The European Commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, opened this year’s SUMP conference on ‘Planning for multimodal cities’. Speaking via a video message, Bulc welcomed the attendees to Nicosia describing the conference as ‘maybe the most important annual conference on European urban mobility’.
Despite more Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) support and knowledge appearing for local authorities in recent years, SUMP take-up has remained relatively slow. There is a requirement for a more systematic understanding of and support for SUMP development and implementation.
Three new manuals from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up help fulfil this need. They provide guidance in a topic crucial to SUMP development - measure selection for and the integration of measure packages into a SUMP.
UITP is calling on the European Commission to invest in sustainable urban mobility solutions to meet its climate change, energy efficiency and New Urban Agenda objectives.
In May 2018, the European Commission (EC) will present a comprehensive draft of the post 2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The MFF, which is the long-term budget for the European Union (EU) will provide a good understanding of what will be the priorities of the Commission from 2020 onwards.
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Registration and the call for contributions for the CIVITAS Forum 2018 are now open! Guarantee your place and submit ideas for sessions and activities at Europe's premiere sustainable mobility event.
The 2MOVE2 project's final brochure is available for practitioners who wish to access urban mobility information, best practice examples and advice.
With the main objective of "improving urban mobility by advancing or creating sustainable, energy-efficient urban transport systems for the benefit of all citizens, society and climate policy, respecting environment and natural resources," the project's eight partners from four participating cities share their experiences in this brochure.
Inactivity is an increasing problem in Europe. About 235 million Europeans are considered to be “inactive”, meaning that they are not doing enough physical activity to keep fit and to lower the risks of, for example, cardiovascular diseases or diabetes.
Cities can play a major role in fighting physical inactivity, as the majority of the EU population lives in cities. They offer good opportunities to foster the uptake of the active modes of transport directly connected to physical activity – such as walking and cycling.
Arthur D Little recently released their Future of mobility 3.0 report, which considers recent societal and technological trends alongside new mobility solutions. The report also updates the Arthur D Little’s Urban Mobility Index, increasing the scope of the index to 100 cities and expanding the assessment criteria. The index scores cities using 27 indicators to assess mobility in urban areas according to ‘maturity’, ‘innovativeness’ and ‘performance’.
An estimated 1.25 million people are killed every year in road traffic accidents (RTA's), and up to 50 million more are injured, often seriously.
Beyond human suffering, road traffic deaths and injuries cause significant economic losses to individuals and societies, keeping millions of people in poverty and creating an estimated $1.85 trillion burden on the global economy each year. This makes addressing road safety one of the most pressing social, economic, health and development challenges of our time.