The transport commissioner may propose a European legal framework that would give cities the possibility of introducing congestion charging schemes similar to London's � a move previously forbidden in some member states. With an increasing number of European cities suffering heavily from congestion, noise, accidents and pollution largely caused by excessive use of private cars, the Commission will in autumn present proposals for a European strategy on urban transport. Stakeholder consultations are currently under way to identify how the EU can contribute to improving urban mobility while taking subsidiarity into account.