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City logistics comprise the delivery and collection of goods in urban areas. Improving city logistics may address transportation methods, handling and storage of goods, management of inventory, waste and returns, as well as home delivery services.

Making this process sustainable requires efficient interfaces between long-haul transport and short-distance distribution to the final destination. It also requires efficient planning of the routes to avoid empty runs or unnecessary driving and parking. Furthermore, sustainable urban freight requires smaller, more efficient and cleaner vehicles.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Mar 2019

Fact sheets reveal innovative mobility measures in CIVITAS ECCENTRIC cities

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The full set of fact sheets chronicling the innovative mobility measures being implemented within CIVITAS ECCENTRIC are now available. The fact sheets cover the five cities involved in the project. They are Madrid (Spain); Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden); and Turku (Finland). 

The fact sheets outline key details relating to each of their respective solutions, including:

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 04 Mar 2019

Polis Annual Conference 2019

The 2019 edition of the Polis Annual Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 27-28 November 2019.

The Polis Annual Conference is Europe's leading event on sustainable urban mobility in cities and regions.

The call for exhibitors and sponsors is now open. View details here.

The call for speakers opens in March 2019 and registrations will open in June 2019.

By rswa178 / Updated: 23 Jan 2019

Deadline extended to join CIVITAS peer-exchange activities in 2019

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As part of the CIVITAS Initiative, a broad range of peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility are set to take place in Europe and beyond in 2019.

The call to join these has been extended, with interested city representatives particularly encouraged to apply.

Hosted throughout the year, these practice-oriented learning activities enable participants to learn from cities engaging in pioneering transport initiatives and gain direct insight into how they are managing the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 21 Jan 2019

E-commerce poses a challenge to reducing congestion in Brussels

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In spite of a recent decline in overall car use in Brussels in recent years, congestion in the Belgian capital is still growing. Recent numbers from Brussels Mobility show that car use dropped by 12 % (measured in passenger km) and 15 % (vehicle km) between 2012 and 2016. This is due to the Brussels-Capital Region implementing a wide range of measures to manage transport demand and to promote modal shift and sustainable transport.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

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BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

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 Ralf Tinga / Updated: 18 Dec 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

New fact sheets detail mobility innovations in five European cities

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A set of fact sheets have been launched that showcase innovative mobility measures currently being implemented in Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden), and Turku (Finland). They have been produced as part of the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 20 Mar 2019

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.

Conference programme

By Yannick Bousse / Updated: 05 Dec 2018

Launch Event: GECKO - Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems

The GECKO consortium is pleased to announce the Launch Event of the Horizon 2020 funded project Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems on Monday 10 December 2018 (15:00-17:30) at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium.