In the context of the work of the Conference on Sustainable Transportation, Air Quality and Climate Change Conference held in Rosario from May 10 to 13, 2011, a group of experts met in this high-level international meeting with the aim of capturing in one document a set of principles of urban accessibility and sustainable mobility. These principles can be found below.

Sustainable Urban Mobility and Accessibility Principles
(Rosario Declaration, May 2011)

The Clear Institute is kindly requesting organizations to support for these principles by submitting the following model of endorsement letter (Letter of commitment to the Declaration of Rosario).

Please send signed letters to Info@cleanairinstitute.org. This will allow us to strengthen and support institutionally.

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Reunión de Alto Nivel de la Iniciativa de Aire Limpio para Ciudades de América Latina y el Caribe.

Presentación de los Principios de Rosario ante el pleno de la Conferencia.


From May 10 to 13, 2011 more than 100 international experts in transport, air quality and climate change in the city of Rosario, Argentina, to identify the main challenges and opportunities faced by cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, before the rapid increase in the sale and use of automobiles and motorcycles, as well as the lack of clean public transport systems, efficient and safe.

Our urban areas are spreading wildly. This severely limits public access to city services, and social life and job opportunities. Often, the poor are most affected by the negative impact on their income and increasingly longer travel times. Deteriorating urban transport is causing significant economic losses due to urban degradation, downtime dedicated to moving people and cargo, deepening of poverty, emissions of greenhouse gas compounds, air pollution, deteriorating public health and the increase in road accidents. Both air pollution and accidents are related to tens of thousands premature deaths that can and should be avoided. Many cities in the region are losing competitiveness to attract productive investments, in addition, risking their architectural and natural heritage, as well as the quality of life of the population.

Convinced that the establishment and expansion of streets and avenues for the use of cars do not guarantee the functionality of a city, and in order to improve urban accessibility and sustainable mobility, we aim to promote the urgent implementation of the following principles:

  • Create compact cities and dense urban areas, where population has access, with minimum time, distance and cost, to work, school, markets and recreational areas.
  • Give pass priority and investment for low emissions polluting, less carbon intensive, high-capacity public transport.
  • Develop systems and infrastructure for non-motorized transport, interconnected with the public transport system.
  • Reduce car use through spatial integration of housing, work and recreation, the implementation of efficient information systems for selection of routes and destinations, as well as the control and reduction of parking space, among other measures.
  • Establish sustainable mobility plans in private companies.
  • Implement and monitor routes for heavy vehicles, and incentive logistics systems to make transport more efficient.
  • Set and monitor air quality goals for health protection, reduce pollutant emissions and greenhouse compounds.

Also, we will look for this conference to be conducted periodically and becomes a forum to facilitate exchange of information and experiences, to channel technical assistance and training, develop new leaders, disseminate tools for evaluating policies, programs and projects as well as awarding prizes and other international awards that stimulate the effort of cities and their inhabitants.

In this context, the participants of this Conference support the Clean Air Initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean as a platform to promote informed decisions and identify resources and expertise to support the implementation of these Principles. .


Participants of the Clean Air Initiative for Latin American and the Caribbean Cities Meeting, to discuss the Sustainable Urban Mobility and Accessibility Principles.

1 Jaime Lerner Ex Alcalde de Curitiba, Brazil
2 David Ramos López Viceministro de Vivienda y Urbanismo, Presidente del Comité de Gestión de la Iniciativa de Aire Limpio para Lima y Callao, Peru
3 Monica Alvarado Gerente General del Ente del Transporte de Rosario, Argentina
4 Daniela Mastrangelo Subsecretaria de Medio Ambiente de Rosario, Argentina
5 Sergio Sanchez Director Ejecutivo del Clean Air Institute
6 Marisa Dasso Secretaria de Transporte y Tránsito, de la Municipalidad de Córdoba, Argentina
7 Jorge Taberna Subsecretario de Planificación Urbana y Desarrollo Económico de la Municipalidad de Córdoba, Argentina
8 Flavio Alejandro Cabello Director de la Oficina de Prevención Ante Desastres Naturales (OPAD) de Posadas, Argentina
9 Juan Esteban Giovanniello Subdirector de Despacho, Subsecretaría de Tránsito y Transporte Público, Municipalidad de San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
10 Eduardo Jorge Martins Secretario do Verde e do Meido Ambiente, Sao Paulo, Brazil
11 Nicolas López Duarte Director de Movilidad y Transporte, Instituto Municipal de Investigación y Planeación, Ciudad Juárez – Chihuahua, México
12 Fernando Tehuintle Dirección General de Movilidad de León, Mexico
13 Victor Mata Subsecretario de Planeación y Desarrollo, Secretaría de Transportes de Puebla, México
14 Luis Zamorano Director General de Equipamiento e Infraestructura en zonas Urbano-Marginadas, Secretaría de Desarrollo Social, México
15 Rodolfo Lacy Director de Proyectos de Investigación, Centro Mario Molina - México
16 Freddy Padilla Sub Gerente de Relaciones Exteriores y Cooperación Internacional Municipalidad de Arequipa, Perú
17 Jorge Da Silva Director Tráfico y Transporte, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
18 Alicia Santana Coordinadora de la Zona Centro, Secretaría de Planificación de Transporte (SECTRA), Chile
19 Axel Friedrich Especialista en transporte urbano
20 Elena Rodríguez Gerente de Proyectos, YPF
21 Carlos Corvalan Consejero Senior en Evaluación de Riesgo y Cambio Ambiental Global, Organización Panamericana de la Salud (PAHO)
22 Freddy Koch Director Aire Limpio - Swiss Contact, Bolivia
23 Jose Luis Mancilla Asesor Aire Limpio - Swiss Contact, Bolivia
24 José Barbero Especialista en transporte, y académico en la Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina
25 Carlos Valdes Coordinador de proyectos, Fondo Nacional de Infraestructura (Fonadin), México
26 Mario Mendoza Regidor de Obras Públicas de Oaxaca, México
27 Enrique Cortes Regidor de Planeación y Ordenamiento Urbano de Oaxaca, México
28 Federico Von Buchwald Presidente Fundación Municipal Transporte Masivo Urbano de Guayaquil, Ecuador
29 Gladys Macizo Asesora, Comité del Aire Limpio de Lima y Callao, Perú
30 Ralph Gakenheimer Profesor Emérito, Instituto de Tecnología de Massachussetts (MIT)
31 Daniel Rodriguez Profesor, Universidad de Carolina de Norte, USA
32 Rafael Acevedo Especialista Principal en la División de Transporte, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo