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1 EU 'urban mobility' policy and the preparations for the 2013 'urban mobility package' Septembre 2013

2 | 2 The 2011 White Paper - Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area » Oil dependency - High and volatile oil prices » - 60% Greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 » Congestion » Competitiveness of the EU economy

3 | 3 The vision Freight High global maritime standards More efficient hinterland connections for ports Modern vessels and cleaner fuels for shipping Paperless logistics Multimodal long-distance freight corridors No barriers to maritime transport Cleaner trucks on shorter distances Better interface between long distance and last-mile Freight consolidation centres and delivery points ITS for better logistics Low-noise and low-emission trucks for deliveries Passengers Adequate capacity and improved overall travel experience (efficient links between airports and rail, minimum hassle for personal security screening…) Seamless multimodal travel (online multimodal info and ticketing, multimodal hubs…) Quality service and enforced passengers’ rights Near-zero casualties for road Non-fossil fuel mobility (Clean and efficient cars; Higher share of public transport; Alternative propulsion for urban buses and taxis; Better infrastructure for walking and cycling) Long- distance travel and intercontinent al freight Intercity travel and transport Urban transport and commuting

4 | 4 The urban challenges. Better meet the diverse urban transport and mobility needs of citizens, businesses and industry; offer more and more attractive choices. Reduce the negative impacts of (urban) transport on » Energy-supply security (oil dependence) » Environment (air quality, noise) » Citizens’ health and well-being » Climate (1/4 quarter GHG emissions from urban areas). Contribution to economic recovery (70% EU citizens and 85% EU GDP generated in urban areas)

5 | 5 Ten Goals for a competitive and resource efficient transport, including …two specifically urban. | 5 Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area » Halve the use of ‘conventionally-fuelled’ cars in urban transport by 2030, phase them out by 2050 » Achieve essentially CO2-free city logistics by 2030 – in major urban centres » Transition from a car based mobility to a mobility based on walking, cycling and high quality public transport

6 | 6 Fully respecting competences – delivering sustainable urban mobility together. EC takes action in areas related to urban transport (air quality, climate change, road safety etc.). Many common challenges – but urban areas are diverse and have different needs. Careful consideration of EU added value - no top down, one-size-fits-all solutions. EC can provide support, frameworks, tools.

7 | 7 Action Plan on Urban Mobility (APUM)  : Implementation of 20 actions of Action Plan  April March 2013: Evaluation Study of the Action Plan ("Review") including stakeholder consultation by internet survey  Input for the Urban Mobility Package 2013

8 | 8 Process – preparation of the Urban Mobility Package Public consultation until 17 December Expert meetings – late 2012 / early MS briefing – 12 December Impact Assessment study – launch December EC Impact Assessment –work on-going. URBAN MOBILITY PACKAGE –end 2013

9 | 9 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)_– a "working" definition "A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) is a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life. It builds on existing planning practices and takes due consideration of integration, participation, and evaluation principles." (ELTISplus guidelines)

10 | 10 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans II  Framework for integrated UM policies  Urban agglomeration: functional city  Long term vision with short term objectives  Integration between policy sectors  Cooperation between various authority levels and between neighbouring authorities  3 dimensions of sustainability – economic, environmental & social  Whole planning cycle including implementation, monitoring and evaluation  Consultation throughout the cycle

11 | 11 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans III

12 | 12 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans IV. Study (launched December 2012): » Provide a comprehensive overview of local/urban planning practices and legal requirements in the MS » Assess the impact of the existence of SUMPs (scope and process) to reach key objectives of EU transport policy (accessibility, seamless mobility along TEN-T, economic growth, CC, AQ, road safety, noise)

13 | 13 Monique van Wortel – Clean Transport, Urban Transport and ITS Access restriction zones Harmonised approach?

14 | 14 City logistics City logistics strategy with a view to:. optimising urban logistics efficiency. improving the links between long-distance, inter-urban and urban freight transport. incorporating freight transport in local policies and plans. Sustainable urban logistics. Best Practice exchange?. R&I?. Funding?. Guidelines?.

15 | 15 - Smart Technologies and ITS = key enablers for urban mobility planning - Urban Road Safety = additional effort needed Particular attention for these horizontal aspects Urban ITS and Urban Road Safety

16 | 16 DG MOVE UNIT C1- Clean Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility THANK YOU for your attention!


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