Presentation on theme: "EU 'urban mobility' policy priorities"— Presentation transcript:
1 EU 'urban mobility' policy priorities EU 'urban mobility' policy prioritiesGeneva – 16 April 2013 CIVITASMonique VAN WORTELClean Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility (DG MOVE C1)
2 The 2011 White Paper - Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area Oil dependency - High and volatile oil prices- 60% Greenhouse gas emissions by 2050CongestionCompetitiveness of the EU economy
3 The vision Long-distance travel and intercontinental freight PassengersAdequate 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’ rightsNear-zero casualties for roadNon-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)FreightHigh global maritime standardsMore efficient hinterland connections for portsModern vessels and cleaner fuels for shippingPaperless logisticsMultimodal long-distance freight corridorsNo barriers to maritime transportCleaner trucks on shorter distancesBetter interface between long distance and last-mileFreight consolidation centres and delivery pointsITS for better logisticsLow-noise and low-emission trucks for deliveriesLong-distance travel and intercontinental freight Intercity travel and transportUrban transport and commuting
4 The urban challengesBetter meet the diverse urban transport and mobility needs of citizens, businesses and industry; offer more and more attractive choicesReduce the negative impacts of (urban) transport onEnergy-supply security (oil dependence)Environment (air quality, noise)Citizens’ health and well-beingClimate (1/4 quarter GHG emissions from urban areas)Contribution to economic recovery (70% EU citizens and 85% EU GDP generated in urban areas)
5 Ten Goals for a competitive and resource efficient transport, including …two specifically urban.Halve the use of ‘conventionally-fuelled’ vehicles in urban transport by 2030, phase them out by 2050Achieve essentially CO2-free city logistics by 2030 – in major urban centresTransition from a car based mobility to a mobility based on walking, cycling and high quality public transportRoadmap to a Single European Transport Area|5
6 Fully respecting competences 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 needsCareful consideration of EU added value - no top down, one-size-fits-all solutions. EC can provide support, frameworks, tools.
7 Action Plan on Urban Mobility (APUM) : Implementation of 20 actions of Action PlanApril March 2013: on-going Evaluation Study of the Action Plan ("Review") including stakeholder consultation by internet surveySpring 2013: Final report of ReviewInput for Communication on Urban Mobility
8 Urban Mobility Package – 2013 in 2013Initiative 31Sustainable urban mobility planslink EU funds to sustainable urban transport strategyInitiative 32Framework for urban road user charging and access restriction zonesInitiative 33Zero-emission urban logistics – in major urban centres by 2030
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 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans II Framework for integrated UM policiesUrban agglomeration: functional cityLong term vision with short term objectivesIntegration between policy sectorsCooperation between various authority levels and between neighbouring authorities3 dimensions of sustainabilityWhole planning cycle including implementation, monitoring and evaluationConsultation throughout the cycle
11 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans III All modes and forms of transport in the entire urban agglomerationPassenger and freight transportPublic and private transportMotorised and non-motorised transportMoving and parkingIncludes commuting and connection with long distance TEN-T network
13 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans V Study (launched December 2012):Provide a comprehensive overview of local/urban planning practices and legal requirements in the MSAssess 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)
15 City logistics City logistics strategy with a view to: optimising urban logistics efficiencyimproving the links between long-distance, inter-urban and urban freight transportincorporating freight transport in local policies and plansSustainable urban logisticsBest Practice exchange?R&I?Funding?Guidelines?.
16 Process – preparation of the Urban Mobility Package 2013 Public consultation until 17 December 2012Exchange with experts, stakeholders and MS – late 2012 / early 2013Impact Assessment study – launch December 2012EC Impact Assessment – Spring 2013Preparation of proposal texts (Communication? Guidelines? Strategy? Conditionality? Legal Text?) – First half 2013Proposal – Second half 2013
17 THANK YOU for your attention! Monique VAN WORTEL