EU plans four initiatives for more sustainable travel

The European Commission has adopted four proposals it says support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility.

In line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the Commission says the proposals will modernise the EU’s transport system.

The proposals are to increase connectivity and shifting more passengers and freight to rail and inland waterways, to support the roll-out of charging points, alternative refuelling infrastructure, and new digital technologies, to place a stronger focus on sustainable urban mobility, and to make it easier to choose different transport options in an efficient multimodal transport system.

The Commission says these proposals “will put the transport sector on track to cutting its emissions by 90%”.

“Europe’s green and digital transition will bring big changes to the ways we move around,” said Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans. “Today’s proposals set European mobility on track for a sustainable future: faster European rail connections with easy-to-find tickets and improved passenger rights support for cities to increase and improve public transport and infrastructure for walking and cycling, and making the best possible use of solutions for smart and efficient driving.”

(Picture – European Commission)


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