The Colombian NAMA supports the transformation of urban development in Colombia by demonstrating how transit-oriented urban development can reduce the growth in car traffic by 25–36 per cent and simultaneously improve air quality. The transport sector is the fastest-growing sector in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in Colombia. Urban areas suffer from growing traffic congestion, poor air quality and significant road safety concerns.
The Colombian government believes that a more holistic approach to transport planning and deployment is required, with better coordination of land-use and transport systems, and integration with social housing policy. Public and private investments (through Public Private Partnerships) will be channelled into showcase projects across a range of locations and intervention types.