For intercity travel: 50% of all medium-distance passenger and freight transport should shift off the roads and onto rail and waterborne transport. For long-distance travel and intercontinental freight, air travel and ships will continue to dominate. However, new engines, fuels and traffic management systems should increase efficiency and reduce emissions.
A recent survey showed that Europeans in general are supportive of a greener transport. A Eurobarometer survey conducted in all 27 European Union Member States showed that the majority of car users (66%) would be likely to compromise on the car’s size in order to reduce emissions and 62% said the same about the car’s range (the distance that one could drive before needing to refuel or recharge the vehicle). More than half of people (60%) would also be willing to pay more for their car if it helped to reduce emissions. While most users choose to drive a car because of its convenience, nearly three quarters of EU citizens (71%) said they would consider using public transport more frequently if it would be possible to buy a single ticket covering all transport modes.