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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 21 May 2018

EU is warming to plastic waste ‘recycling’ as a transport fuel



Despite environmentalists urging caution, a proposal to use non-recyclable plastic waste in transport fuel production is gaining strength among EU member states and European Parliament legislators.

Waste-based fossil fuels

By rswa178 / Updated: 08 May 2018

New CIVITAS SUMPs-Up manuals give advice on SUMP measure selection


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.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 08 May 2018

UITP calls on European Commission to increase funding for Sustainable Urban Transport


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.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 01 May 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 01 May 2018

Eltis user engagement survey


As a platform to exchange information, knowledge and experiences in the field of sustainable urban mobility, the Eltis Portal relies on the engagement of individuals. Therefore, it is important to give users an opportunity to feedback on how they think Eltis can be improved.

If you are an Eltis user, we invite you to complete this short survey.

Specifically, we are interested in:

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 22 May 2018

FLOW project findings: Cycling and walking on equal footing with motorised traffic offers a solution for urban congestion


Over the course of 3-years, the FLOW project investigated how to connect walking and cycling promotion with reducing urban congestion. Consequently, the project added a further but very important reason for decision makers to investigate walking and cycling as one possible and effective answer to tackle congestion in their cities. The project focused on:

By rswa178 / Updated: 01 May 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 26 Apr 2018

CIVITAS 2MOVE2 Final Brochure

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.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 30 Apr 2018

Do you know how active your city is? The PACTE active cities survey supports you in finding out.



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.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Urban Mobility Index ranks 100 global cities


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’.

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