The law on sustainable mobility and transport financing

The great European commitment to mobility and sustainability have led the Spanish Government to put on the table a regulation in this regard. The Law on Sustainable Mobility and Transport Financing – which presumably will be taken to the cabinet during this month of February – seeks to create the legal framework that defines the main lines of policy on this issue and that allows regulating the activities related to transport. According to the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, the Mobility Law means “the implementation of the necessary means to decarbonise transport, combat global warming and improve the air quality of cities”.

Likewise, she assures that the regulation implies taking advantage of digitalisation and new technologies to plan the transport system and reduce its impact, as well as to place citizens at the centre of actions and prioritising their daily mobility.

To structure the regulation, which was submitted to public consultation, MITMA proposed 11 areas to be regulated:

◗ ES.MOVILIDAD IS BASED ON THREE BASIC PRINCIPLES.
Principle                   Objective
Safety                       While travelling, guaranteeing a greater protection of people and goods, improving the standards,                                    and reducing the accident rate. It encompasses infrastructure safety, operational safety, safety in                                      cases of emergency and crisis, safety against illicit acts and cybersecurity.


Sustainability     Prioritising daily mobility, economic-social equity, energy efficiency, and the fight against climate                                    change; minimising the contribution of transport to polluting emissions, both of passengers and                                     goods; promoting clean modes, public transport, the “circular economy”, “climate resilience”                                             and universal mobility.


Connectivity         From three aspects: Digitalisation and technological advancement, a great opportunity for the                                       transformation of the transport sector; connectivity with Europe and the world; and multimodal                                       connectivity.
Source: MITMA

To structure the regulation, which was submitted to public consultation, MITMA proposed 11 areas to be regulated:

Source: MITMA

In addition, es.movilidad develops through 9 strategic axes, which are made up of more than 40 lines of action with more than 150 concrete measures. As budgetary support, it has the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.

The Safe, Sustainable and Connected Mobility Strategy is structured in nine axes, which are developed through lines of action and concrete measures.

  1. Mobility for all
  2. New investment policies
  3. Safe mobility
  4. Low-emission mobility
  5. Smart mobility
  6. Intermodal logistics chains
  7. Connecting Europe and connected to the world
  8. Social and employment aspects
  9. Evolution and transformation of MITMA

Source: MITMA