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Effective policies and measures require the involvement and ownership of stakeholders, including the wider public. A strategy that includes the public and stakeholders can help cities undertake effective reviews and host discussions that can strengthen urban mobility plans and enable greater chances of success.

 
By News Editor / Updated: 17 Oct 2017

Apply now for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2017!

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The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award is presented to the local authority judged to have done the most to raise awareness of sustainable mobility during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September). To apply, local authorities must have implemented the three criteria and signed the Charter.

For the first time, the Award will be presented in two categories: one for municipalities with a population of over 50,000 and one for municipalities with a population under 50,000.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 17 Oct 2017

Apply now for 6th SUMP Award - Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning

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Cities and regions are invited to apply for the sixth SUMP Award - Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning.

The Award recognises local authorities that have developed a Mobility Plan that satisfies the diverse transport needs of people and businesses, whilst improving the quality of life for all.

Each year, the award highlights a different aspect of mobility planning. The theme of this year's SUMP Award is "Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning".

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2017

A Cycling Kilometric Allowance in France

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In 2017, France launched a new action plan dedicated to active travel (walking and cycling). Part of this was a Cycling Kilometric Allowance for commuters cycling to work.

Those using their own bike receive €0.25 per kilometre cycled and up to €200 annually. This amount is exempt from both companies' social security contributions and taxes (the allowance was first trialled with private companies).

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By Renske Martijnse / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

How a SUMP helped the development of a SULP in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands)

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In addition to developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, ‘s-Hertogenbosch is updating its Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (SULP) to incorporate its inner city. By improving and expanding existing logistics measures, the city will create “multi-solution measures” based on a community approach.

Using this approach, policy targets can be combined and support and commitment from stakeholders maximised. Five measures have already been elaborated and a roadmap is in place to gain the necessary political approval for the SULP.

By rswa178 / Updated: 11 Oct 2017

Berlin public transport operator to employ refugees as bus drivers (Germany)

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A project by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berlin's public transport operator, will soon see 16 refugees employed as bus drivers in the German capital.

To secure a place in the project, participants had to meet strict requirements: they needed a bus driver’s license, good German language skills, and a residency permit.

By News Editor / Updated: 10 Oct 2017

StreetMix

Streetmix is an open-source, interactive tool which can be used to design streets and street networks.

It visualises the street design process and can be used by urban planners to design sustainable urban environments.

It also allows the public to become involved in the street design process, making it an effective means of public stakeholder engagement.

Users can share the street networks they create with others on social media.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Sep 2017

Bristol (UK): how public health specialists can change transport planning

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To improve the health of its residents and initiate the changes required to do so, NHS Bristol employed a number of public health experts and developed the influencing skills of such staff at various levels of local government through co-located posts.

Since their appointment in 2008 by NHS Bristol and Bristol City Council's (BCC) Director of Public Health, the expert in public health and transport planning has helped ingrain a public health perspective into urban transport planning, leading to substantial positive health impacts.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017

Rome's residents encouraged to contribute to Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (Italy)

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Rome's residents have been encouraged to have their say in the Italian capital's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) through a newly created portal, which was launched on 18 September.

To submit their proposal, members of the public need only complete a simple registration form. This can then be shared online afterwards.

By Mobility Academy / Updated: 14 Sep 2017

wocomoco 2017

On 18, 19 and 20 October 2017, the Swiss Mobility Academy will be hosting it’s 5th World Collaborative Mobility Congress – "wocomoco" – in Berlin, Germany. Key players from all over the globe gather here to exchange their views and present their latest innovations in the thriving markets of car-, ride- and bike-sharing.

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Aug 2017

Connecting Europe Conference 2017

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of the Republic of Estonia, have the pleasure to invite you to the Connecting Europe Conference taking place in Tallinn at the Nordea Concert Hall on 21-22 September 2017.