The Belgian cities of Hasselt and Genk have developed a combined Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), championing the notion that ‘mobility does not stop at the borders of a municipality’. The neighbouring cities worked together to design the SUMP. They took a spatial network approach to promote the use of public transport, inspire active mobility and discourage the use of heavily-polluting private vehicles. Implemented in 2014, the joint SUMP will be evaluated in full by the municipalities in 2019.
The European urban context faces new issues related to climate change, such as record-breaking heatwaves, pollution peaks and waste management. A number of solutions to fight against climate change and mitigate it in the best conditions are thought out locally, at municipal level.
This conference will present local solutions to these issues. Key topics include:
This year, the MaaS Alliance and TravelSpirit Foundation are hosting the Open Mobility Conference 2019!
This new event will examine how to build an open ecosystem of mobility and lay the foundations for seamless Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
The 2019 edition of the Polis Annual Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 27-28 November 2019.
The Polis Annual Conference is Europe's leading event on sustainable urban mobility in cities and regions.
The call for exhibitors and sponsors is now open. View details here.
The call for speakers opens in March 2019 and registrations will open in June 2019.
The European Commission has launched the 2019 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) transport call for proposals. This call co-finances projects addressing missing links and cross-border connections on the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
The Belgian City of Leuven plans to introduce 50 mobility hubs over the next three years in order to improve multimodality in the city. The hubs will bring together different transport modes in one place, such as a bus stop, electric vehicle charging stations and various shared vehicles, including electric cars, bicycles and scooters. The initiative is supported by the EU through an Interreg project, "e-HUBS".
Are you a professional dealing with road safety and mobility issues? Do you want to expand your expertise in this field and learn from other countries?
Road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. Only urgent measures will reduce the 500 deaths that occur on EU roads every week. The Safe System approach is internationally considered to be best practice in road safety and in the European Road Safety Summer School, we advise you on how to successfully implement this strategy in your country or region.
In spite of a recent decline in overall car use in Brussels in recent years, congestion in the Belgian capital is still growing. Recent numbers from Brussels Mobility show that car use dropped by 12 % (measured in passenger km) and 15 % (vehicle km) between 2012 and 2016. This is due to the Brussels-Capital Region implementing a wide range of measures to manage transport demand and to promote modal shift and sustainable transport.
Over 200 EU cities and regions have low emission zones (LEZ) in place, restricting access to their territory to certain vehicles in order to improve air quality. Yet, road transport is still a major cause of air pollution, causing thousands of premature deaths and serious illnesses in EU cities.