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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.


By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Interreg Europe call for projects open until 22 June 2018



Interreg Europe has launched its fourth call for proposals for projects, which will be open until 22 June 2018. The call is open to interregional cooperation projects that target the promotion of sustainable multi-modal urban mobility and relevant adaptation measures. Interreg Europe will co-finance up to 85% of project activities depending on the legal status of the project partner(s) involved.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Impact Analysis of Car-Sharing Services and User Behaviour Delivers Interesting Findings in Bremen



In 2017, the City of Bremen commissioned the Berlin Institute to carry out an impact analysis of shared mobility in Bremen as part of the SHARE-North project. Results of the study are now available in German (with an English language version currently being produced). 

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 05 Jun 2018

Wuppertal Institute scores 13 cities: Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Oslo rank highest



In a recent report, the Wuppertal Institute compared 13 European cities, based on their performance in urban mobility.

Based on 21 indicators, the Institute assessed the cities on public transport, active mobility, road safety, air quality and mobility management.

The report ‘Living. Moving. Breathing’ covers Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Moscow, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Zurich. The Danish capital Copenhagen came out on top. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 May 2018

New CIVITAS SUMPs-Up report - “Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan”


CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has launched a new report entitled “Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan”.

It provides city planners with guidance on what to include in their action plans in terms of responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

Alongside this, it contains good examples of action plan documents and templates, alongside a user manual.

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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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility


The Juncker Commission is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe's transport system. With the new initiatives that were published 17 May 2018, the Commission aims to ensure a smooth transition towards a mobility system which is safe, clean and connected & automated, while supporting the competitiveness of the EU industry.

The latest package consists of:

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 22 May 2018

From data to policy: New approaches for data-driven and smart road safety policies in cities and regions

The event discusses how innovation in road safety can make cities safer. It takes place at the 2018 ITF Summit side event on 23 May from 9.00-10.30h.

Download the programme and list of speakers.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 16 May 2018

CREATE final conference


Cities are recognising that their success and their citizens’ well-being depend on reducing road traffic dominance and limiting the impacts of traffic congestion – CREATEing an inspiring, liveable and flourishing city, with easy access to the things that are important to people.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 14 May 2018

Violeta Bulc's opening speech at the 2018 European SUMP conference


The European Commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc, opened this year’s SUMP conference on ‘Planning for multimodal cities’. Speaking via a video message, Bulc welcomed the attendees to Nicosia describing the conference as ‘maybe the most important annual conference on European urban mobility’.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 21 May 2018