The new Urban Mobility Initiative will propose measures to encourage EU countries to develop urban transport systems that are safe, accessible, inclusive, affordable, smart, resilient and emission-free.
The initiative will help the EU build on its 2013 Urban Mobility Package and meet its 2050 climate targets. Additionally, it will draw lessons from COVID-19’s effect on public transport to help with the transition to a climate-neutral economy and emission-free transport at local level.
The consultation should provide feedback as to how the EU urban areas can:
- contribute to reducing transport greenhouse emissions and to other objectives of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy including its milestone to have 100 European cities carbon neutral by 2030;
- improve the quality of life of the EU urban population by addressing urban mobility challenges such as air pollution, congestion, noise, accessibility, road safety while promoting physical activity;
- increase the support to, and use of, the most sustainable transport modes (in particular public transport and active mobility) as well as zero-emission urban logistics.
The European Commission is inviting the general public and stakeholders to express their opinion on this new initiative. The Open Public Consultation (OPC) will be open for 12 weeks, closing on 23 September 21.
Have your say here(link is external).