Strategies and policies

The EU works with cities and regions to develop a sustainable urban mobility policy, including efficient public transport systems and good connectivity throughout their home country.

It also strives to improve the quality of life in cities by promoting active mobility solutions, such as walking and cycling. It supports initiatives to make cities accessible for all residents and commuters, including persons with disabilities and the elderly.

The partnership on urban mobility aims to improve the framework conditions for urban mobility across the EU.

Urban mobility package (2013)

European strategy for low-emission mobility

Transport White Paper (2011)

Urban data and studies

Eurobarometer survey: attitudes of Europeans towards urban mobility (2013)

Eurostat statistics on transport


Open data portal for ESI

Study on urban freight transport

Urban Data Platform

Air quality in Europe - current situation

Sustainable mobility indicator

Study on urban access restrictions

Funding opportunities and advice

Programmes and funding opportunities

European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

Connecting Europe Facility funds / TEN-T

European Investment Project Portal

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA)


Fuel cells and hydrogen joint undertaking

Horizon 2020

Interreg Europe

Advice and technical assistance

European Investment Advisory Hub (from end of 2021: InvestEU Advisory Hub))

Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS)


Beginner's Guide to EU Funding

Accessing regional-policy funds


CIVITAS (2020)


ELTIS - urban mobility observatory

European platform on sustainable urban mobility plans



Access City Award

Civitas awards

European Mobility Week Award

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award

Project examples

LIFE project database

REGIO project database

Urban Innovative actions: projects related to urban mobility

EU legislation

Directive 2019/882/EU - accessibility requirements for products and services

Directive 2014/94/EU - employment of alternative fuels infrastructure

Directive 2009/33/EC - promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles

Directive 1999/94/EC - consumer information on fuel economy and CO2 emissions for marketing new passenger cars