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News article16 February 20241 min read

Expert Group on Urban Mobility adopted its first recommendations

The Commission Expert Group on Urban Mobility (EGUM) delivered its first set of recommendations to the European Commission during its last plenary meeting on 16 January. These recommendations were primarily influenced by the recent work of the EGUM members on public transport and shared mobility, and focused on three main topics:

1) how to ensure prioritisation of public transport in urban areas;

2) how to increase public transport inclusiveness;

3) how to deal with the worker shortage and evolving skill requirements of the public transport sector.

The reformed Expert Group on Urban Mobility was established by the Commission as a platform to explore actions to implement the new EU urban mobility framework. It aims to enable stronger engagement by Member States and improved dialogue with cities, regions and stakeholders on all urban mobility issues.

Other topics and recommendations relevant to urban mobility are being explored by the expert group include: urban vehicle access regulations; sustainable urban mobility planning, monitoring and implementation; urban logistics; active mobility and safety of vulnerable road users; and the future of urban mobility and inclusive and sustainable urban space. Recommendations on these topics will be delivered over the coming year.

The next set of targeted recommendations related to urban public transport, to be issued in the coming months, will seek to address optimal ways of complementing public transport with shared mobility solutions, in collaboration with the financing landscape and long-term sustainability of the sector.

The documents on public transport and shared mobility are available here.



Publication date
16 February 2024
  • Collective passenger transport
  • Other
  • Europe-wide