Investment in public transport is the foundation of urban transport climate mitigation. Public transport helps cities reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption and environmental pollution while also delivering wider social and economic benefits.
The EIB’s urban lending and advisory services focus on improving public transport networks.
Why does the EIB finance urban transport?
The EIB’s support addresses two major barriers to investment: lack of funding and technical capacity, both inside and outside the EU.
Inside the EU: According to the latest EIB Municipalities Survey, 46% of respondents said that urban transport lacked infrastructure investment.
Outside the EU, the investment gap is much larger. This creates opportunities for investment that meets climate and broader sustainable development goals.
How we help
The Bank offers a wide range of financial tools. We provide direct lending including products such as framework loans to aggregate smaller investments (such as like bike lanes) to intermediated lending, the Bank supports sound investments from public sector promoter’s and private operators.