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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.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Great awards for great cities: does your city have what it takes?

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The European Commission recognises cities that take bold measures to tackle environmental and social challenges with City Awards.  

These prestigious awards promote and reward the efforts that individual cities make in a wide range of areas from fair and ethical trade, accessibility, environmental sustainability and transport, tourism, to innovation and tackling cultural challenges.

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.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Apr 2018

“Dial-a-bus” meets “Mobility 4.0”

The first dial-a-bus service in Germany was launched in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance 40 years ago. It was the only one with a fully flexible operation in Germany. Since 1977/78, flexible services have been established in various forms. Today, they are reaching their next level of development: called “Shared Mobility” or “Pooling-on-Demand”. For this reason, the Nahverkehrsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg (NVBW) is going to celebrate the 40th anniversary and invites you to come to Friedrichshafen. 

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 21 Mar 2018

European Mobility Week co-organised by DG MOVE

European Mobility Week is DG MOVE's flagship annual campaign, taking place from 16th-22nd September every year. More than 2000 cities organise events for the promotion of sustainable urban mobility in Europe and beyond:

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 20 Mar 2018
By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Terrassa Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan 2016-2021

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The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elderly and disabled people.

By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Approved the new SUMP in Terrassa

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The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elders and the disabled people.

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By News Editor / Updated: 17 Sep 2017

New multimodal interchange opens in Bolton (UK)

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A new £48m multimodal interchange has opened in the town of Bolton in north-west England, replacing the town’s old bus station.

The modern facility links to the town’s railway station by means of a ‘Skylink’ bridge, making transfers between the two modes of transport easy.  

A ‘Skylink’ bridge between the new interchange and the town’s railway station makes transfers between the two modes of transport easy.

The local council and regional transport authority, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), were responsible for the project.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Sep 2017

Google ups efforts to map wheelchair accessibility

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Google is seeking to make its Maps feature more useful for people with reduced mobility. Whilst it is already indicated if a location is wheelchair accessible, Google is now seeking to crowdsource data from its 30 million Local Guides found worldwide in an attempt to add more accessibility-related data.

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Smart Urban Mobility solutions: bridging the gap

Join our discussion on how to bridge the gap between supply and demand for smart urban mobility solutions in Amsterdam on 27 September.

Speakers from BMW Startup Garage, Rotterdam Mobility Lab, and Mastercard will share what they look at when investing in or trialling new services.