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News article12 February 20211 min read

Transport Success: 21 Heroes of 2021

TUMI (Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative) has published a report '21Heroes2021', acknowledging the success of 21 individuals for their contributions to the transport sector in 2020.  

2020 was a challenging year in many ways. COVID-19 swept across the world, completely upending every aspect of daily life as the global population feared for its health and safety. With many people working hard to address healthcare and economic concerns, the core task of the transport community was to keep transport systems running. 

In almost every city, transportation came to a halt with lockdowns. But people still needed to get outside, to move around, to go to work. Faced with a daunting new reality, members of the international transport community stepped up with key solutions to keep everyday life going. TUMI is therefore proud to shine a light on these success stories. The 21Heroes2021 saw through the despair and used this crisis as a way to not only keep people safe while moving through their cities, but also to invest time and resources into transforming urban mobility and combating climate change.

'21Heroes2021' honours those who achieved transport success in 2020, despite the historic challenges faced, and laid the groundwork for even more successful and sustainable mobility initiatives in 2021. The individuals highlighted in this publication are a small, yet powerful, selection of many that are actively contributing to make mobility future-oriented, safe, inclusive and sustainable. Individuals praised include Karima Delli (Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism) and Elke Van den Brandt (Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Mobility, Public Works and Road Safety, Belgium).

Join us in celebrating our transport heroes, the people who are committed to transforming mobility to improve life for all! You can download the publication here.



Publication date
12 February 2021
  • Safety and urban mobility
  • Europe-wide