Clean transport: Active travel more promising than new technologies, says EEA

Walking, cycling and public transport remain the most sustainable urban mobility options over new technologies transport modes, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency published on Monday.

Despite the growing use of services such as e-bikes, electric scooters and ride-hailing in urban areas, which have the potential to reduce car use, “walking, cycling and public transport remain the best way to improve sustainable mobility in cities”, the report reads.

Transport greenhouse gas emissions, which accounted for 24.6% of Europe’s total in 2017 in the EU-28, are still on the up, with road transport the principal contributor - representing more than 79% of the sector’s emissions. 

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