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Intermodal transport refers to the use of at least two different modes of transport during one door-to-door journey. The level of integration in terms of ownership, operation or usability is an important aspect of intermodality. Improving intermodal transport requires the development of seamless integrated transport chains.

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Manchester SUMP: a user centric and ambitious approach setting the path for the next 20 years

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The Transport Strategy 2040, from Greater Manchester (GM) Authority sets a mutually supportive transport and spatial policy framework to effectively accommodate growth to 2040, to meet GM’s aims of economic and social policy. GM’s Transport Vision strives for world-class connections that are not an end unto themselves, but a means to achieve wider policy goals of long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Great awards for great cities: does your city have what it takes?

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The European Commission recognises cities that take bold measures to tackle environmental and social challenges with City Awards.  

These prestigious awards promote and reward the efforts that individual cities make in a wide range of areas from fair and ethical trade, accessibility, environmental sustainability and transport, tourism, to innovation and tackling cultural challenges.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Impact Analysis of Car-Sharing Services and User Behaviour Delivers Interesting Findings in Bremen

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In 2017, the City of Bremen commissioned the Berlin Institute to carry out an impact analysis of shared mobility in Bremen as part of the SHARE-North project. Results of the study are now available in German (with an English language version currently being produced). 

By Gabor Heves / Updated: 22 May 2018

Regional Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning for Functional Urban Areas: Improving Capacities to Lower CO2 Emissions

This workshop targets mobility planners (primarily regional authorities, city planners and public transport companies) with a view to exchanging knowledge and experience about integrated low-carbon mobility planning. It will raise participants’ capacities to set-up coordinated management structures in functional urban areas. Ultimately, through improved coordination, mobility planning and deployment of innovative technology, this workshop will contribute to emission and congestion reduction in Central Europe’s functional urban areas.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 14 May 2018

Violeta Bulc's opening speech at the 2018 European SUMP conference

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The European Commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, opened this year’s SUMP conference on ‘Planning for multimodal cities’. Speaking via a video message, Bulc welcomed the attendees to Nicosia describing the conference as ‘maybe the most important annual conference on European urban mobility’.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 08 May 2018

The Future of Transportation World Conference

The Future of Transportation is a study and conference on the subject of 'What Next'. The conference will bring together world transportation leaders from automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, transportation authorities and city planners, rail and public transportation technology firms and operators along with inventors of new and disruptive global mobility solutions, all with the common goal of devising better solutions for the increasingly demanding challenge of providing safe, efficient, sustainable transportation for the world in 2030 and beyond.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 01 May 2018

24th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment

The International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment has been successfully reconvened for nearly 25 years, always attracting a wide international spread of delegates. It is well-established as the premier event of its type.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Urban Mobility Index ranks 100 global cities

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Arthur D Little recently released their Future of mobility 3.0 report, which considers recent societal and technological trends alongside new mobility solutions. The report also updates the Arthur D Little’s Urban Mobility Index, increasing the scope of the index to 100 cities and expanding the assessment criteria. The index scores cities using 27 indicators to assess mobility in urban areas according to ‘maturity’, ‘innovativeness’ and ‘performance’.

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By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Shared mobility enabling MaaS in Milan’s SUMP

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The city of Milan has just adopted its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan after 3.5 years of preparation. The process involved several public consultations under the supervision of a Scientific Steering Committee. The SUMP is based on an appropriate Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and a Cost Benefit Analysis. The Plan aims at reshaping Milan’s overall mobility over the next 10 years, redefining the boundaries of the metropolitan city and serving large suburban areas.

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By Sabine Herms / Updated: 20 Mar 2018