European Commission Green Paper “Towards a new Culture for Urban Mobility”
In 2007, transport Commissionner Jacques Barrot opened a wide consultation on the subject of tackling congestion and pollution in European cities and improving road safety. The consultation resulted in a Green Paper released by the European Commission in September 2007 “Towards a new Culture for Urban Mobility”, unfolding a strategy of “free-flowing and greener towns and cities, smarter urban mobility and urban transport services which are accessible, safe and secure for all European citizens”.
The Green Paper included a questionnaire widely addressed to all stakeholders until 15 March 2008, it has received some 150 answers according to the Commission, among which EMTA’s contribution. An action plan of concrete measures is to be released in October 2008 by the European Commission.
On 14 February 2008 representatives from various European cities and experts gave their view at a European Parliament Transport Committee hearing.
A report has been issued at the initiative of the Austrian member of Parliament Rheinard Rack which will be presented on 5 May 2008 at the Transport Committee of the European Parliament.
The following steps are: June 2008 the Parliament is due to vote on the report and October 2008 the Commission is to adopt the Action Plan.
Updated : May 20, 2008