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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 24 May 2018

EU TRANSPORT in figures (Statistical Pocketbook, 2017)


This publication provides an overview of the most recent and most pertinent annual transport-related statistics in Europe.

It covers the European Union and its 28 Member States and, as far as possible, the current EU candidate countries and the EFTA countries. The content of this pocketbook is based on a range of sources including Eurostat, international organisations, national statistics and, where no data were available, own estimates. 

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility


The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe's transport system. With the new initiatives that were published 17 May 2018, the Commission aims to ensure a smooth transition towards a mobility system which is safe, clean and connected & automated, while supporting the competitiveness of the EU industry.

The latest package consists of:

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 14 May 2018

Violeta Bulc's opening speech at the 2018 European SUMP conference


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’.

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.

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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