11 Nov 2021

UNIFE teams up with transport associations in call for ambitious urban mobility framework

UNIFE together with other transport associations calls upon the European Commission to produce an ambitious urban mobility framework that will foster a sustainable and just mobility transition at the local level.

The ‘Open letter on the EU’s Urban Mobility Framework  is published in the middle of the climate negotiations at COP26, calling the European Commission to adopt a holistic approach towards the challenges we must collectively face, and to not only focus on technological upgrade. The Open letter stresses that the priority must be given to a radically expanded and more attractive public transport offer and more opportunities for active mobility, which will enable a carbon-neutral society while also providing enhanced mobility for all, irrespective of income and ability; maximising efficiency of use of road and rail infrastructure; and reducing severance, congestion and air pollution.

The Open Letter calls upon the European Commission to adopt an Urban Mobility framework that places accessible public transport at the forefront, enabling it to achieve its maximum potential, in particular to:

  1. Ensure that Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) accelerate the uptake of sustainable and collective mobility;
  2. Support sustainable mobility with appropriate funding opportunities;
  3. Create multimodal mobility on the ground and by harnessing the benefits of data.

The full open letter is accessible here.

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