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Created on January, 1st 2001, Nantes Métropole (the Greater Nantes) is a local authority bringing together 24 municipalities among which the core city Nantes. It represents 590 000 inhabitants over an area of 52 336 hectares and should see its population increase by 100 000 inhabitants by 2030. The Greater Nantes has several competences fully delegated from the constituent municipalities, including all public transport and mobility related issues but also urban planning and public works.
The inhabitants of Nantes Métropole make 2 million journeys a day. Knowing that transport generates 29% of the metropolitan area's greenhouse-gas effect emissions and that in parallel, the Sustainable Energy Action Plan aims at a 30% decrease in GHG emissions per inhabitant by 2020 with respect to 2003, mobility in the conurbation is a key issue.
Hence, Nantes Métropole has defined ambitious goals for transport in successive urban mobility plans (see key element sof the on going SUMP).
The current SUMP (2010-2015-2030) is Nantes' third mobility plan and set in 2010 the following objectives:
Lastly, Nantes was awarded European Green Capital for 2013, in recognition of its work and efforts in the field of environmental protection and planned development over more than twenty years.
The interests of the city cover the four pillars addressed by POLIS.