European Commission urban mobility Action Plan unveiled

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The European Commission adopted a new Action Plan on urban mobility on 30 September. The plan proposes twenty measures to encourage and enable local, regional and national authorities to achieve their sustainable urban mobility goals.

Local, regional and national authorities are free to use the comprehensive support package, which will equip them with the tools needed to address the challenge of sustainable urban mobility and facilitate their policy making. Vice President Antonio Tajani, responsible for transport, said, I am happy to present this comprehensive package of measures in the field of urban mobility today. Never before has the Commission proposed a set of concrete actions to make urban travel easier, greener and better organised. The proposed measures will encourage and help cities to address the challenges they are facing.To accelerate the take-up of sustainable urban mobility plans by local authorities the Commission will prepare information material and launch training and promotional activities. It will also produce guidance documents on important aspects of these plans such as urban freight distribution and intelligent transport systems for urban mobility. In addition there are plans to improve the availability of harmonised statistics, facilitate the exchange of information, including with Europe's neighbours, and set up a database with information on best practices for urban mobility. For further information, please visit the European Commission Press Room.

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