In profile: EU support to
clean urban transport
- sustainable, energy-efficient, accessible for all and affordable public transport systems; a friendly environment for soft transport modes such as cycling and walking;
- easy access to all neighbourhoods, on foot, by bike, by public transport; local transport networks that need to be well connected to regional networks;
- peri-urban networks that need to be planned within the context of overall land-use and spatial development; and transport nodes that need to be well integrated with social, cultural and economic activities.
What are the main concepts and priorities?
- Sustainable Urban Mobility: Sustainable urban mobility should focus on the question: to what extent / in what ways do actors in cities and urban areas stimulate a transition towards mobility based on walking and cycling, high quality public transport and (decreased use of) cleaner passenger vehicles whilst at the same time maintaining the social and economic achievements of their current mobility system?- European Metropolitan Network Institute
- Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP): A SUMP is a strategic document developed and implemented in compliance with the present common framework by the designated Local Planning Authority. A SUMP is developed in an integrated, intergovernmental, and cross-sectorial approach by the Local Planning Authority and implemented in a participatory approach, in close consultation with the public and relevant stakeholders.
- Multimodal transport: means the carriage of freight and / or passengers using two or more modes of transports (EU revised guidelines for the development of the Trans-European Transport Network). Better modal choices will result from greater integration of the modal networks: airports, ports, railway, metro and bus stations, should increasingly be linked and transformed into multimodal connection platforms for passengers.- White Paper "Roadmap to a SingleEuropean Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system", March 2011
- Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are advanced applications which without embodying intelligence as such aim to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management and enable various users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated and "smarter" use of transport networks- Recital 3 of the Directive 2010/40/EU)
- Plan investments in sustainable urban mobility following an integrated approach and based on a comprehensive mobility concept for a city or functional urban area. The strategies should include an analysis of the needs and targets for mobility infrastructure and addresses all modes and forms of transport in a complementary manner: public and private, passenger and freight, motorised and non-motorised, moving and parked (multimodal approach).
- Investments in urban mobility to be accompanied by additional measures to ensure a broad take up of supported new transport systems.
- Strategies focussed on making non-car mobility more attractive than individual car traffic. This includes an accessible public transport for all citizens.
- Investments in sustainable mobility contribute to reducing CO2 emission. Greener vehicle technology, fuel-efficient and alternative fuels are be supported. Apart from CO2 emissions noise emissions are also be taken into account in the context of a sustainable urban mobility.
- City/region to define measures for finding ways of changing the mobility behaviour of citizens.
And what about examples of project funded?
Hybrid buses hit the road in Hungary’s South Great Plain region
Leghorn, IT, encouraging sustainable transport and deterring bike theft
Explore progress with EU Financing
Five investment fields are tracked in terms of the volume of EU investments, with regular updates on the progress deciding projects and spending by those projects. Under the ERDF and Cohesion Fund around EUR 18 billion is planned
... including in relation to each specific investment field
Using the chart below you can track the progress with the five main investment fields and, clicking on the bars, see the national investment efforts and programme effort and progress with investments.
And how many clean urban project are there?
Use the chart below to check the number of projects by country and fund, with financial detail when you hover over the bars and filters to allow you check by specific interventions (cyclepaths/footpaths, multi modal, etc.).
Explore progress with investment outputs
Only one EU common indicator was defined for the period 2014-2020 to measure the length of new of improved trams or metro lines (CO15). This indicator capture only a limited range of the investments that take place with only 9 countries planning such outputs - CZ, ES, GR, HU, IT, LV, PL, RO and SK (as at end 2020).
- the overall evolution of the target values, decided values and implemented values as the programme period progresses;
- The national and programme contribution to the annual cumulative achievements.
- EU Auditors special report 6/2020 on: Sustainable Urban Mobility in the EU: No substantial improvement is possible without Member States’ commitment
- CIVITAS is a network of cities dedicated to cleaner, better transport in Europe and beyond.