EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management* - has released its March 2018 e-update on the topic of 'The Role of Mobility Management in Rural Areas'. The theme is described as follows:
Rural areas have some specific characteristics that can be considered very challenging when it comes to mobility. Examples of these characteristics include long distances between the various amenities such as schools, hospitals, or public administration, sparsely populated areas with low public transport demand, high car dependency due to long distances between settlements etc. Such characteristics are difficult to tackle in terms of meeting the prerequisites set by the European Union in relation to efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly transport and mobility.
Read the EPOMM E-Update here.
Act TravelWise copy-edits the English version of the e-update and distributes it within the UK.
* Note that 'mobility management' is the European term equating roughly to transport demand management (TDM) - the 'soft measures' aimed at travel behaviour change away from single-occupancy car use, sometimes referred to as 'smarter choices' or 'smarter travel' in the UK.