Definitely. Polish cities are already successful in implementing various solutions in the field of sustainable mobility, which is appreciated by the majority of residents. Good practices in the field of sustainable urban mobility in Poland include:
Autor: Jakub Kaczorowski
Does this change in approach have any scientific basis?
Of course it does. Scientific research lying at the heart of sustainable mobility has shown that expansion of infrastructure leads to more travelling, but not necessarily more efficient travelling. What’s more – by travelling more, we negativelly destroy both the environment and the climate.
Why “mobility” and not “transport”?
The concept of mobility is not only about transporting people, but mainly about making it possible for them to access their destinations easily. Thanks to this, sometimes it is even possible to treat a given need locally, without having to travel. In recent years, the word “transport” has been widely replaced in some contexts with “mobility”. Introduction of the term “mobility” into transport economics is a result of intention to emphasise two issues in the existing theory of transport systems.