“First time in history” EU prioritises cycling in major overhaul of urban infrastructure | road.cc
Dan Alexander Fri, Jan 07, 2022
The European Commission has proposed an overhaul of urban infrastructure which would prioritise cycling and walking to aid the EU’s net-zero goal by 2050.
The significance of the plans was summed up by the European Cyclists’ Federation, which said it is “the first time in history” the Commission has prioritised investment in active travel as the “backbone of urban mobility”.
Although still to pass, if approved the Efficient and Green Mobility package would require the 424 largest cities in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) to form sustainable urban mobility plans based around active travel by 2025.