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Besides public transport such as rail, metro, tram and bus networks, collective passenger transport also covers car-sharing, car-pooling and flexible mobility services such as train-taxi schemes and demand-responsive transport in areas of low demand.

Improvements to public transport services may address public transport vehicles and related infrastructure, as well as management techniques.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 19 Nov 2018

Smart Urban Mobility Solutions

Showcasing new & emerging smart mobility technologies within urban transportation infrastructures

 

Transport is changing dramatically with the advent of new technologies, changing demand patterns and the challenges of addressing climate change. Smart Urban Mobility Solutions (SUMS) 2019 comprises an exhibition and 2-day conference programme that will take place at the SEC, Glasgow on 15-16 May 2019.

 

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Nov 2018

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Webinar - “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”

As part of its package of learning activities for mobility practitioners, CIVITAS SUMPs-Up is organising its first webinar on Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30 CET.

This will look at the topic of “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”. It will include a detailed presentation from the project's SUMP experts on the best tools to assist with the process of beginning a SUMP.

Following this, Kristina Gaučė from the city of Vilnius, Lithuania, will present a case study on their experiences of starting up the SUMP process.

The agenda can be found below.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 13 Nov 2018

A Bus Safety Standard to be introduced in London on all new vehicles by 2024

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The red, double-decker London bus is a well-known feature of the United Kingdom's capital city. It is estimated that around 6.5 million passengers are transported every day on London buses, and they are a vital service for the old, young, disabled and lower-income London residents.

A new Bus Safety Standard, which details bus safety requirements that all bus operators will need to endorse up to 2024, has been published by TfL (London Transport Authority) and comes as part of an approach to reach zero deaths on or by a bus in London by 2030.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Nov 2018

UK Bus Summit 2019

The 5th annual UK Bus Summit will take place in London in February 2019. Taking place in Westminster, the summit aims to elevate the importance of buses in local and national transportation decision-making. The event provides the opportunity to compare and contrast bus policies throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This year the focus will be on 'The Future of Mobility', the need for a long-term bus investment strategy, air quality and methods for encouraging passengers to switch to buses as a primary mode of transport.

By Carlos Gómez / Updated: 01 Nov 2018

Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress

This is the first edition of an international event that aims to lead a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the cities of the 21st century.

More than 40 speakers are expected to participate, who will address the main strategic aspects for the construction and consolidation of sustainable urban mobility systems, around three thematic axes:

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Oct 2018

Turkey’s participation in EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018

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The Union of Municipalities of Turkey were appointed as the National Coordinator of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (EMW) in Turkey for 2018 and received support from the EU Delegation in their efforts to increase awareness and participation in events and activities. The efforts paid off, with 92 registered actions across 26 Turkish cities who participated this year, compared to 7 cities in 2017 and only 1 city in 2016.

By rswa178 / Updated: 17 Oct 2018

Europe's top two-wheeled cities to share and inspire cycling excellence in HANDSHAKE project

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HANDSHAKE, a new CIVITAS project, will support the take-up and transfer of successful cycling measures developed by three world-class cycling cities - Copenhagen (Denmark), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Munich (Germany) - to ten other cities across the EU.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 08 Oct 2018

TUCTE 18: Towards User-centric Transport in Europe

Enabling seamless and sustainable mobility for all​

Increasingly, social and environmental trends are posing new challenges to the transport sector in Europe. This paradigm shift in mobility and transport calls for disruptive technologies and multimodal solutions.

Mobility4EU established a Vision and Action plan for the future of transport in Europe in 2030 based on the identification and assessment of societal challenges that will influence future transport demand.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Oct 2018