This week is a European Mobility Week 2012 with this year's focus on 'Moving in the right direction'. There are many actions and activities organised throughout the EU that promote alternative modes of transport to citizens and encourage consumers to reduce private car use. The event's aim is to raise awareness of sustainable urban transport, leading to the reduction of the use of fossil fuels.
The European Commissions announced a new public consultation on the urban dimension of the EU transport policy which will be open until 17 December 2012. The aim of the consultation is to examine how best to contribute on a EU level to high-quality and sustainable urban transport and mobility, so that a concrete proposal could be introduced by the European Commission next year. (Urban transport: time to move sustainably)