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Urban mobility measures should be monitored and evaluated to understand how they work and perform. This helps cities identify problems and areas for improvement, and record elements that have been a success.

A good monitoring and evaluation system will inform project reports and provide useful data to stakeholders on the urban mobility situation in their city.

 
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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Oct 2018

Turkey’s participation in EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018

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The Union of Municipalities of Turkey were appointed as the National Coordinator of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (EMW) in Turkey for 2018 and received support from the EU Delegation in their efforts to increase awareness and participation in events and activities. The efforts paid off, with 92 registered actions across 26 Turkish cities who participated this year, compared to 7 cities in 2017 and only 1 city in 2016.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 10 Oct 2018

Brussels car-free day saw an 80 % decrease in black carbon

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The Brussels capital region is free of cars – well, it was for one day at least... The city took the opportunity of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK to have its car-free Sunday on 16 September 2018 and closed the entire Brussels region to individual motorised transport between with 9.30 am to 7.00 pm. There were exceptions, but only for taxis, buses, police, emergency vehicles and persons with a special permit – and these still had to respect a city-wide speed limit of 30 km/h.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Sep 2018

Air quality in Ghent improves thanks to new circulation plan

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The City of Ghent has released the first air quality figures since they established a new circulation plan and the figures, delivered by the Flanders Environment Agency VVM show significant improvements. VVM measured NO2 on 20 points in Ghent before and after April 2017.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 28 Aug 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 30 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018: Experience Europe's Inclusive and Multimodal Mobility Future

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The importance of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear - mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is crucial that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. Yet how can this be accomplished?

Under the banner of "Mobility for U and Me", this year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will gather hundreds of policymakers, city representatives, academics, and practitioners in Umeå, Sweden, from 19-21 September to debate this critical question. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Local decision makers: join the CIVITAS Politicians' Forum to exchange on urban mobility with peers

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Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum being held at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September 2018, the meeting will gather senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Panel discussions and conversation tables give delegates the chance to interact and exchange experiences with fellow politicians on this year's meeting topic - “Citizens' involvement, urban mobility, and politics”.

By rswa178 / Updated: 30 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018

This year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden. The 16th edition of Europe's premier sustainable mobility event will bring together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.

By Fred Dotter / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

CIVITAS PROSPERITY: SUMP National Training event gets Hungarian cities engaged in sustainable transportation planning

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From 04-07 June the city of Szeged hosted the SUMP National Training for Hungarian cities in the CIVITAS PROSPERITY project. Participants were able to gain a complete understanding of sustainable mobility planning, long run achievements and could question experts from countries and cities with greater experience in sustainable mobility planning.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

1st Meeting of the Cities of Free Transport

More and more cities in Europe have taken the decision to provide free public transport for residents - or are currently trialling such a scheme. 

This meeting in Dunkirk on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September 2018, offers a focal point for city municipalities and all stakeholders with an interest in the initiatives.

With a range of speakers from European cities - and further afield, the meeting presents an opportunity to network and share experiences.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 10 Jul 2018

New research reveals UK motorists underestimate benefits of electric driving

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New research published recently by Go Ultra Low has revealed that there is confusion amongst the British public when it comes to pure electric cars, with many unaware of the benefits around performance, charging and cost.