As cities continue to work towards achieving Europe’s policy goals, it is becoming increasingly important that systems for monitoring and reporting progress are put in place. Through making use of sustainable urban mobility indicators, policymakers will be able to assess the success of current mobility measures, as well as ensuring that upcoming solutions are tailored to respond to the issues which are most pertinent to the cities in question.
How do you ensure the implementation of measures in a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP)? How do you engage decision makers in the SUMP process?
CIVITAS SUMPs-Up's fourth webinar for mobility practitioners will explore these crucial questions by focusing on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it.
A new study has estimated the social cost - and social benefits - of automobility, cycling and walking with the aim of improving cost-benefit analyses in the European Union.
Miguel Gaspar, the Deputy Mayor for Mobility and Safety of Lisbon explains the main pillars of the cities' transport policy. Lisbon is currently developing its SUMP. The vision building phase has been completed as well as data collection. The city has a very clear strategy of moving forward with public transport as the backbone of urban mobility and a strong focus on active transport. The increase in the share of walking within the last 5 years is impressive and completely against the trend in many other cities.
The Cycle-Friendly Employers (CFE) Consortium has launched a new call for members from countries that have not yet been involved in its work. The CFE Consortium was established in 2017 to develop and implement a Certification Framework in Europe that can be implemented at the national level.
What is the CFE Certification Framework?
Oslo, Rotterdam and Copenhagen are showing how cooperation with private sector actors is essential to reducing the carbon footprint of transport-related procurement activities.
The three cities are pilot sites in BuyZET, an EU-funded project on zero-emission procurement. Within the project Oslo, Rotterdam and Copenhagen are developing innovative procurement plans to achieve the zero-emission urban delivery of goods and services.
Yesterday evening the European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2018, and the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium).
Lisbon was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities, with Lindau taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 7th SUMP Award was won by Greater Manchester. Click on the following video links to view this years finalists in action:
The BuyZET project is glad to announce that the BuyZET final event will take place on 14 May 2019 in Brussels.
On 19 March 2019, The European Commission launched the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize to reward islands for local renewable energy production.