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By acompani / Updated: 15 Jan 2019

Horses for Courses- Why MaaS will keep the car in the city

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Peter Lakin, President of the INSEAD Alumni Auto+Mobility Club, France reviews and ranks of different options for transport in the city based on the real needs of real people. He reviews the various aspects of urban transport by using Paris as a case study, examining different transport options on the basis of safety, air quality, congestion, accessibility and financial cost.

Ultimately, he recommends that MaaS will enable the optimal solution for each person and that the future of urban mobility will still include cars.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 09 Jan 2019

Call to join next round of SUMP Learning Programme extended to 31 January

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The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project has extended the call for local authorities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme to 31 January 2019. Up to 25 planning authorities have the chance to join the 6-month long learning activities starting in May 2019.
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 21 Dec 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

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Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

By rswa178 / Updated: 12 Dec 2018

New fact sheets detail mobility innovations in Madrid, Munich and Ruse

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The first set of a new series of fact sheets chronicling the innovative mobility initiatives being conducted within the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project are now available.

These focus on Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria) and Madrid (Spain), three of the project's five Living Lab cities, and provide key details relating to each of the solutions, including;

By rswa178 / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Call launched for cities to join next round of SUMPs-Up learning programme

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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has opened a call for cities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme (SLP). This will focus on SUMP implementation, financing and procurement. The application deadline is 12.00 CET on 11 January 2019.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 13 Nov 2018

Switzerland adopts EU Regulation and requires electric vehicles to make noise

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Electric cars in Switzerland will be required to make an artificial noise. The aim of the measure is to improve safety for pedestrians, especially the visually impaired.

Switzerland implemented this measure by adopting an EU regulation (Regulation EU No 540/2014). This requires that, by July 2019, all new models of electric, fuel cell and hybrid cars are equipped with an acoustic alert system that generates “engine noises”. The measure will apply to all new electric, hybrid and fuel cell cars by 2021.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 05 Nov 2018
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 31 Oct 2018

EU minister summit resolves “Graz declaration” on clean transport

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On Tuesday 30 October, the EU’s Transport and Environment Ministers met in Graz (Austria) to discuss pathways leading to a European clean mobility. At the end of the day, they resolved the “Graz declaration”.

A new era starts: clean, safe and affordable mobility for Europe” is the heading of the declaration which details how the European climate goals 2030 should be achieved.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 22 Oct 2018

UN Environment responds to IPCC by highlighting innovation in transport

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The release of the IPCC's latest report on the likelihood of keeping global warming to 1.5°C, and the associated impacts of climate change, has emphasised the need for urgent action in many sectors, including transport. The IPCC identified transport as a sector in need of rapid change, as it remains a growing contributor to carbon emissions and harmful air pollutants.