Administrative barriers

Administrative burdens often represent a significant inhibiting factor in terms of the development of projects for implementing innovative mobility solutions. As mobility projects are very complex by nature (e.g. affecting spatial planning, health, safety, economy and environment), obtaining the necessary permits and approvals from the relevant authorities may require significant time and effort. A large number of different state agencies with different interests are typically involved, and the result is not only significant delays in project implementation, but also the frequent need to meet opposing requirements.

Another administrative barrier to the implementation of local mobility projects is related to the different levels of decision making. While priorities for local mobility measures are decided at local level, decisions related to project funding are often made at national or EU level. As local, national and EU funding priorities are not necessarily the same, obtaining state or EU funding for some local priority measures may be difficult.