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Appraisals of urban mobility schemes are crucial to assess the expected benefits of particular schemes, determine their suitability to meet policy objectives and to prioritise them.

 
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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

Review of Variable Message Signs for Cyclists in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen continues to act as a pioneer for safe, accessible and innovative cycling networks.  

A year ago, Copenhagen introduced Variable Message Signs (VMS) for cyclists, offering real-time data on congestion and disruptions in surrounding transport networks.

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Politicians' Forum 2018

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

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

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 Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

URBACT City Festival

URBACT enables cities to work together to develop new and sustainable solutions to major urban challenges, through networking, sharing knowledge, and building capacities for urban practitioners. It is funded by the European Union Development Fund and EU Partner and Member States since 2002.

Europe’s cities are invited to come to Lisbon, Portugal on 13-14 September for the 2018 edition of the URBACT City Festival. Celebrating cities as actors of change in Europe, URBACT’s Festival is open to all EU city representatives. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

Application deadline extended for two CIVITAS Awards 2018 prizes

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The application deadline has been extended for two categories of the CIVITAS Awards 2018 to 31 July 2018.

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning can lead to a town or city achieving Europe-wide exposure for its work and become a role model that inspires others.

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 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 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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