MOVE21 at the Urban Mobility Days in Seville

MOVE21 was represented at the Urban Mobility Days in Seville from 4-6 October, focusing on cooperation, promotion and strategic planning within the European transport community.

A highlight was the presentation of the Scan-Med Observatory by MOVE21 project coordinator Tiina Ruohonen from the Municipality of Oslo during the Shadow Meeting of TEN-T City Nodes. This initiative is an important link between urban mobility and the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and fills a crucial gap. 

Ruohonen emphasised the role of the Observatory as a peer group and interface between the city level and the TEN-T level. The presentation focused on the main concerns expressed by urban nodes regarding the revised TEN-T Directive. These concerns revolved around key issues that should guide the course of urban mobility strategies: 

  • Questions were raised about the role of Member States in guiding, supporting and setting expectations for urban nodes based on the TEN-T Directive. 
  • Discussions focused on best practices for local organisation within urban hubs and on the authority responsible for representing these hubs. The discussion highlighted the need for structured management and possibly dedicated staff to ensure effective functioning. 
  • The need for dedicated funding streams for urban nodes from EU or national programmes was a concern, with urban nodes urged to outline essential local investments in line with the revised TEN-T Directive. 
  • The practicalities and methods of data collection, highlighting the need for defined procedures, support mechanisms and a distinction between data collected by cities and data available for analysis. 

The overall strategy of MOVE21 is to promote cooperation between the urban nodes along the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T corridor. The SCAN-MED Observatory is an important interface between the local and TEN-T levels, with a focus on improving cooperation between authorities to promote joint efforts. 




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