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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 Teije Gorris / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

Valletta: securing political and stakeholder commitment for a SUMP (Malta)

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In recent years, mobility patterns in Malta - especially in the Valletta region - have changed significantly. This is due to various reasons: public transport redevelopment; rising employment; an improved economy; and the increase in (predominantly car-oriented) personal mobility.

A SUMP is being developed for Valletta - Malta's capital city - and the surrounding region in order to encourage a shift towards sustainable mobility.  

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Sep 2017

Coming soon: an app for choosing the optimum green transport route (EU)

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A new platform funded by the LIFE programme, the European Commission’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, will allow its users to choose travel routes based upon their environmental impact.  The main aim of Green Your Move (GYM) is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage users to take energy-efficient transport.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Sep 2017

New multimodal interchange opens in Bolton (UK)

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A new £48m multimodal interchange has opened in the town of Bolton in north-west England, replacing the town’s old bus station.

The modern facility links to the town’s railway station by means of a ‘Skylink’ bridge, making transfers between the two modes of transport easy.  

A ‘Skylink’ bridge between the new interchange and the town’s railway station makes transfers between the two modes of transport easy.

The local council and regional transport authority, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), were responsible for the project.

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By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 22 Sep 2017

Smart Urban Mobility solutions: bridging the gap

Join our discussion on how to bridge the gap between supply and demand for smart urban mobility solutions in Amsterdam on 27 September.

Speakers from BMW Startup Garage, Rotterdam Mobility Lab, and Mastercard will share what they look at when investing in or trialling new services.

By Sean Carroll / Updated: 31 Aug 2017

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK encourages citizens to get out from behind the windscreen

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is a chance for citizens and policy makers to try out new forms of mobility, and to see the benefits of opting for more sustainable forms of transport. Citizens are invited to try alternatives to car use and see first-hand how cleaner mobility can benefit them in terms of health, finances, and quality of life, in addition to improving the environment.

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By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 04 Sep 2017

The campaign getting the residents of Terrassa walking (Spain)

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The City Council in the Spanish city of Terrasa has recently launched an innovative campaign that aims to get its residents walking. Entitled “Step by step”, it is one of a number of measures designed to encourage a shift towards more active modes of travel. It is forms part of the town’s Urban Mobility Plan for 2016-2021, which was approved in June of this year.

By Pasquale Cancellara / Updated: 19 Jul 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 13 Jul 2017

Public transport in the Wielkopolska region to be transformed (Poland)

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The public transport network in the Wielkopolska region of Poland is set to receive massive investment, with a substantial part of funding coming from the EU. The main beneficiaries will be the cities of Konin and Leszno and the areas surrounding them.

Konin will buy eight low-emission buses, build 8.4 km of bicycle lanes, create bike and ride interchanges with public transport stops, and put up electronic information boards. An urban bike-sharing system will also be created, with 100 bikes available to rent at 11 stations.

By News Editor / Updated: 28 Jun 2017

Public transport in Pomerania gets a push (Poland)

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Over 169 million zloty (39 million Euros) is being invested into public transport initiatives in the Pomerania region of Poland. A subsidy for just under half that amount is being provided by the EU.

The efficiency and availability of public transport across the region will be improved by easing access at various transport junctions and interchanges. New or redesigned transport hubs will integrate multiple modes of transport and allow for simple transfers between them. The routes of trams, buses, and local and regional trains will come together far more as a result.

Terrassa "Step by Step" Map, which displays different walking trips, showing the distances between 32 points of the city of Terrassa and the approximate travel time to connect them.

The Terrassa City Council has launched a campaign which aims to encourage people to walk within the city by highlighting the benefits that this activity entails for citizens, especially with regard to health. The Deputy Mayor for the Environment and Sustainability, Marc Armengol, and the councillor of Health, Maruja Rambla, presented the campaign "Step by Step" last week at the downtown, with the slogan "In Terrassa, on foot. Fast and healthy”.

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