The EU can contribute to improving urban mobility through harmonisation, research and benchmarking, but re-directing investment and citizens' mindsets towards public transport will also be critical, according to urban-mobility actors.
Focusing on "glossy" international rail projects could hinder the development of suburban railways that are essential to tackle congestion and environmental problems in European cities, according to new research.
In 2001, the Commission presented a White Paper proposing 60 measures to overhaul the EU’s transport policy in order to make it more sustainable and avoid huge economic losses due to congestion, pollution and accidents. A 2006 mid-term update attempts to re-balance the policy towards economic objectives.
Un nouveau rapport analyse les tendances économiques, technologiques, démographiques et sociales, pour ensuite identifier leur impact et les défis qu'elles posent au développement des transports publics.
On 16 September, Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström will launch Europe's first-ever Mobility Week and Public Transport Day at an opening ceremony in Brussels. The Mobility Week aims to raise public awareness for sustainable forms of mobility and transport
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