Sustainable urban mobility gaining ground

At a Glance 30-11-2015

Cities are home to more than 70% of the EU population and generate about 85% of its GDP. As urban mobility relies heavily on conventionally fuelled private cars, cities suffocate from traffic congestion and pollution. Furthermore, urban CO2 emissions account for about 23% of the EU total and reducing them is key for meeting the EU's emissions reduction targets – in the spotlight with the ongoing COP21 Paris climate conference. The sustainable mobility concept addresses urban issues as a whole, promoting a shift towards greener transport, to make cities more liveable.