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Urban Mobility Next #5 Costs and benefits of the sustainable urban mobility transition

The present report is a short version of a study on costs and benefits of the sustainable urban mobility transition, realised by transport and modelling experts from TRT Trasporti e Territorio. Based on 12 city prototypes, costs and benefits have been evaluated compared to a business- as-usual baseline. Three potential policy scenarios have been modelled, building pathways to decarbonisation and sustainable mobility in cities, in line with EIT Urban Mobility strategic agenda, the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy objectives, and the Green Deal targets for the transport sector of -55% and -90% greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and 2050 compared to 1990 levels.

The study evaluates the investments needed for European cities to transition to sustainable urban mobility by 2030 and 2050, and assesses the revenues and benefits derived from it. Three different transition pathways – also referred to in the report as scenarios - have been shaped in line with the EIT Urban Mobility strategic objectives, as well as on those laid out in the European Green Deal and the EU Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy