processes. In parallel, a pilot project to transform the Galiano Hub area in Havana will also be implemented. Both projects have a budget of 500,000 euros, provided by the European Union.

The pilot project seeks to position this area as an example for sustainable urban mobility with a positive impact on non-motorised transport, reducing the pollution load in the Galiano hub and upgrading pedestrian (and potentially bicycle) circulation spaces to increase safety, comfort and accessibility,

Within Havana's SUMP, the aim is to define strategies for bicycle use, demand management, communication, and capacity building. The project will be developed over the next 14 months and has its own Facebook page, on which the community and interested parties will be informed of the progress of the SUMP and the Pilot Project.

To learn more about the projects "Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in Havana and transformation of the Galiano Hub", click on the following link.


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.

About the French Development Agency

AFD is a not-for-profit public and charitable bank committed to projects that concretely improve the quality of life of people in developing countries, emerging countries, territories and collectivities. AFD is active in several sectors in addition to the transport sector, such as sustainable cities, energy, health, biodiversity, water, digital innovation and education, and it supports the transition towards a safer, fairer and more sustainable world: a world in common. Its action is fully in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Present in 115 countries through a network of 85 agencies, AFD currently finances, monitors and supports more than 4,000 development projects.

In Cuba, AFD has been supporting the Cuban government since late 2016 to help it rehabilitate its infrastructure (water, sanitation, health, transport) and accompanies its transition to a sustainable economic model by promoting renewable agricultural practices (livestock, green banking) and the development of renewable energies (biomass, wind).

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