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Planners, policy makers and transport providers need to ensure accessibility for passengers with specific needs such as people with disabilities or senior citizens. This may include measures to ensure the accessibility of public transport or specific services such as 'dial-a-ride' schemes.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 17 Dec 2018

Breda wins 2019 Access City Award for making the city more accessible to citizens with disabilities

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The 2019 Access City Award goes to the city of Breda, in the Netherlands, for continuously making improvements to make life easier for people with disabilities.

The award was handed out this morning at the Access City Award Ceremony, taking place in Brussels. Breda is a source of inspiration for cities in Europe and beyond, which encounter similar challenges.

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 Fiona Twisse / Updated: 03 Jan 2019

Accessible Europe: Cities pioneering transport for people with reduced mobility

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In recognition of their duty to enable all residents and visitors to enjoy historic wonder and cultural heritage to its fullest potential, several European cities have made a concerted effort to champion accessibility for those with reduced mobility. The cities of Chester (UK), Viborg (Denmark) and Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) have all taken noticeable steps in recent years to pioneer accessibility and have since been awarded for their triumphs with the Access City Awards, an EU initiative celebrating equal access cities.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 13 Nov 2018

Switzerland adopts EU Regulation and requires electric vehicles to make noise

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Electric cars in Switzerland will be required to make an artificial noise. The aim of the measure is to improve safety for pedestrians, especially the visually impaired.

Switzerland implemented this measure by adopting an EU regulation (Regulation EU No 540/2014). This requires that, by July 2019, all new models of electric, fuel cell and hybrid cars are equipped with an acoustic alert system that generates “engine noises”. The measure will apply to all new electric, hybrid and fuel cell cars by 2021.

By Carlos Gómez / Updated: 01 Nov 2018

Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress

This is the first edition of an international event that aims to lead a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the cities of the 21st century.

More than 40 speakers are expected to participate, who will address the main strategic aspects for the construction and consolidation of sustainable urban mobility systems, around three thematic axes:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Nov 2018

European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

The European Commission and the European Disability Forum are recognising the European Day of Persons with Disabilities, through promoting awareness of the issues people with disabilities face on a daily basis.

The event will involve policy-makers, government officials, experts and self-advocates, to enable a productive discussion of upcoming projects for improving policies for people with disabilities. 

The Conference will enable participants to potentially contribute towards the shaping of the next European Disability Strategy and its implementation.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 08 Oct 2018

TUCTE 18: Towards User-centric Transport in Europe

Enabling seamless and sustainable mobility for all​

Increasingly, social and environmental trends are posing new challenges to the transport sector in Europe. This paradigm shift in mobility and transport calls for disruptive technologies and multimodal solutions.

Mobility4EU established a Vision and Action plan for the future of transport in Europe in 2030 based on the identification and assessment of societal challenges that will influence future transport demand.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Oct 2018
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 24 Sep 2018

New HiReach project addresses innovative mobility solutions to cope with transport poverty

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HiReach, funded under Horizon 2020 EU Programme, focuses on the development of new tools and business models to improve accessibility for difficult to reach areas - encouraging inclusive and participative mobility - and deal with the needs of potentially vulnerable social groups. The latter category within HiReach include children and young people with disabilities, low income and unemployed persons, elderly, migrants, people living in rural and deprived areas as well as other vulnerable to exclusion citizens.