Lack of an integrated approach

Mobility is among those sectors that have numerous direct and indirect links to other fields: urban land-use planning, health, economics, environment and climate protection, reliance on fossil fuel imports, social issues (e.g. ageing, income levels, cultural backgrounds, housing), the protection of the built heritage, lifestyle/behaviour, and many more.

With this in mind, integrated policy making is very important in mobility planning. This approach is recognised at European level and advocated by initiatives such as the EC’s CIVITAS Initiative and the sustainable urban mobility planning methodology. However, there is still a lot of room for improvement at national and city level in terms of integrated planning and the implementation of mutually reinforcing measures (e.g. promoting active mobility and improving health).