UMILES Next in line with the new European Framework for Urban Mobility

Alongside its technology partner Tecnalia, UMILES Next will head up the development of advanced, sustainable mobility solutions for ground and air operators in the interest of freight and passenger transportation. This expansion reveals UMILES pioneering efforts in air and ground mobility,
and how its commitment is in line with the new European Urban Mobility Framework and the Trans-European Transport Network.

Discover the details of the new European Urban Mobility Framework

According to European Union data, more than 70% of EU citizens live in cities where transport represents 23% of all greenhouse gas emissions. The need for a more “sustainable, smarter and healthier” transport model is now apparent in Europe. 

Accordingly, the Commission proposed a new urban mobility initiative aimed at creating a common European framework which urges major cities to develop a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) by 2025. The European Commission’s sustainable urban mobility plans also include actions to promote zero-emission mobility. In particular, these plans aspire to render city fleets greener, reduce congestion, and improve road safety.

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 55% by 2030

This new proposal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, as established in the European Climate Law (up to 55% in 2030), as well as improve transportation and mobility in urban areas (also for delivery services).

Driving the transformation towards sustainable mobility is one of today’s biggest challenges. Agents of change who systematically promote this transformation can create added value, not only for the environment, but also in financial and social terms.

Meeting this goal requires a common European framework with measures that include guidance on how to tackle air pollution, traffic congestion, accessibility, road safety, and other urban mobility challenges. With this goal in mind, the European Commission calls for increasing the use of sustainable transport and promoting a coherent approach to ensure the success of the SUMPs.

Furthermore, the EU aims to maintain long-term competitiveness and technological leadership in the urban transport sector. The framework also takes into account urban freight logistics and a more efficient, emission-free last-mile delivery system.

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A further addition to the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) proposal

This urban mobility initiative seeks to complement the proposed guidelines for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), which aims to set up a multi-modal transport network in the largest 424 cities of the EU in an effort to implement the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.

The proposal is a key component of the European Green Deal and the Sustainable and Intelligent Mobility Strategy. The European Green Deal’s budget amounts to one third of the total 1.8 billion euros of the NextGenerationEU recovery plan. The proposals adopted by the European Commission on climate, energy, transport and taxation aim to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions.

The TEN-T initiative intends to reshape the concept of transportation by turning it into a greener, more efficient model. Data from the European Commission shows that it will yield the basic infrastructure that is needed to alleviate congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and air and water pollution.