Ecomobility, or sustainable mobility, is a policy for developing and managing local areas and cities that supports practical, low pollution, environmentally friendly mobility, as well as the living environment.
Sustainable mobility concerns town planning, infrastructure and the organisation of the transport network, as well as technological applications or even awareness raising and education of the population.
Ecomobility rests therefore on the application and development of organisational principles and technologies that favour alternative, 'soft' forms of mobility (walking, bike), public transport and the reduction of pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.
In concrete terms, ecomobility entails, amongst other actions:
An example of ecomobility: the Vélib system and its infrastructure in the city of Paris. © Grégoire Macqueron CC by-nc-sa 2.0