Technology introduces efficiencies to the world of urban transport - making existing assets and processes more efficient. Digital innovation can provide reliable and affordable alternatives to individual car use - thus reducing negative externalities such as congestion, emissions and road accidents. Innovative first-and last mile solutions can foster the use of public transport on the one hand, and will help to get more people into fewer cars on the other. The Future of Urban Mobility will be based on a complementary mix of digitally enabled shared mobility services such as ridesharing, bikesharing and public transport.
To make this future a reality, policymakers, cities, citizens and stakeholders will have to work together to embrace digital innovation and unleash the synergies of different modes of transportation. How can cities and the citizens benefit from this innovation?
Among other things the debate will focus on solutions to mobility challenges that cities are facing today:
- How can decision-makers help to trigger a behavioural shift away from individual car use and towards ownership towards shared transport services?
- How can technology offer reliable, safe, affordable and complementary transport services?
- How can cities, transport authorities and digital service providers cooperate to fast forward the future of urban mobility?
Lambert van Nistelrooij MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member
Michal Boni MEP and 5G Action Plan Rapporteur
Eva Srnova, Coordinator Urban Mobility Partnership, Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU
Adam Gromis, Public Policy Manager, Sustainability & Environmental Impact, Uber
Sylvain Haon, Director Knowledge and Membership Services, International Association of Public Transport
Willy Smeulders, Board member, European Passenger Federation