European Commission prioritises cycling in latest policy to reduce carbon emissions

The European Cyclists' Federation claims that this is its first to elevate the importance of cycling

Cycling city European Commission
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The European Commission has prioritised cycling in its latest policy, as the EU aims to become a net-zero continent by 2050.

Presenting the Efficient and Green Mobility package, the European Commission has elevated walking and cycling as essential factors in limiting fossil fuels, easing congestion and keeping noise pollution to a minimum. The package would require the EU's largest towns and cities in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) to create sustainable urban mobility plans.

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