With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215 and the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece
The New EU Urban Mobility Framework is Available in all Languages
The communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the new Urban Mobility Framework is now available in all languages.
The new initiative – part of the wider “Efficient and Green Mobility Package” released on 14 December 2021 – aims to make urban mobility more sustainable, smart, and healthy.
To support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, in December 2021 the Commission adopted four proposals that will modernise the EU’s transport system. By increasing connectivity and shifting more passengers and freight to rail and inland waterways, by supporting the roll-out of charging points, alternative refuelling infrastructure, and new digital technologies, by placing a stronger focus on sustainable urban mobility, and by making it easier to choose different transport options in an efficient multimodal transport system, the proposals will put the transport sector on track to cutting its emissions by 90%.
Over 70% of EU citizens live in cities which generate 23% of all transport greenhouse gas emissions. To help the European Union reduce greenhouse gas emissions (by at least 55% by 2030 and by 90% by 2050), the Urban Mobility Framework initiative proposes measures to encourage EU countries to develop urban transport systems that are safe, accessible, inclusive, affordable, smart, resilient, and emission-free.
The new Urban Mobility Framework will benefit transport users and all the people around them. Cities are home to millions of people. It addresses some of the mobility challenges stemming from this intense economic activity – congestion, emissions, noise. The framework sets out European guidance on how cities can cut emissions and improve mobility, including via Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. The main focus is on public transport, walking and cycling. It also prioritises zero-emission solutions for urban fleets, including taxis and ride-hailing services, the last mile of urban deliveries, and the construction and modernisation of multimodal hubs, as well as new digital solutions and services. It maps out the funding options for local and regional authorities to implement these priorities. Later in 2022, the Commission will propose a Recommendation to EU Member States for the development of national plans to assist cities in developing their mobility plans.