Due a large amount of federal tax incentives to car-ownership, Joinville has one of the largest car-fleets in the country. The policies helped to increase its revenue while it saw its inhabitants migrating from cycling and public transport to private vehicles.
In March 2015 the Mayor and the former Minister of Cities launched the Joinville’s Urban Mobility Plan - PlanMOB. A bold Plan developed to re-change the city’s modal split (Joinville is known also as ‘The City of Bicycles’) which has been used by the Ministry of Cities as a national reference. PlanMOB main goal is make people more active in its commuting and be more susceptible to the use of public transport.
The city has been working on its plans and projects, such as the 'Active Transportation Master Plan' which was introduced in March 2016. The main goal is to make the journeys for pedestrians and bikers safer and more pleasant.
Other plans are being develop by IPPUJ (the official planning department), such as the ‘Public Transportation Mast Plan’, the ‘Local Housing Plan’ and the ‘Local Climate Change Plan’.