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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.

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By fabiotomasi / Updated: 15 Jan 2019

Managing mobility in cities that are cruise ship destinations - introducing 14 modular packages

The cruise industry is expected to grow steadily in the coming years, exceeding 25 million passengers worldwide. Destinations are, however, faced with seemingly conflicting needs: increasing cruise-related profits, while preserving natural and cultural resources, essential for the attractiveness of destinations. These natural and cultural resources are at risk of being gradually consumed and polluted by the cruise industry if no change is proposed and jointly encouraged.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 09 Jan 2019

Apply to join CIVITAS peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility by 21 January 2019

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As part of the CIVITAS Initiative, a broad range of peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility are set to take place in Europe and beyond in 2019. The call to join these is now open, with interested city representatives particularly encouraged to apply.

Hosted throughout the year, these practice-oriented learning activities enable participants to learn from cities engaging in pioneering transport initiatives and gain direct insight into how they are managing the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

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BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 15 Jan 2019

Aarhus encourages residents to trial alternative means of commuting

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From 2014 to 2017, the City of Aarhus in Denmark ran the Smart Mobility project, which consisted of 22 mobility management pilot projects. The pilots developed, tested and evaluated different ‘soft measures’ and their impact on commuting behaviour. Their evaluation has delivered a wealth of knowledge and expertise on how to influence people to commute differently.

By rutgerhuybrechts / Updated: 20 Dec 2018

European Road Safety Summer School 2019

Are you a professional dealing with road safety and mobility issues? Do you want to expand your expertise in this field and learn from other countries?

Road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. Only urgent measures will reduce the 500 deaths that occur on EU roads every week. The Safe System approach is internationally considered to be best practice in road safety and in the European Road Safety Summer School, we advise you on how to successfully implement this strategy in your country or region.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

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Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Dec 2018

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is Europe's leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers, local authorities, urban transport planners, academics, NGOs and other mobility professionals. The event offers opportunities to network, debate key issues and to exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. 

The 6th edition will take place on 17 and 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 28 Nov 2018

Extended pedestrianisation plans for Paris

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Paris Mayor Anna Hidalgo has called for the city’s historic centre to be closed for traffic every Sunday from the end of 2019. Starting in autumn 2018, much of the city centre already becomes exclusively pedestrianised for one Sunday of every month. The plans presented by the Mayor detail wide-ranging measures in four of Paris’ inner-city districts to cut of car traffic. Well known and instantly recognisable tourist attractions such as the Louvre or the cathedral of Notre Dame are within the area included in the plans.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 21 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 ENGIM PIEMONTE / Updated: 19 Nov 2018

STREET Sustainable Transport Education for Environment and Tourism

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This is the final video of the Street Project: the project aimed at defining a new professional profile, Expert for Sustainable Mobility and Tourism (ESMT) focused on two main fields: alternative mobility and sustainable tourism, which are opportunities for economic growth, local development and employment, also according to the new EU policies.

With the view to promoting the use of digital training, the partners created a Platform with open educational Resources on the project website, where two online courses have been set up.