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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 News Editor / Updated: 22 Mar 2016

Turku bus-card campaign exceeds target (Finland)


A campaign by the Finnish city of Turku to try and get drivers to give up their cars and hop onto a bus has surpassed initial expectations, the city says.

Since the beginning of February car drivers could apply for a free bus travelcard with €20-worth of travel.

The city expected around 1 000 people to register for the offer. However, last month at least 5 000 signed up.

Turku’s director of public transport, Sirpa Korte, says that there are indications that now the number of cards issued with the top-up has reached nearly 10 000.

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By Anne Vicenzotti / Updated: 05 Sep 2016

Bike2work project: bike call for proposals for companies in Nantes (France)


Nantes Métropole is involved in the Bike2Work project (2014-2017), whose objective is to promote commuting trips by bike by raising simultaneous awareness among employees and employers. In this context and in parallel to hosting Velocity and organising the year of cycling in 2015, the Métropole has tested a new version of call for proposals targeted at companies to support initiatives facilitating the use of bikes for for commuting trips.

By News Editor / Updated: 21 Mar 2016

Malta encourages students to use public transport


Malta’s transport regulatory authority is to subsidise student travelcards by 50 per cent to encourage university students to ditch their cars and use public transport.

Transport Malta together with the the Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU) have launched a fund worth €10 000 that will pay for half of a student’s tallinja travelcard until the end of June 2016 (the conclusion of the current semester).

The maximum a student can be charged on their tallinja card in a month is €21.

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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 16 Mar 2016

Finalists for European sustainable urban mobility awards announced


The European Commission has announced the names of the finalists for the 2015 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and SUMP Awards.

The awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony on 20 April 2016 in Brussels (Belgium) with Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella in attendance.

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award honours the local authorities who promote the shift towards more sustainable means of transport exceptionally well.

By Sarah Martens / Updated: 20 May 2016

CIVITAS Summer Course

Sustainable urban

By stefanlundh / Updated: 05 Sep 2016
By Lucia Cristea / Updated: 11 Mar 2016

Webinar: Overcoming barriers to car-pooling

The CHUMS project is hosting a webinar aiming at debunking myths about car-pooling and means to overcome real or perceived barriers in implementing a car-pooling scheme.

By Fred Dotter / Updated: 16 Mar 2016

Three new editions of CIVITAS Insights released


The seventh, eighth and ninth edition of the CIVITAS Insights have been released, providing an overview on a range of CIVITAS topics.

These three further editions of the CIVITAS Insights, a series of 25 publications being developed under the CIVITAS CAPITAL project, are now available for download.

CIVITAS Insights are compact publications that offer an overview on a certain topic, what has been done in CIVITAS cities in the past and other projects and initiatives, what could be learned from those experiences, and what the outlook in the future is.

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By Gabor Heves / Updated: 10 Mar 2016

SmartMove training seminar on rural mobility marketing

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By News Editor / Updated: 02 Mar 2016

Dutch EU presidency to launch cycling campaign


The new holder of the presidency of the Council of the EU, the Netherlands, has announced that it will launch a campaign to promote cycling across Europe.

This follows on from the declaration on cycling as a climate-friendly mode of transport by EU transport ministers, adopted during the period of the previous presidency held by Luxembourg.

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