4th TEN-T workshop addresses EU decarbonisation agenda and the future of urban nodes

The fourth MORE TEN-T network workshop “Decarbonising mobility in urban nodes: Governance and policy challenges” took place as an online session on 12 October 2021.

As part of a series of workshops aimed at discussing common challenges of cities located on EU TEN-T corridors, this online event brought together the cities Malmo, Hamburg and Copenhagen from the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor, and representatives of  the European Commission and other key stakeholders organizations to discuss around two main topics: “how to reconcile growing mobility needs in inter-urban areas with local policies aiming at reducing motorised traffic”, and “the implications of the EU decarbonisation agenda for TEN-T and urban nodes policies”.

The workshop kicked off with an introduction to the MORE project by the scientific coordinator of the project, prof. Peter Jones (UCL), who laid down the scenario for the first panel discussion by highlighting the divergent policy goals of urban policies aiming at reducing motorised traffic, and the increasing mobility needs of inter-urban areas, which allow a growing demand in the use of motorised vehicles. During this first panel, the representatives of the cities of Malmo, Hamburg, and Copenhagen discussed the different implications of these opposed policy goals in the context of their cities and their respective local and national mobility governance frameworks.

The second part of the workshop focused on the implications of the EU decarbonization agenda for the TEN-T and urban nodes policies, and featured Isabella Maes from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, who presented some of the details of the upcoming revision on the TEN-T regulation and its implications to the urban nodes policies and the EU decarbonization agenda. The panel wrapped with the presentations from representatives of key stakeholders organizations, who addressed the role of cities as TEN-T urban nodes in the decarbonization agenda, and the integration of cycling in the TEN-T network.


Introduction to the MORE Project and related TEN-T Network issues, Prof. Peter Jones, University College London

More mobility, less traffic in urban and inter-urban areas?

Implications of the decarbonisation agenda for TEN-T and urban nodes policies, with