Malmö, Copenhagen and Hamburg discuss decarbonisation in urban nodes at MORE online event

MORE, a EU-funded project on road space reallocation, held a workshop on “Decarbonising mobility in urban nodes: Governance and policy challenges” on 12 October 2021.

The event was part of a series of workshops aimed at discussing common challenges of cities located on the same corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (or TEN-T). The event brought together the cities Malmo, Hamburg and Copenhagen from the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor, representatives of the European Commission and other key stakeholders organisations to discuss around two main topics: “how to reconcile growing mobility needs in inter-urban areas with local policies aiming at reducing motorised traffic”, and “the implications of the EU decarbonisation agenda for TEN-T and urban nodes policies”.

The workshop kicked off with an introduction to the MORE project by the scientific coordinator of the project, professor Peter Jones of the University College London, highlighted the divergent policy goals of urban policies aiming at reducing motorised traffic, and the increasing mobility needs of inter-urban areas, which leads to a growing pressure on road space.

During this first panel, the representatives of the cities of Malmo, Hamburg, and Copenhagen discussed the different implications of these opposed policy goals in their local contexts, making references to their respective local and national governance frameworks.

The second part of the workshop focused on the implications of the EU decarbonisation agenda for the TEN-T and urban nodes policies, and featured Isabelle Maes from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), who presented some of the details of the upcoming revision on the TEN-T regulation and its implications to the urban nodes policies and the EU decarbonization agenda.

The panel wrapped with the presentations from representatives of Eurocities and the European Cyclists' Federation, who addressed the role of cities as TEN-T urban nodes in the decarbonisation agenda, and the integration of cycling in the TEN-T network.


To view and dowload the presentations, visit the MORE website.