Urban mobility is one of the biggest challenges cities are facing. 53 percent of the world’s population live in urban areas and this percentage is likely to continue to increase in the coming decades. Past and current solutions will not be suitable any more in a new scenario where both technologies and user needs are subject to a continuous and speedy metamorphosis. That is why ensuring efficient mobility of people and goods is so important. The future of mobility needs to encompass a clear sustainability component, which embraces the environmental and the social needs of tomorrow.

At ERTICO, we believe that the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in cities is imperative to solve mobility issues. Extending the urban infrastructure and building new roads is very expensive and difficult, especially in old and crowded European cities with very limited space. The implementation of new intelligent transport solutions on an existing infrastructure can provide consistent advantages to the cities, limiting the cost, land-take and disruption of users’ mobility that new road works could cause.

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