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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.

 

 
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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 rswa178 / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Call launched for cities to join next round of SUMPs-Up learning programme

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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has opened a call for cities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme (SLP). This will focus on SUMP implementation, financing and procurement. The application deadline is 12.00 CET on 11 January 2019.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 03 Dec 2018

Vienna produces guidelines for e-scooter sharing services

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Having experienced the challenges with the roll out of free-floating bike sharing services, Vienna is now having to deal with a new mobility sharing service: e-scooter sharing services, including free-floating services that do not make use of any fixed infrastructure. As with shared bicycles, shared e-scooters use the streets and cycle networks of Vienna and are parked on pavements.

By Yannick Bousse / Updated: 05 Dec 2018

Launch Event: GECKO - Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems

The GECKO consortium is pleased to announce the Launch Event of the Horizon 2020 funded project Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems on Monday 10 December 2018 (15:00-17:30) at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 19 Nov 2018

ITF: Multi-sector effort needed to decarbonise urban passenger transport

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Urban passenger transport should become autonomous, shared and electric in order to bring down carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, says the International Transport Forum (ITF). But above all, multiple policy sectors need to be involved. The OECD-affiliated think tank asked 36 experts about their views on the decarbonisation of urban passenger transport. Their key points are listed in the report Policy priorities for decarbonising urban passenger transport.

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 Hannah Figg / Updated: 13 Nov 2018

A Bus Safety Standard to be introduced in London on all new vehicles by 2024

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The red, double-decker London bus is a well-known feature of the United Kingdom's capital city. It is estimated that around 6.5 million passengers are transported every day on London buses, and they are a vital service for the old, young, disabled and lower-income London residents.

A new Bus Safety Standard, which details bus safety requirements that all bus operators will need to endorse up to 2024, has been published by TfL (London Transport Authority) and comes as part of an approach to reach zero deaths on or by a bus in London by 2030.

By rswa178 / Updated: 28 Nov 2018

Breakfast at Sustainability's: SUMP 2.0 - Reshaping the EU SUMP Guidelines

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project is hosting an event on 12 December 2018, 09.15 - 13.00, in Brussels (Belgium), as part of the ongoing process to revise the EU SUMP Guidelines.

For local, national and European level officials working on SUMPs, this represents a prime opportunity to contribute to the next generation of the EU SUMP Guidelines and help shape EU mobility policy.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 05 Nov 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 07 Nov 2018

Dutch road traffic faces 35% increase in travel time by 2023

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Recent forecasts from the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis have predicted significantly longer travel times for road traffic due to congestion. In five years, travel times for car traffic is expected to go up by roughly one third. Increased road capacity will not be able to accommodate the growth of traffic.