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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: 20 Sep 2018

Free public transport launched successfully in Dunkirk

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From 1 September, public buses in Dunkirk are completely free of charge making it “the largest metropolitan area in France and Europe to introduce free for all on its entire bus network”, says Patrice Vergriete, Mayor of Dunkirk. And the initiative has already shown great success: bus journeys have increased by 50 % since the launch.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 18 Sep 2018

Belgian first: An autonomous vehicle uses a public road

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In a first for Belgium, an autonomous vehicle is being used on a public road to take visitors to a tourist site, the Caves of Han, in the south of the country. The shuttle is an experiment being undertaken by the Belgian road safety institute VIAS in cooperation with the Belgian government.

By Mobility Academy / Updated: 12 Sep 2018

World Collaborative Mobility Congress

This year's edition of wocomoco will take place in Rotterdam on 06 and 07 November, in the famous Van Nelle Factory. There will be two tents next to the main stage, which will function as side tables and together with the main stage will create a space for intensive discussions and the possibility to freely switch between topics and actions.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Sep 2018

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the City of Koprivnica

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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 Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Sep 2018

Volkswagen launches electromobility car-sharing scheme 'We Share' in Berlin

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Under the sub-brand, We Share, Volkswagen are set to introduce a city-level car-sharing scheme, which utilises entirely electric vehicles (EVs). 

Berlin is the first city selected for the scheme roll-out, with a total 1,500 e-Golfs available when the scheme commences. This will be followed by 500 e-up! vehicles in the second quarter of 2019. From 2020, the plan is to replace these vehicles with models from the new VW I.D. range.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Sep 2018

Major contrast in travel trends in Dublin compared to the rest of Ireland

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Active travel modes and public transport are becoming more popular in the Dublin area, whilst the opposite is true in other parts of Ireland finds the The Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Findings have been revealed in Transport Trends 2018.

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2018

Cities invited to join CIVITAS urban mobility study visits

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City representatives are invited to apply to join two upcoming sustainable urban mobility study visits in Bristol (UK) and Stockholm (Sweden), organised by the CIVITAS Initiative.

The first study visit will take place in Bristol from 11-14 September and will comprise of site visits, which will enable participating cities to see first-hand the exciting sustainable urban mobility and urban development initiatives in the city.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 29 Aug 2018
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 23 Aug 2018

Carsharing Association Conference 3.0

The Carsharing Association (CSA) Conference 2018 will provide stakeholders in carsharing organisations and attendees from the wider transport market with a set of the necessary data, strategies and solutions to facilitate the growth of carsharing.

The Conference will focus on emerging technologies, as well as discussing new entrants in the market and providing a country-specific analysis of progress in France to date.

Over two days, the following topics will be discussed:

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