European transport policy often addresses acute problems such as congestion and pollution, which are common to long-distance transport corridors or larger cities and metropolitan areas. Smaller cities and rural areas have less acute, but equally fundamental issues with transport. Transport policy today must respond simultaneously to diverse needs: economic, social and environmental. The watchword is sustainability. In this regard, regions are responsible for developing coherent approaches that ensure economically, socially and environmentally sustainable transport both in the metropolitan centres and their peripheries.
167 project partners
80 regions involved
129 regional policies addressed
404 good practices identified
Projects tackling sustainable transport
15 projects, analysed by the team of capitalisation experts, offer their know-how and collected good practice in the field of Sustainable Transport. Click on each logo to get more information about the project's work.
Results of the thematic analysis are available in several formats.
"The transport sector comprises highly heterogeneous sub-sectors (modes, markets, service providers, vehicle manufacturers, cross-modal actors, construction companies building and maintaining infrastructure), all of which are exposed to a different market environment and innovation system. Hence, they vary considerably in terms of drivers, needs and boundary conditions for innovation. As a result, transport sub-sectors are highly diverse in their innovation activities. This is reflected in very different R&D intensities in each sub-sector, but also in the fact that some sectors significantly invest in own research and development activities, while others prefer to buy in innovation through external knowledge. Policies therefore need to be well-tailored to the needs of the diverse sub-sectors."
Mapping innovation in the European transport sector, EC Joint Research Center
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