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Traffic and demand management refers to measures such as parking management, reallocating urban space in favour of sustainable modes of transport (including shared space), access controls, road pricing, and traffic signal control strategies.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

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Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

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 Claus Köllinger / Updated: 19 Nov 2018

Vienna's 'school street' project could be extended

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Vienna’s pilot project on banning cars at the start of the school day (see related ELTIS News) has ended and has turned out to be a success. In the course of the pilot, Vienna closed the access road to the “Vereinsgasse” primary school in the Leopoldstadt district of the city to cars and other motorised vehicles at the start of the school day, i.e. between 7.45 and 8.15.

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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 Carlotta / Updated: 19 Nov 2018

Co-transformation of public space for more people-oriented neighbourhoods

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Within the framework of the Horizon2020 METAMORPHOSIS project, the municipality of Merano/Meran decided to engage children and local inhabitants in several participatory workshops to co-create possible solutions for more people-oriented public space. Children are considered as key actor to build sustainable cities and for this reason are directly involved in each phase of the project.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 31 Oct 2018

Madrid cuts speed limit and announces new rules on roads

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Last week the new Sustainable Mobility Ordinance came into force in the City of Madrid, promoted by the City Council. The measure aims to regulate new forms of urban and shared mobility for the first time, simultaneously promoting public transport use and the safety of pedestrians and people with reduced mobility.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 22 Oct 2018

Traffic lights ‘talk’ with cars in North Holland pilot

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The region of North Holland has run the first pilot project of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Netherlands.

The cars were connected with each other and with intelligent traffic lights. The intelligent traffic lights were able to monitor the traffic, anticipate traffic levels and to communicate with oncoming vehicles. They were also able to inform the cars of the time remaining before the lights turned green or red and to stay green longer if this helped to improve the flow.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 17 Sep 2018

Copenhagen uses short car-free sections to encourage cycling

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Experience in the Danish capital Copenhagen, suggests that preventing motorised traffic from using short sections of a major thoroughfare enhances the use of the route by cyclists. This is the result of the implementation of so-called 'filtered permeability' on two sections of Nørrebrogade, in central Copenhagen.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Sep 2018

MAVEN Workshop: Urban traffic management in an automated transport system

On 24 October, Managing Automated Vehicles Enhances Network (MAVEN) is running a workshop on the impact of automated vehicles on traffic management. 

The workshop aims to:

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

London tests access restrictions allowing ultra low emission vehicles only

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The City of London clearly faces air pollution problems. Recently, it has announced a number of initiatives to tackle the challenge, including the Ultra Low Emission Zone. Now, London has taken another step and announced tests to restrict access to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) only. The announcement fits well with London’s air pollution mitigation actions and a change to on-street parking charges has been introduced which makes use of different charges for vehicles with lower emitting cars paying less whilst levying a higher parking charge on more polluting vehicles.