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By News Editor / Updated: 06 Oct 2017

CIVITAS Forum 2017: Small Communities, Big Ideas

From 27-29 September, close to 500 participants convened in Torres Vedras, Portugal, for the 15th CIVITAS Forum. A diverse community of policy makers, practitioners, academics, and city representatives debated the most pressing issues surrounding sustainable urban mobility, and set out clear pathways for bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.

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By Sean Carroll / Updated: 31 Aug 2017

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK encourages citizens to get out from behind the windscreen

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is a chance for citizens and policy makers to try out new forms of mobility, and to see the benefits of opting for more sustainable forms of transport. Citizens are invited to try alternatives to car use and see first-hand how cleaner mobility can benefit them in terms of health, finances, and quality of life, in addition to improving the environment.

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By News Editor / Updated: 07 Jul 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 26 Apr 2017

SUMP Conference Review: Intelligent Planning for Sustainable Mobility

Nearly 400 participants convened in Dubrovnik, Croatia for the 4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. This year's theme, 'Intelligent Planning for Sustainable Mobility,' brought a number of topics to the table, such as ownership of public spaces, tourism, smart cities, freight transport, accessibility and more.
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By Lucia Cristea / Updated: 04 Nov 2016

Carpooling as part of an integrated transport system in Toulouse (France)

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As one of France’s most attractive cities, Toulouse has seen an increase of 200 000 inhabitants over the last 10 years, taking the populous to 1.2 million. With this in mind, there are expected to be 500 000 additional daily journeys in the next 10 years. In response to this growing demand for travel, SMTC-Tisseo transport authority has undertaken a ‘Mobilities 2025-2030 project’ with three major goals:

By Lucia Cristea / Updated: 04 Nov 2016
By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 29 May 2015

New campaign on sustainable urban mobility

Speed-dating on Östersund's buses (Sweden), hosting a Car-Free Day in Bologna's city centre (Italy) and getting residents involved in designing bicycle parking facilities in Zagreb (Croatia). There are lots of fun ways that the annual European Mobility Week helps to promote sustainable urban mobility in cities across Europe.

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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 13 Apr 2015

Registration opens for 2nd European SUMP conference

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Registration has opened for this summer’s 2nd European conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in Romania.

Taking placing in Bucharest on 16 and 17 June 2015, the SUMP conference is the principal annual event for mobility planning practitioners, policy-makers and academics from across Europe to come together to discuss key issues, highlight new developments, and exchange ideas and experiences. Attendance is free of charge.

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By Alexia / Updated: 02 Apr 2015

New EU vehicles to be fitted with emergency call devices

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New European vehicles are to be fitted with a device that automatically triggers a distress signal to the emergency services in the event of a road accident, according to a recent EU announcement.

The Council of the European Union said that the eCall system, which contacts the European-wide 112 emergency number if a vehicle is involved in a crash, will speed up the arrival of the emergency services, in turn reducing the number of injuries and fatalities in road accidents.

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Mar 2015