Through the Access Working Group, cities and regions cooperate to address challenges such as access regulations, pricing, infrastructure, and accessibility for all.
Through the Access Working Group, cities and regions cooperate to address challenges related to the accessibility of urban mobility, and the role of regulations, projects, and technologies in fostering improved access to the city for all.
The Working Group covers a broad range of topics related to “access” linked to social, economic, digital, physical and regulatory aspects of transport and urban mobility. This includes the access of people or users to fair, affordable and efficient mobility (see the Just Transition Taskforce).
It also incorporates urban (vehicle) access regulations, enabled through local and regional ambitious projects and regulations, and increasingly enforced by technology like geofencing or Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA).
In addition, the WG digs into the access of new mobility technologies into urban spaces, including Urban Air Mobility. Beyond these categories, the WG has adopted a flexible understanding of “Access”, as showcased in the list of topics below.
The topics being discussed in this Working Group are:
- Management of urban space: inclusive urban spaces, better design and reallocation of urban space to allow for mobility for all.
- Urban Vehicle Access Regulations: their implementation and enforcement in cities of all sizes, and the support of new technologies.
- Strengthening the backbone for a multimodal mobility system: public transportation lab
- Cities and regions building the TEN-TL local and national urban nodes, SUMPs and SUMI.
- Professional drivers in the city: UVARs and preparing vehicle drivers for changing urban contexts.
- Drones and Urban Air Mobility (UAM): their role and place in the urban space.