The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) are organising a conference on ‘How to get people out of their cars’.
The objective of the conference is to discuss solutions that can get citizens out of their cars to achieve a modal shift.
In Europe, the road transport sector is responsible for over half of all NOx emissions, and 72% of the EU’s 27% total GHG emissions attributable to transport. These emissions have serious consequences on the health of citizens, as 400 000 premature deaths per year are attributable to air pollution. Likewise, the predicted impacts of climate change are expected to increase mortality rates in the foreseeable future. The organisation of transport modes not only shapes and structures urban space, it also impacts people’s living conditions, influencing their choices and lifestyles.