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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 Fiona Twisse / Updated: 22 Feb 2018


EU Green Week; Green Cities for a Greener Future is taking place from 21-25th May and will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.  

Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, Green Week will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.

By Ksenia Semenova / Updated: 22 Feb 2018
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 19 Feb 2018

The development of Thessaloniki’s underground network


On 20th January 2018 in hessaloniki, Greece, the first conference took place on the development of the city of Thessaloniki, which was jointly organized by the Greek Institute for Research and Development (ELINEKA), the “Journal-Thessaloniki political agenda" and “Myportal.gr”.

In his speech, Professor Yannis A. Mylopoulos, President of the Attiko Metro SA provided an overview of the state-of-the-art and progress of the works related to the construction and extension of Thessaloniki’s underground network.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Feb 2018
By balazskozak / Updated: 20 Feb 2018

National SUMP Training for Czech Cities

SUMP training for Czech cities/municipalities or city-owned companies

Training topics:

- Achieving political and internal buy-in
- Communication and stakeholder involvement in the new SUMP - measures
- Urban Transport Roadmaps tool
- Use of public space

The training is free of charge!
Travel and subsistence of the selected trainees is covered by PROSPERITY project.

Language: Czech
Due to the participation of European mobility experts as trainers, interpretation will be provided from English to Czech.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 08 Feb 2018

Polis launches discussion paper on automated vehicles


Polis, the network of European cities and regions that works on innovation in local transport, has launched a discussion paper on automated road vehicles. The paper offers the perspective of city and regional transport authorities on how developments in automated vehicles will affect urban and regional mobility.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 07 Feb 2018

Aarhus commuters travel light


The City of Aarhus has inaugurated the first part of its light rail network, the Aarhus Letbane. On 21 December, it opened the first phase the network, a 12-kilometer loop that services 12 stations. The light rail replaces existing bus lines, and thereby reduces noise and pollution. At the same time, the light rail is expected to drive urban development, thanks to a better connection between nieghbourhoods and the city.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 05 Feb 2018

Pordenone aims to become more and more green


The city will participate to two major regional and European projects


The town of Pordenone, located in North-Eastern Italy, is at the forefront of pursuing sustainability and setting-the-scene for a cleaner and healthier urban environment. The City Council has approved two resolutions to join initiatives of the Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) region and the European Union to reduce pollution and greenhouse emissions in the city with concrete actions.

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