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Mobility management refers to the promotion of sustainable transport. At the core of mobility management are 'soft' awareness-raising measures like information, communication and marketing campaigns. Mobility management measures do not necessarily require large financial investments and may provide cities with good value for money.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 12 Jul 2018

Citytech 13 - 14 September, 2018

Citytech focuses on modern and future cities with the aim of identifying innovative and effective proposals which may contribute to improving quality of life.

The event consists of a CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION programme, designed on the current most innovative topics of the mobility field, which will give to the participants the opportunity to listen to the speeches of some of the major representatives of the sector, to participate to the debates, to expose and see some of the most innovative solutions with their own eyes.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 28 Jun 2018

Transport As a Service Technology Conference 2018

Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) Technology Conference is a new two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and TaaS industry and it will take place on 9 - 10 July, 2018 at The Slate, Coventry, UK.

The TaaS Technology Conference will bring together international experts for two days of in-depth discussions and exhibits focused on the opportunities and challenges of a mobility future that leverages CAVs and TaaS technologies.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM)

The 23rd edition of the European Conference on Mobility Management will be held in Edinburgh between 29th - 31st May 2019.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Final report on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport


"Pilot project study on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport" carried out by CENIT and Prognos as part of a consortium led by COWI was commissioned by DG MOVE.  The Final report is available from EUROPA in the EU Bookshop under the Transport Policy theme.  The report abstract states that;

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Livingston County in Scotland kicks-off transportation planning website



Online information portals on travel options are becoming more and more popular. Livingston County in Scotland has now started the rural version of its new mobility management website targeted at individuals as well as services that are planning trips or giving advice on behalf of others.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

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


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 Claus Köllinger / Updated: 05 Jun 2018

Scotland embracing the future of travel by MaaS


After a six-month trial period, the MaaS solution of NaviGoGo travel planning turned out to be a success. NaviGoGo was tested in Dundee and North East Fife and was aimed at young people from 16-25 years of age - who were also given a role in the design of the service.  The MaaS service allowed planning, booking and payment of different transport services all using one single interface for a seamless travel experience in the region. The trial phase included 98 participants and saw more than 2,000 journeys planned and performed.

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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 01 Jun 2018

Sweden encourages urban ‘mobilists’ to switch to sustainable modes of transport



If Sweden wants to reach its climate targets for 2030, every third car must be removed from its major cities, according to the Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket. A move to other modes of transport is also needed because of the large amounts of urban space that cars occupy when driving or when parked.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 28 May 2018

Oslo experiments with car free ‘heart zones’ around schools



The City of Oslo has begun an experiment with a ‘heart zone’, which are car-free zones around schools. Elsewhere in Norway, the concept of ‘Hjertesoner’ is already commonplace.

A heart zone is a car free zone around a school where it is not permitted to drop off or pick up pupils by car. Stop and pick-up places are located outside of such a zone. The measure is meant to make school areas safer and less chaotic.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 29 May 2018

Ukraine bans parking on pavements and along roads


The Ukraine is taking a step to improve pedestrian safety in the light of conflicts arising from car parking. During a recent update to the state building code (GOS) by the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services. The new code no longer permits the provision of parking lots for temporary storage on pavements and along the side of roads. It refers to the section “Streets and roads on settlements” which is entirely dedicated to setting requirements for the layout and construction of streets and roads in urban and rural settlements.

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