By 2030, most of the world's population will be concentrated in cities. Assuming this trend continues, by 2050 more than 80% of the world's population will live in an urban environment.
Cities are places of innovation, they drivers of our economy and places where wealth and jobs are created. At the same time urban areas are characterised by density: of people, activities, interactions and economic, social and cultural functions. Thus, cities are where the opportunities and threats to sustainable development come together.
In this context, the three pillars of sustainability (the economy, society and the environment) have all to be treated with equal importance. The future will bring a transportation landscape in which private cars, buses, freight, pedestrians, bicycles and rail will be woven into a connected network; saving time and resources, producing lower emissions and congestion, and promoting efficient land use and improved safety.
‘The 2030 Urban Mobility Challenge: ACEA’s Contribution’ describes transport solutions that will meet future mobility demands, click on the link below to discover the six main drivers of future mobility!