mobility

Our mobility forum promotes clean and sustainable urban mobility, and aims to raise awareness of the contributions being made and challenges met at local level


The increasing volume of road traffic in urban areas leads to a wide range of problems: congestion and accidents, air pollution and noise, harm to the environment and to citizens' health.

Our members are committed to promoting more sustainable and integrated urban transport systems, providing citizens with convenient and accessible public transport, and protecting the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

2019-2020 priorities

  • Connected mobility: this priority covers the issues of data collection & management, MaaS (Mobility as a Service) and new shared mobility services (e-scooters, e-bikes, ridesharing, etc.); thanks to discussion and exchange of experiences, members could possibly find common approaches to legislation.
  • Road safety: with the creation of the position of “European Coordinator for Road Safety” in October 2018, the European Commission has given a strong message towards road safety issues and its objectives to coordinate road safety efforts with Member States. EUROCITIES will strive to contribute to the discussions by working with members on the general safety regulations and related issues, the exchange of good practice is also a key component of our activities.
  • Transport decarbonisation: through this priority, the topics of air quality, low emission zone and climate change from a mobility perspective will be covered. EUROCITIES work follow the lines of our response to the decarbonisation strategy ‘A vision towards a carbon neutral Europe’ (November 2018) which will take the form of a position statement on climate ambitions (2030 and 2050) developed together with the Environment forum early 2019.
  • Human-centred approach of mobility: How to put citizen back at the heart of discussions with adopting a user perspective and integrating other dimensions: health, social aspect, citizen participation, etc.
  • Inter- and cross-border connectivity, in line with the priorities of the EU Romanian Presidency (January-June 2019) interconnectivity and accessibility will be high on the agenda. This priority will cover the work related to TEN-T policy (CEF 2.0, Smart TEN-T regulation and revision of the Combined Transport Directive for the development of intermodal freight transport infrastructure) and the question of commuters’ access.

Forum activities

  • Policy influencing
  • Sharing and learning thanks to forum and working groups meetings
  • Strengthening collaboration with other forums and working groups
  • Developing contacts from private sector to civil society
  • Capitalising on the following projects and their activities:
    • CIVITAS and its Advisory groups on UVAR and on Vulnerable Road users
    • EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK: building on the good examples from the European campaign and promoting exchange of good practices
    • SHOW: SHared automation Operating models for Worldwide adoption - SHOW - focuses on autonomous urban transport to promote sustainable, resilient and seamless mobility.
    • USER-CHI: with demonstrations in 5 European cities, aims at unlocking the big potential of electromobility in Europe, integrating different charging technologies with an holistic and user-centric approach.
    • ULaaDS: Urban Logistics as an On Demand Service - ULaaDs - aims at accelerating the deployment of innovative, shared, zero-emission logistics dealing with the impact of the on-demand economy. 
    • The Urban Agenda: Partnership on urban mobility (PUM): the PUM and its actions leaders will directly connect with the matching working groups from the mobility forum to work together on the implementation of the actions.
    • Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy: considering the “Transport decarbonisation” priority, the cooperation with the Covenant of Mayors will be reinforced and a concrete action will be take place during the Karlsruhe forum meeting where elected representatives will be invited to sign the Covenant of mayors 2030 targets.

Forum meetings in 2020


chair

Christian Specht
Mannheim
first deputy mayor

vice chair

Jean-Claude Dardelet
Toulouse
Vice-president Toulouse Métropole

EUROCITIES staff contact

Arianna Americo
EUROCITIES Brussels Office
Project & forum coordinator

members

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