Position paper – Sustainable urban mobility
Efficient transport and mobility, based on a balanced mix of public and private transport depending on the characteristics of each city, is the backbone of cities growth and competitiveness.
Trucks and vans deliver virtually all goods transported into cities and cars and buses are responsible for an important part of peoples’ cities’ journeys. The challenges of urbanisation open up for new opportunities regarding innovative technologies and business ideas which will bring growth and prosperity. Urbanisation means a need for intelligent new transportation concepts. Our industry is committed to continuing to shape future urban mobility and transport in a sustainable manner.
Sustainability has three pillars: economy, society and environment. Whereas environmental issues are very high on the urban mobility agendas, the criticality of transport to urban social and economic structure often has a less relevant position in the discussion. All three aspects of urban sustainability must be treated with equal importance and cannot possibly be overlooked at a time when public funding is scarce.
The future will bring a transportation landscape in which pedestrian, bicycle, private car, freight, rail and bus traffic will be woven into a connected network, saving time and resources, producing lower emissions and congestion, and promoting efficient land use and improved safety.
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