Despite the 2001 Transport White Paper’s aim to curb demand for road transport, only green groups appear to believe that this is still a worthy aim.

  • Implementation at national level
  • Modal shift or co-modality? A choice must be made between reducing the use of road transport or optimising it via improved logistics. 
  • Enlargement: The specific challenges faced by the EU’s ten newest members must be taken into account. 
  • Pricing: External costs must be factored into the price of transport. This will both favour the use of environmentally friendly modes of transport and contribute to financing new and better infrastructure which cannot be built with the EU’s limited funds. 
  • Fostering innovation and intelligent transport systems