Welcome to Eltis Mobility Update!
This is the first edition of our newly designed monthly newsletter, now called Eltis Mobility Update, providing a summary of the latest developments in urban mobility. Apart from presenting you the top news items and case studies of the previous month, Eltis Mobility Update now also alerts you of forthcoming events, new tools, employment opportunities and more.
This issue of Eltis Mobility Update also marks the re-launch the Eltis website. After months of intensive work and with the help of your input, Europe's biggest web portal on urban mobility has got even better. Eltis now offers:
- a contemporary new logo and design
- a new layout for easier navigation
- video clips of the most interesting case studies
- a free image library
- information on EU funding
- a catalogue of mobility related EU legislation and policy
- a listing of training opportunities and materials
- information about employment opportunities
- Friends of Eltis - your opportunity to meet fellow professionals, to network and to form consortia for new projects
- a User Forum to allow users to discuss topical issue in urban mobility
- content in three additional languages: Dutch, Portuguese and Romanian.
Please continue to support Eltis by submitting your news, case studies, event information and tools - and, of course, comments and suggestions about how to improve the service. We hope you will enjoy reading Eltis Mobility Update and enjoy using the new Eltis portal.
Your Eltis team
IEE 2011 call for proposals is open
The call for proposals 2011 for actions under the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme is now open. The indicative total amount available for this call is about EUR 67 million. For STEER projects dealing with energy in transport the indicative budget is EUR 12 million. ALTENER priorities for bioenergy include biofuels and biogas for transport (indicative budget: EUR 16 million). The amount granted will be up to 75% of the total eligible costs and the deadline is Thursday 12 May 2011. The maximum duration of a project is 3 years. Applicants should consult the website of the programme at: http://ec.europa.eu/intelligentenergy.
Multimodal GPS piloted in 6 European cities
The Antwerp-based company I-Move recently presented its new multimodal satnav application at a launch in Vienna. It was developed in the framework of In-Time, a European project that studies the effect of real-time travel information on mobility behaviour. The multimodal GPS is being piloted in Brno, Bucharest, Florence, Munich, Oslo and Vienna.
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Budapest Transport Management Centre launched (Hungary)
At the end of last year the Municipality of Budapest developed and approved a new Action Plan which sets out the path for modernising the institutional framework for urban transport management in the Hungarian capital. As the first step, the Budapest Transport Management Centre was created at the beginning of 2011.
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Cycling in Oulu wins annual sustainable transport prize (Finland)
The Finnish national Fit For Life Programme, which encourages adults over the age of 40 to include physical activity in their day-to-day lives, has awarded the Municipality of Oulu its 2010 Sustainable Transport Act prize. Oulu won the prize in recognition of its long-term and committed development of a cycling-friendly community.
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The LIFE CYCLE Planning Laboratory at Velo-City Sevilla
Experts from seven European countries from the LIFE CYCLE project partnership will facilitate one of the project’s planning laboratories, “How to make your action best practice” on Friday 25th March at the VeloCity Conference in Seville, Spain. The workshop will run for three hours and participants will learn how to implement activities similar to those in the LIFE CYCLE project in their own area. The target audience for the laboratory are experts and specialists who work with school children, families, adults and older people to encourage more cycling.
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Vote & win
The winning case study of the month from the January 2011 Newsletter is
The winner of the vote in the January issue is Jordi Casas, a Consultant of CINESI SL in Barcelona, Spain
read more about Jordi Casas
New competition in Issue March 2011
VOTE FOR THE PHOTO THE MONTH - which is your favourite photo?
Just as in the past, each issue of the Eltis Mobility Update will include a Vote and Win competition. This may be for the best amongst a selection of new case studies, or to pick a winner from the latest photos or video clips on the website database. To participate, just use our on-line voting tool and enjoy the chance to win prizes! You’ll need to register by entering your name and email address along with your vote. You can also remain anonymous and vote, in which case your vote will still count but you will not be eligible for the prize.
|Shopping by bike||Metro to Ørestad, Copenhagen|
|Methanol fuelled vehicle||Conflict of pedestrians at zebra crossing with car drivers|
|Bicycle pump station in Odense, Denmark||Inapt walking situation|
2 - 3 March 2011
6th Annual Brussels
Climate Change Conference 2011
23 - 25 March 2011
6 - 7 April 2011
Mobil.TUM 2011 Conference
Making Sustainable Mobilities -
7 April 2011
Niches+ Final Conference
Urban Transport Innovation
8 April 2011
AENEAS Final Conference
Green Mobility for Active Ageing
11 - 15 April 2011
Guidance how to plan, monitor and evaluate mobility projects
Friend of Eltis
Some of the new registered Friends of ELTIS are:
This month we start a User Forum the on-line discussion forum on Eltis. Every month a topical subject related to your work will be brought up for discussion. Join the User Forum to participate in the discussion and share your point of view with others...
This month's subject: Happy to commute?