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Urban mobility and accessibility

Strategies and policies

Over 70% of EU citizens live in cities which generate 23% of all transport greenhouse gas emissions. The EU works with cities and regions to develop a sustainable urban mobility policy, including efficient public transport systems and good connectivity throughout their home country. It also strives to improve the quality of life in cities by promoting active mobility solutions, such as walking and cycling.

It supports initiatives to make cities accessible for all residents and commuters, including persons with disabilities and older persons. To help the European Union reduce greenhouse gas emissions (by at least 55% by 2030 and by 90% by 2050) and support cities in this endeavour, the urban mobility framework in place proposes measures to develop urban transport systems that are safe, accessible, inclusive, affordable, smart, resilient, and emission-free.

The New EU Urban Mobility Frameworkaims to improve the framework conditions for urban mobility across the EU.

Urban mobility package

European strategy for low-emission mobility

Disability Strategy

Accessibility Act

Urban data and studies

Eurobarometer survey: attitudes of Europeans towards urban mobility

Eurostat statistics on transport


Open data portal for ESI

Sustainable Transport Infrastructure in the Strategic urban region Eurodelta

Urban Data Platform

Air quality in Europe - current situation

Sustainable urban mobility indicators (SUMI)


Funding opportunities and advice

Programmes and funding opportunities

European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

CEF Transport support (CINEA)

European Investment Project Portal

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA)


Fuel cells and hydrogen joint undertaking

Horizon 2020

Interreg Europe

Advice and technical assistance

InvestEU Advisory Hub)

Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS)


Beginner's Guide to EU Funding

Accessing regional-policy funds



ELTIS - urban mobility observatory

European platform on sustainable urban mobility plans



Access City Award

Civitas awards

European Mobility Week Award


Project examples

LIFE project database

REGIO project database

Urban Innovative actions: projects related to urban mobility

EU legislation

Mobility and transport