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Good planning helps choosing and designing the right measures, or packages of measures, for a city’s particular transport context, and getting them off the ground.

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life - can play a big role in this regard. To discover more about these plans, visit the dedicated Mobility Plans section on Eltis.

By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 11 Dec 2014

Bristol invites public to imagine, and then decide on, the future of their city

There is no one path to realising more sustainable mobility, as evident by the wide-variety of transport measures on offer that can lower emissions, reduce pollution and create greener urban areas. But with limited budgets and the knowledge that infrastructural change can majorly alter the character of a city, how should local leaders prioritise one measure over another? And how can citizens be involved in this decision making process, granting them a real sense of ownership over the process?

By Eltis Team / Updated: 11 Aug 2015

EC Urban Mobility Video


The Urban Mobility Video is a three-minute film that explains the approach of the European Commission about urban mobility. It starts with a problem-setting part in which, without voice-over, difficult urban mobility situation are shown in slow motion: a cyclist hit by a car, a woman in a crowded bus that has to brake suddenly, a man in his car who can't stand the traffic jams, emissions and noise anymore, pedestrians who do not have enough space to walk on the pavement etc.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 16 Apr 2018

Wokingham approves air quality action plan working with possible LEZ, improving cycle provision, and cleaner bus fleet



Wokingham Borough Council in the UK has approved an air quality action plan to address the air pollution problems in the town and at a nearby major crossroads. The need for the plan arose as a result of the town exceeding nitrogen dioxide air pollution limits in 11 locations, where the limit of 40 µgm/m² had been exceeded. Wokingham’s new air quality action plan aims to reduce emissions and meet the required standards by 2026.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 16 Apr 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 18 Apr 2018

European cities won’t give American tech giants a free ride when it comes to transport



In an interview with Euractiv, Ross Douglas, CEO of the mobility conference Autonomy, spoke about the developing dynamic between European cities and big US tech firms.

European cities seem to be increasingly wary of US-based companies cashing-in on rapidly evolving transport technologies, and their influence on urban mobility systems.

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Shared mobility enabling MaaS in Milan’s SUMP


The city of Milan has just adopted its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan after 3.5 years of preparation. The process involved several public consultations under the supervision of a Scientific Steering Committee. The SUMP is based on an appropriate Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and a Cost Benefit Analysis. The Plan aims at reshaping Milan’s overall mobility over the next 10 years, redefining the boundaries of the metropolitan city and serving large suburban areas.

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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 12 Apr 2018
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 09 Apr 2018

Maas Madrid, a new mobile application for shared mobility


“MaaS Madrid” is a mobile application developed by the Municipal Transport Company of the city of Madrid (Empresa Municipal de Transportes, EMT), which aims to provide high quality and updated information on public transport in the Spanish capital and about the additional services that conenct with the public transport network.

By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 04 Apr 2018
By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Apr 2018