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Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe by Thomas C. Hoerber, Pamela M. Barnes

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9    EU sustainable mobility – between economic and environmental discourses

Helene Dyrhauge

Introduction

As one of the four original policies, the Common Transport Policy (CTP) has been integral to the European Union (EU) integration process, where it has traditionally been viewed as facilitating the Single Market. Moreover, as one of the main sources of pollution, transport is a central element of the EU’s Sustainable Development Strategy. This places the CTP in a precarious position between the EU’s economic priorities and the EU’s commitment to environmental protection. As this chapter demonstrates, the relationship between these two goals is a constant factor in the determination of the priorities of the CTP. Transport policy cannot be viewed ...

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