Mobility and Transport

Clean transport, Urban transport

Urban Mobility in the EU

Urban Mobility in the EU

Urban Mobility in the EU
Consultation period: 
11/09/2019
04/12/2019

Background information

Reinforcing urban mobility while reducing congestion, accidents and pollution is a common challenge to all major cities. The Commission supports these goals and in 2013 has put forward the Urban Mobility Package including proposals for relevant action at local, Member State and EU level. The Commission proposed to reinforce EU support for urban mobility by encouraging the sharing of experiences and showcasing best practices, by providing targeted financial support through the European funds and by providing financial support for research and innovation.

Since 2013, there have been important developments with impact on urban mobility, such as the growing importance of cities, disruptive changes in transport and mobility of both technological and societal nature, as well as rising challenges concerning mobility (congestion), health (air pollution) and climate (emissions).

It is therefore appropriate to examine whether the framework provided by the Urban Mobility Package is fit for purpose and delivers as intended. In the context of the evaluation, the Commission will carry out several consultation activities to gather information and feedback from the most interested stakeholders and from the wider public in relation to the effects of the Urban Mobility Package.

Consultation scope and objectives

The aim of the envisaged consultations is to seek information and feedback from the most interested stakeholders and from the wider public in relation to the effects of the Urban Mobility Package. The input received will be complemented by in-depth analysis of 12 cities from 4 Member States through case studies.

Mapping of stakeholders

The main stakeholders identified include cities and their networks, stakeholders active in urban mobility and road safety fields, national and local administrations, as well as citizens living in cities.

The Commission is seeking the views of all interested parties. The following  stakeholders have been identified so far:

  • Public Administrations at national, regional and local level: in particular public sector actors responsible for the implementation of the package, ¬†
  • Other public sector actors such as public transport operators and authorities; police (for road safety aspects) and schools; employers, trade unions and professional organisations active in transport sector; European and international organisations dealing with transport issues;
  • Citizens and organisations representing civil society, consumers and users, as they are affected by congestion, poor air quality, traffic noise levels, and serious traffic accidents in urban areas, as well as transport measures taken by relevant authorities; NGOs dealing in particular with urban mobility (including road safety, people with disabilities and rights of pedestrians and cyclists) and environment;
  • Private sector actors (and their associations) directly or indirectly affected by the UMP package, such as:
    • Businesses located in urban areas that are affected by congestion leading to lower levels of accessibility in cities, unpredictable and longer travel times and higher costs due to lost time and inefficiencies
    • Companies that are producers or consumers of urban mobility vehicles and equipment (such as ITS (intelligent transport services) technologies)
    • Operators of new mobility services (e.g. bike sharing schemes)
    • Logistics operators.

Selection of consultation activities & their accessibility

Evaluation Roadmap

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-59...

Public consultation

Open for 12 weeks from 11/9/2019 to 4/12/2019, translated into 23 EU official languages:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-59...

Targeted surveys and interviews:

Addressed to the most interested stakeholders covering all main elements of the evaluation. The aim is ito collect both quantitative and qualitative data to support the analysis and to develop the case studies.

Stakeholder groups concerned: (a) local and regional authorities, (b) Member States and (c) relevant stakeholder organisations.