It is clear that the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic cannot simply be a return to business as usual. With the mobility that societies take for granted severely limited in many countries due to emergency measures, one area that calls for a critical re-assessment is how we can shift to more sustainable and efficient mobility.
From tackling deadly air pollution to lowering carbon emissions and reducing congestion, the benefits of cutting down car use have made it a priority in many cities’ efforts to date.
However, this shift can bring many challenges, with no one-size-fits-all approach available to meet the specific needs of all cities. Providing a tool to help policy makers navigate this key area, UNECE has issued guidance on mobility management – defined by the European Platform on Mobility Management as the promotion of sustainable transport and the management of the demand for car use by influencing travellers’ attitudes and behaviours.