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Mobility and Transport

White paper 2011


Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system

The European Commission adopted a roadmap of 40 concrete initiatives for the next decade to build a competitive transport system that will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. At the same time, the proposals will dramatically reduce Europe's dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in transport by 60% by 2050.

By 2050, key goals will include:

  • No more conventionally-fuelled cars in cities.
  • 40% use of sustainable low carbon fuels in aviation; at least 40% cut in shipping emissions.
  • A 50% shift of medium distance intercity passenger and freight journeys from road to rail and waterborne transport.
  • All of which will contribute to a 60% cut in transport emissions by the middle of the century.

Watch the video on the White Paper, check out the 50 Facts and Figures on Transport or download the illustrated brochure .

The video, the 50 Facts and Figures and the brochure are also available in the following languages: Deutsch, español, français, italiano, polski.

In 2016, the Commission Services published an Implementation report on the 2011 White Paper.

Press Room

Transport 2050: Commission outlines ambitious plan to increase mobility and reduce emissions [IP/11/372, 28/03/2011]

Transport 2050: The major challenges, the key measures [MEMO/11/197, 28/03/2011]


Future of transport flash on the Eurobarometer website