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Parliamentary questions
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23 October 2015
Question for written answer E-014112-15
to the Commission
Rule 130
Ismail Ertug (S&D)

 Subject:  Incorporating travelling by horse into current and future EU transport strategies
 Answer in writing 

The Union is facing major challenges in the transport sector, linked to climate change, transport safety and constantly increasing congestion. In addition, transport arrangements in both rural and urban areas need to be reviewed, given the increasing numbers of people moving from the countryside to towns and cities throughout Europe. In addition to vital measures to support and encourage the use of innovative technologies, the Commission should include existing traditional modes of transport, such as travelling by horse, in the review process. Travelling by horse is a flexible form of transport, it requires no long-term investment in infrastructure and it can help to tackle global warming. Promoting travelling by horse will provide a boost for rural areas and meet the demand for more flexible transport arrangements in cities.

Are the Commission and DG MOVE currently giving thought to the concept of travelling by horse?

Do the Commission and DG MOVE intend to incorporate travelling by horse into their plans for a sustainable and efficient transport strategy?

Original language of question: DE 
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