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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
By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 31 Mar 2015

CIVITAS launches third Activity Fund call

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The EU-funded CIVITAS CAPITAL project is supporting the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures through an Activity Fund, offering co-funding of up to 50 per cent for urban mobility projects.

Co-funding will be made available via four competitive calls between 2014 and 2015. A sum of € 60 000 is available in this third call, which runs from 30 March to 6 May 2015.

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By News Editor / Updated: 24 Mar 2015

Commission seeks transport experts to support cohesion policy

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The European Commission has issued a call for expressions of interest to set up a list of external experts to support regional and urban development in the European Union’s Cohesion Policy.

Over 40 thematic fields are outlined in the call, including multi-modal transport and comprehensive transport plans (including Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans).

By Alexia / Updated: 20 Mar 2015

Applications open for Smart Mobility City Award

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European cities are being encouraged to enter a new international competition that recognises European and Chinese cities for their ecomobility commitments and achievements.

The Smart Mobility City Award will include 10 categories with one European and one Chinese city able to claim a prize for each. The deadline for entering the award is 1 August 2015.