A summary of the first exchange of views is now available.
Meeting and addressing the mobility needs of all groups is a crucial part of integrated transport planning – but what obstacles need to be overcome to achieve this?
Update: the summary record is now available.
This is Europe’s leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers and academics across Europe to network, debate key issues, and exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. Attendance is free of charge.
Over 80% of people – 5.88 billion individuals – reside within one hour of a city. However, accessibility is not equally distributed across the development spectrum.
– General approach
The Council agreed its position (general approach) on a the accessibility directive. This legislation will make it much easier for persons with disabilities to access products and services. On the basis of this mandate, the presidency is ready to start negotiations with the European Parliament.
A summary of the information from the Presidency on the state of play is available.
On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission today announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility.