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Joint Open letter on the EU’s Urban Mobility Framework

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Introduction

UITP and 12 other associations calls on the European Commission to adopt an Urban Mobility Framework that places public transport and active mobility at the forefront in a new Open Letter.

While important climate discussions are being held at COP26, urban mobility must be part of the solution – and we expect the European Commission not to focus only on technological improvements, but to pave the way for a true mobility transformation at the local level.

This Open Letter follows the publication of our Joint Statement in September and calls on the European Commission to adopt an Urban Mobility framework that places accessible public transport at the forefront, enabling it to achieve its maximum potential, in particular to:

1. Ensure that Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) accelerate the uptake of sustainable and collective mobility

2. Support sustainable mobility with appropriate funding opportunities

3. Create multimodal mobility on the ground and by harnessing the benefits of data

This open letter is supported by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), The European Passenger Transport Operators (EPTO), the Network of European Cities and Regions for Transport Innovation (POLIS), Walk 21, the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA), Eurocities, the European Disability Forum (EDF), the European Passengers Federation (EPF), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the Community of European Railways (CER), the European Rail Supply Industry Association (UNIFE), and SGI Europe.

Contact

  • UITP Staff

    Annika DEGEN

    Deputy Director - Senior Policy Expert Bus/Road transport, Energy and Fuels - Seconded by VDV
    annika.stienen@uitp.org
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