Cities face critical challenges on the path to sustainable mobility, yet they also hold the key to action. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban areas account for around 23% of EU greenhouse gas emissions from transport.
At the same time, European cities are home to some of the boldest and most innovative solutions for passenger and freight transit. This year’s edition of the Urban Mobility Days will address these key challenges.
From 20 to 22 September, the city of Brno will host the Urban Mobility Days 2022 event. This biennial conference, jointly organised in 2022 by the European Commission, and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, is a major event in the urban mobility calendar. Participants will have the change to meet in person, whereas at the same time there will be a virtual option available.
“It is a great opportunity for Brno that was involved twice in CIVITAS projects to host Urban Mobility Days 2022 during Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union. We are looking forward to welcome participants in Brno and share successes, experiences and know-how in the field of sustainable urban mobility with the representatives of cities, European politicians and mobility experts,” said Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of Brno.
This edition’s theme is ‘Moving people and goods more sustainably’ and, across three days, participants will traverse the length and breadth of sustainable urban mobility, examining the latest challenges and solutions.
Urban Mobility Days provides a unique forum for policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, and urban planners to connect and discuss the way forward for a sustainable, innovative, and equitable future for Europe’s urban mobility.
As 2022 is the European Year of Youth, Urban Mobility Days puts the spotlight on young voices and views, to involve Europe’s young people on the path towards climate resilience.
Plenary sessions will cover topics such as ‘active modes and public transport first: the core of EU urban mobility and the way forward to reduce oil dependency’ and ‘Funding and financing climate-neutral and energy-efficient urban mobility’. Other topics included in the programme are smart urban mobility, zero-emission urban logistics and the power of behavioural change.
To link the European Commission’s urban mobility initiatives, this year’s conference coincides with EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, which takes place from 16-22 September every year in over 3000 towns and cities in 50 countries worldwide.
To register, visit here: www.eumd.org