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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 11 Apr 2019

One of EU's largest electric bike-sharing systems launched in Gdańsk - Gdynia - Sopot Metropolitan Area


March 2019 saw the launch of what is to become one of the largest electric bicycle sharing systems in Europe. The system, called MEVO, launched as a single public bike sharing scheme in the 14 cities and communes of the Gdańsk - Gdynia - Sopot Metropolitan Area in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.

Free-floating system

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 01 Apr 2019

Electric vehicle charging points installed to support long distance electric mobility


Sixty two electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in Slovakia, Czechia and Croatia by June 2020. These will be located to support long-distance travel by electric vehicles. The widespread deployment of cross-border electric vehicle charging infrastructure is a key element of the development of electric mobility. 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 06 Feb 2019
By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 23 Jan 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 28 Feb 2019

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the City of Koprivnica


From the early 2000s, the City of Koprivnica in Croatia has had a history of implementing successful plans and actions to improve sustainable mobility. Indeed, in 2007, it won the prestigious European Mobility Week Award. In 2015, Koprivnica adopted a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – the first city in Croatia to do this.

By Renske Martijnse / Updated: 09 Oct 2017
By Mojca Balant / Updated: 25 Jul 2017

Slovenia's first SUMP on a small scale: Ljutomer


A town with 3,300 inhabitants, Ljutomer was the first place in Slovenia to prepare a (pilot) SUMP on a 'small' scale. The municipality of the same name (in which the town is located) has a population of 11,400 people. The success of the implemented measures encouraged Ljutomer to place an emphasis on  sustainable mobility and strive for a role as one of the leading municipalities in the field within both Slovenia and the wider region.

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By Margit Braun / Updated: 30 Jun 2017

Bike Sharing System in Burgas (Bulgaria)


The city of Burgas started the implementation of a bike-sharing service in 2012 and was the first Bulgarian city to include the practice as part of an integrated urban mobility policy. The initial project, "Cycling City – a Model of Modern Urban Mobility", was financed by the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and aimed to increase infrastructure for and access to non-motorised forms of transport. Since its introduction, the system has been extended and constantly improved; e-bikes are envisaged for the near future.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 31 May 2017

Developing effective packages of measures for SUMPs: Budapest (Hungary)


When selecting the measures to be included in its SUMP, Budapest's transport operator, Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK), tested out a number of new approaches in the processes involved in making the decisions. Various parties were consulted at national and international level, whilst best practice examples were sought from other European cities. Software was then used to evaluate the choices made. The Balázs Mór Plan (BMT) is Budapest's first transport development strategy based on SUMP methodology, and its integrated approach places the focus on people and the environment.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Budapest's SUMP: a plan for people and goods mobility (Hungary)


Budapest SUMP, the Balázs Mór Plan, sets the mobility priorities for the years to come in the Hungarian Capital. The mobility of people is at the core of the plan. Budapest SUMP stood out at the last EU SUMP Award competition for making the strategy for the transport of goods an important part of the Balázs Mór Plan. Budapest was indeed one of the three finalists of the 5th EU SUMP Award on the theme of freight.