Partnership for Urban Mobility publishes new mobility insights report
Posted: 20 March 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
The Partnership for Urban Mobility is one of the partnership-agreed priority themes of the Urban Agenda for the EU.
The Partnership for Urban Mobility (PUM) has published a report which aims to provide insight into the experience of new mobility services in Europe. The report brings together five member states, eight cities, two regions, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, two European umbrella organisations (EUROCITIES, CEMR) and four other stakeholders (POLIS, UITP, ECF, and Walk21).
Utilising cities across Europe as case studies, the report analyses the policy tools used by PUM partners to integrate and govern new mobility services, all whilst contributing to their wider policy goals.
As part of the EU Urban Agenda, the report aims to promote cooperation between member states and European organisations to achieve a sustainable, socially inclusive, innovative and economically powerful Europe.
The partnerships aim at:
- Promoting the involvement of cities in EU policy making, and the development, implementation and evaluation of more ‘urban friendly’ European legislation
- Ensuring better access to and use of European funds (‘Better Funding’)
- Improving the European urban knowledge base and stimulating the sharing of best practice and cooperation between cities.
The participants were reportedly asked general information about traffic in their city/region such as modal share, demographics, congestion, average trip lengths, the role of commuting, air quality and future plans for mobility. With the aim of contextualising this information, the questionnaire also included questions about data protocols, the availability of services such as car-sharing, ride hailing, bike sharing and e-scooters, and further mobility-related analysis.