UITP is organising a Conference on ‘How to get people out of their cars’ on 23 January from 9.00am to 1.30pm at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The objective of the conference is to discuss solutions that can get citizens out of their cars to achieve a modal shift.
In Europe, the road transport sector is responsible for over half of all NOx emissions, and 72% of the EU’s 27% total GHG emissions attributable to transport. These emissions have serious consequences on the health of citizens, as 400,000 premature deaths per year are attributable to air pollution. Likewise, the predicted impacts of climate change are expected to increase mortality rates in the foreseeable future. The organisation of transport modes not only shapes and structures urban space, it also impacts people’s living conditions, influencing their choices and lifestyles.
If cities are to remain livable in the coming decades, a modal shift has to be achieved in favour of more sustainable transport modes. So how can we get European citizens out of their cars?
The draft programme will be announced soon!
The event will take place on 23 January 2020 at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels.
It will start at 9.00am with a welcome coffee.
European Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard 99-101
Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at europe[a]uitp.org