To help the EU build on its 2013 urban mobility package and meet its 2050 climate target, the EC published its new urban mobility framework roadmap. The results of the evaluation of the EU 2013 ‘urban mobility package’ published in February 2021 demonstrate that further EU action on urban mobility is needed to upgrade the EU sustainable urban mobility toolkit to respond to the growing challenges and to contribute to the increasingly ambitious climate, digital and societal objectives in line with commitments of the EU. To further develop the initiative, the European Commission launched a consultation, to which ECTRI contributed.
ECTRI supports the update of the Urban Mobility Framework. Urban Mobility not only contributes to a fair amount of emissions and thus is important for the achievement of the Green Deal goals, but also has a significant impact on the social development in urban environments. While fully supporting the identified problems and objectives displayed in the roadmap, we would like to emphasize some aspects and advice on some additions.
The research community is ready to contribute and the implementation of a research strategy for Urban Mobility would be highly supported by ECTRI.