Mobility is vital to our society. It concerns public authorities, which implement policies and reforms, as well as private businesses whose activity changes in line with new forms of mobility.
A multi-faceted approach
Mobility is diverse, because of the many forms of transport that exist but also because of the many legal fields on which it draws.
However, even though mobility may appear to be a multi-faceted subject, there are often a number of similar legal themes that run through it: the issue of payment for services by its users through the imposition of charges, the management of infrastructure, the allocation of public funds, cooperation between the private and public sectors, participation from citizens, coordination of mobility policies with existing texts, ensuring compliance with the different levels of competent powers all the way from European law to local authorities, together with public procurement, etc.
Opening up dialogue between parties
Implementing the right measures, both in economic terms and that will effectively mitigate damage and pollution, often depends on opening genuine dialogue between the various parties in the mobility sector, while being aware of their diversity.
Mobility issues therefore require broad knowledge of the challenges, of the institutional stakeholders involved, as well as of the policy and regulatory texts and plans to which they are required to refer.
At EQUAL, we have honed our expertise on infrastructure for all means of transport, as well as on the latest subjects such as intermodality, toll roads, car-sharing, taxis, urban initiatives for soft mobility and parking.
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