FEDEMAC Position paper on Urban Mobility (update 2014)
In a snapshot:
FEDEMAC request for the following points be taken into account in relation to Urban Mobility planning:
‘Free-flowing towns and cities’
Approving/harmonising standards, rules, signposting, information
Coordinating best practice
Controlling unfair restrictions on mobility, access or service providers
Ensuring that any ‘charges’ imposed on ‘transport’ are ring-fenced for future development and improvement.
Developing and promoting walking and cycling and the use public transport.
‘Smarter urban transport’
Better dissemination of good practice/information and better use and creation of ‘Intelligent Transport Systems’
Improving parking areas
Interoperable ‘smart cards’ that can be used between transport modes, between various functions (parking/transport related payments/customer loyalty schemes etc), between areas and, in the longer term, between countries.
Informed choice – via better information
Integrated systems that combine intelligent route planning, driver assistance systems, ‘intelligent vehicles’ and interaction with infrastructures
Urban planningcustomers/the general public are receiving both conflicting information and different VAT tax charges.
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