The Swiss Federal Council approved the report “Enabling Sustainable Mobility” during its June 28 meeting. The report highlights the availability of numerous funding instruments to support pilot regions testing sustainable mobility solutions. It suggests five measures to enhance the effectiveness of existing programs.
The report presents an overview of 14 funding instruments from federal offices, including Spatial Development (ARE), Environment (FOEN), Energy (BFE), Transport (BAV), and Roads (ASTRA), which can potentially support the promotion of pilot regions. Most projects can be funded through public-private partnerships (PPP), covering various aspects of transport decarbonization. Cantons have also implemented initiatives for low-carbon mobility.
Existing programs face challenges such as inadequate long-term support for promising projects, limited funding for technology development and innovative concepts, and insufficient awareness and exchange between programs. To address these issues, the report proposes five measures:
These measures can be implemented within the existing legal framework and budgetary constraints.