Opinion Factsheet  

Sicurezza stradale e mobilità automatizzata

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Opinion Number: CDR 3591/2018
Rapporteur: 
Group: EPP (European People's Party)
Commission: COTER
Status: Adopted
Date: 06/02/2019
 
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS



- emphasises that the proposal to extend the scope of the RISM to roads beyond the TEN-T must provide for a multi-level governance approach to ensure that the competences of LRAs are respected; considers that safe road transport should be accessible in all European settlements and regions, and that targeted financial sources should be made available in regions that do not have the required financial resources;

- highlights the potential contribution of connected and automated mobility to EU cohesion objectives, noting in particular that such services could reduce intraregional disparities and make longer distance commuting more convenient, thus helping to mitigate saturation of major urban areas as well as depopulation of peripheral areas;

- draws attention to the impact of automated driving on regional spatial planning and emphasises the need to combat urban sprawl and rethink the relationship between cities and their surrounding areas; it also emphasises the need to ensure protection of vulnerable road users and to take mixed traffic into account;

- stresses the need for a robust legal and regulatory EU framework as for semi-automated driving as soon as possible and multi-level governance approach; it also underlines the need for appropriate access to vehicle data for LRAs as the largest operator of road networks in the Union;

- reiterates the importance of assessing the social and environmental impacts of automated mobility by means of pilot projects and the need for particular support for regions where the socio-economic impact is likely to be greatest.