The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) have organised a Conference on ‘How to get people out of their cars’. The event was held on
23rd January 2020, 9:00 - 13:15, in the CoR (Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, 5th floor, meeting room JDE 52).
The objective of the conference wasto discuss solutions that can get citizens out of their cars to achieve a modal shift.
In Europe, the road transport sector is responsible for over half of all NOx emissions, and 72% of the EU’s 27% total GHG emissions attributable to transport. These emissions have serious consequences on the health of citizens, as 400,000 premature deaths per year are attributable to air pollution. Likewise, the predicted impacts of climate change are expected to increase mortality rates in the foreseeable future. The organisation of transport modes not only shapes and structures urban space, it also impacts people’s living conditions, influencing their choices and lifestyles.
If cities are to remain livable in the coming decades, a modal shift has to be achieved in favour of more sustainable transport modes. So how can we get European citizens out of their cars?
For more information please contact the COTER secretariat at