As a key area for reduction of CO2 emissions, mobility is of special importance in the Smart City Wien Framework Strategy. Although there have been positive trends in the past few years, both investments and incentives will be necessary to achieve a further modal shift towards ecomobility (walking, cycling, public transport) and to support market development in the field of vehicles using alternative propulsion technologies. In the promotion of alternative propulsion technologies it is important to consistently prioritise ecomobility and mobility without privately-owned cars.

The shift of traffic to the climate-friendly modes of transport (walking, cycling, public transport) at times showed great successes: Between 2010 and 2013 alone, the share of car traffic fell from 31% to 27%. Since then the values are stagnating. Further improvements require a combination of investment (such as in public transport or park & ride facilities), consistent parking management and incentives for electric transport. Although the proportion of electric mobility in the transport of goods and private transport is increasing significantly, it is still very low in absolute terms.

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