Following the adoption of the new EU Urban Mobility Framework, the European Commission set up a reformed Expert Group on Urban Mobility (EGUM) to create stronger engagement between Member States and improved dialogue with cities, regions and stakeholders on sustainable urban mobility issues. On Tuesday, 25 October, the Expert Group convened for the first time to define its tasks and structure for future actions.
EGUM will serve as a forum for dialogue, exchange of technical knowledge, cooperation and coordination between Member States – including local and regional authorities – and other stakeholders. As a selected member of EGUM, ERTICO will provide advice and expertise to the Commission, together with the other appointed members, on innovative legislation, policies, projects and programmes through the exchange of knowledge, expertise and good practices. EGUM will also support the Commission in implementing the Urban Mobility Framework, which sets out the European guidance on how cities can cut emissions and improve mobility, focusing on public transport, walking and cycling.
The discussion also brought up the priority of zero-emission solutions for urban fleets, including taxis, ride-hailing services, the last mile of urban deliveries, and the construction and modernisation of multimodal hubs, including new digital solutions and services. Mobility-As-a-Service (MaaS) is an integer part of this journey, and ERTICO’s active work and engagement with the MaaS Alliance, also appointed as a member of EGUM, will bring an added value to this group.
Urban mobility is one of ERTICO’s key focus areas, aiming to deliver seamless mobility for all. ERTICO’s EU-funded Partnership projects in this field, including SHOW, work to make urban mobility safer, more efficient, cleaner, equitable and sustainable. We also do this through the establishment of global cooperation with key stakeholders for the widespread deployment of a new generation of cooperative applications, digital infrastructure and personalised mobility service.
Access the full list of members at the Register of Commission Expert Groups.
Read more about EGUM.