Urban Mobility Days 2022 took place in the city of Brno (Czech Republic) on 20-22 September.
This year’s theme was ‘Moving people and goods more sustainably’ and, across three days, we traversed the length and breadth of sustainable urban mobility, examining the latest challenges and solutions.
Cities face critical challenges on the path to sustainable mobility, yet they also hold the key to action. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban areas account for around 23% of EU greenhouse gas emissions from transport. At the same time, European cities are home to some of the boldest and most innovative solutions for passenger and freight transit.
Urban Mobility Days addressed these key challenges. This biennial conference, jointly organised in 2022 by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport (DG MOVE), and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, is a major event in the urban mobility calendar. Having taken place online in 2020 due to COVID-19, we were delighted to welcome delegates in person (with a virtual option available).
Urban Mobility Days provides a unique forum for policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, and urban planners to connect and discuss the way forward for a sustainable, innovative, and equitable future for Europe’s urban mobility.
This year’s programme was set to be as engaging as ever with a series of panel discussions, thematic sessions, exhibitions and side events. Discussions range from boosting active travel to financing climate neutrality to Zero Emission Zones to reinforcing urban nodes on the TEN-T network, and of course SUMPs.
To link the European Commission’s urban mobility initiatives, this year’s conference coincided with European Mobility Week, which took place from 16-22 September every year in over 3000 towns and cities in 50 countries worldwide.
As 2022 is the European Year of Youth, Urban Mobility Days put the spotlight on young voices and views, to involve Europe’s young people on the path towards climate resilience.
Further information regarding the programme can be found on the Urban Mobility Days website: https://www.eumd.org. Slides and videos of the presentations will be made available in due course. In the meantime, you can find a selection of photographs from the event on Flickr HERE.