In February, with the European elections looming, UITP decided to launch a brand new Mobility Manifesto by calling on forthcoming decision makers, our newly-elected MEPs, to put Mobility on Top of their agenda for the next five years.
In just a few months, our mobility manifesto had gained more than 300 signatures, with over 140 of them key decision makers - including almost 40 MEPs.
Aimed towards MEPs, our European Department launched the UITP Mobility Manifesto alongside the #MobilityOnTop platform, encouraging new and re-elected politicians and public transport stakeholders to recognise the major role public transport plays in our lives and cities, and actively support the campaign.
Now, UITP’s Mobility Manifesto continues to strengthen the case for placing Mobility on Top – as the European Committee of the Regions pledge their support.
CoR President Karl-Heinz Lambertz was pleased to put pen to paper and support our campign during a signing ceremony held within the context of UITP, UNIFE and CoR's joint Conference on Urban Rail Investment.
“Our Mobility Manifesto encourages everyone to recognise the importance of strong public transport and the need to advance mobility in our cities. In just a few months, more than 300 signatories have recognised urban mobility as a key priority by pledging their support. With the positive engagement of the European Committee of the Regions, that strong level of support continues. But we won’t stop there - our MobilityOnTop campaign is still active and we look forward to collaborating with those involved to turn our positive objectives into concrete actions." said Thomas Avanzata,Senior Director of UITP Europe
UITP will keep putting mobility on the minds of EU decision makers as the Manifesto is still open for signatures.
UITP will soon approach all necessary elected candidates with a paper presenting concrete actions explaning how a modal shift to sustainable public transport can be achieved.
Find out more about our European Department on their dedicated page
And follow UITP Europe on Twitter!