On Monday 10 October 2022, the final symposium of the INTERREG VA project Euregional Mobility Concept took place at the Euregio Forum. The event was attended by about 70 representatives of the Euregio member organisations and other stakeholders such as transport companies, transport and logistics companies as well as sector associations and interest groups.
The Euregional Mobility Concept is an important step towards the implementation of concrete cross-border measures in the coming years that will improve the mobility and accessibility of the Euregio Rhine-Waal, taking into account current mobility developments. The Euregional Mobility Concept was developed in close cooperation with the Euregio members and other stakeholders, such as transport companies, transport and logistics companies as well as industry associations and interest groups, and was adopted by the Euregio Council on 10 March 2022.
The mobility plan first outlines the position of the Euregio Rhine-Waal and relevant developments such as the influence of demographic change, climate awareness, flexibilisation of the working world, etc.. This is followed by an inventory of the current situation, analysing the modes of transport pedestrian, bicycle, bus, rail, car, freight and air. Finally, developments for the future are presented with corresponding measures and realistic, promising mobility initiatives. Here, the focus is on accessibility (including connectivity), sustainability, road safety and communication.
In order to actually implement the mobility Concept, 5 of the total 15 recommendations for mobility initiatives are further elaborated in a second step. These are:
  • cross-border cycle paths,
  • a cross-border network of mobility hubs
  • a cross-border network for charging infrastructure (hydrogen and e-mobility)
  • the possibilities for a cross-border system for Mobility-on-Demand
  • an analysis of the opportunities for cross-border cooperation between multimodal transhipment hubs combined with an investigation of a cross-border information and reservation system for truck parking.
The Euregional Mobility Plan project is made possible by the EU programme INTERREG Germany-Nederland, MWIKE NRW and the provinces of Gelderland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg as well as the district of Kleve, district of Wesel, the Lower Rhine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the cities of Ede and Apeldoorn and the Green Metropolitan Region Arnhem-Nijmegen.