PRIORITISE an urban shift in the EU budget for mobility investments

The EU must strengthen future investment and research funding in sustainable mobility. A move towards a low-carbon economy must be a priority. This will help reduce a €100bn/year cost of traffic congestion and pollution, as well as boost local economies and create an array of green local jobs across many sectors. Investing in public transport – including research, innovation and urban nodes under the CEF instruments – means investing in a better quality of service, and of life. This urban mobility shift in financing will enable the EU to achieve its strategic objectives.