The European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) is holding five consultation workshops on the new Urban Mobility Initiative.
In line with the priorities of the European Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Transport Strategy, transport – including urban mobility – should become drastically less polluting and undergo twin green and digital transitions, to build a resilient and sustainable transport system for generations to come.
The European Commission’s new Urban Mobility Initiative, currently under preparation, will operationalise these goals by proposing actions needed to address common urban mobility challenges, such as pollution, congestion, accessibility and urban road safety, thus improving people’s quality of life. Additional information is available in the published roadmap.
Within the framework of the consultation process on its new initiative, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport has organised five consultation workshops on topics of interest for stakeholders and the public.
Three have already taken place:
- 14 June 14:00–16:00: Consultation workshop on the new EU Urban Mobility Initiative for local and regional authorities, civil society and the general public, including a political session (by invitation only), organised in cooperation with the European Committee of Regions
- 15 June 14:00–16:00: Consultation workshop on the new EU Urban Mobility Initiative for representatives of the Member States' Expert Group on Urban Mobility (EGUM)
- 21 June 14:30–16:30: Consultation workshop on the new EU Urban Mobility Initiative: Urban freight transport and logistics
Another two are scheduled:
- 24 June, 10:00–12:00: Consultation workshop on the new EU Urban Mobility Initiative: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and Mobility Management – registration
- 28 June, 10:00–12:00: Consultation workshop on the new EU Urban Mobility Initiative: Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVARs) – registration
The workshops allow urban mobility practitioners, stakeholders and the public to have their say on policy and priorities being addressed at the European level, and on specific actions to be included in the new Urban Mobility Initiative.
The Initiative is due to be published by the end of 2021.