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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 Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

Stockholm: Achieving sustainable mobility using urban vehicle access regulations

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Stockholm is recognised as a pioneer of using urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs) to reduce congestion, improve air quality and promote alternative transport modes within the city centre. The city ranked second worldwide in the Urban Mobility Index presented in the Arthur D Little Future of Mobility report 3.0, which was published in April 2018. Stockholm scored 57.1% compared with the worldwide average of 42.3% and was very close to the first-place city, Singapore, which achieved 59.3%.

By rswa178 / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Draft programme released for CIVITAS Forum 2018

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The draft programme for the 2018 CIVITAS Forum Conference has been published!

Spanning three days, this year’s programme features over 25 parallel sessions. These are split into two types, namely thematic and take-up transfer sessions.

Thematic sessions focus on the most urgent current mobility topics and provide participants with the opportunity to discover and discuss outstanding examples of work across and beyond the CIVITAS Initiative.

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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.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 10 Jul 2018

The UK's largest cycling and walking network to be created in Manchester

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Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, has unveiled an innovative new plan to create a city-region-wide cycling and walking network made up of more than 1,000 miles of routes, including 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes.

The ‘Beelines’ network will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK and has been developed with all 10 Greater Manchester local authorities.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 18 Jun 2018

London's Oxford Street pedestrianisation scrapped at final hour

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Westminster Council, the local authority responsible for central London, has cancelled plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street, one of the capital's main shopping streets. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called the decision a “betrayal”.

By rswa178 / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2018 - Europe's top sustainable urban mobility prizes

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Applications are now open for this year's CIVITAS Awards! Towns and cities - submit your entries by 13 July 2018 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Manchester SUMP: a user centric and ambitious approach setting the path for the next 20 years

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The Transport Strategy 2040, from Greater Manchester (GM) Authority sets a mutually supportive transport and spatial policy framework to effectively accommodate growth to 2040, to meet GM’s aims of economic and social policy. GM’s Transport Vision strives for world-class connections that are not an end unto themselves, but a means to achieve wider policy goals of long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Birmingham to host world's first zero emission vehicle summit

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A summit to bring together policy makers, industry experts and stakeholders from across the world in an effort to tackle carbon emissions and find ways to improve air quality will take place in Birmingham in September of this year. 

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

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

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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 Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 29 May 2018

Collective bike rides in Greece to raise awareness on urban mobility and SUMPs

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On 13th May thousands of people and cyclists participated in a collective bike ride in Athens and 26 Greek other cities, along with associations of pedestrians. The aim of the event was to remind public authorities of the need to make Greek cities friendlier, safer, more eco-friendly and inclusive places to live.  The event hoped to concentrate focus on the most vulnerable categories of people, who are (in the context of transport), pedestrians, cyclists and people with reduced mobility.