Every City Should Have a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan say Europe's City Leaders

Urban leaders throughout Europe have issued a united call for urban mobility to be tackled holistically, and for every city to create a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in line with pan-European guidelines that it wants the European Commission to draft. The Committee of the Regions (CoR) , which represents regional and local representatives from all 28 Member States to the European Commission, believes that urban mobility problems cannot be solved with a sectorial approach only. Account has to be taken in particular of the link between the urban dimension of transport policy and spatial planning, not only to improve urban transport and infrastructure but to combat urban sprawl and rethink the relationship between cities and their surrounding (urban/rural) environment. Traffic is a major burden on cities due to the increasing number of vehicles. Car-sharing services develope...

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