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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?

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By Eltis Team / Updated: 11 Aug 2015

EC Urban Mobility Video

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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 News Editor / Updated: 27 Oct 2017

EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities: Yearly Mapping Report September 2017

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This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international level to foster sustainable urban development. In addition, it presents a detailed overview of budget of Horizon 2020 and the past three research Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5) committed to city-related projects.

By Jan-Willem Van ... / Updated: 20 Oct 2017

Antwerp's Marketplace for Mobility: partnering with private mobility service providers (Belgium)

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Antwerp is a vital node in the European road network. To improve accessibility and create the right infrastructure for safe transport, several major construction projects have started in the Antwerp region over the last year. In the short term, this has led to a challenging mobility situation and traffic disruption in certain areas.

To tackle these, the city of Antwerp established "Smart Ways to Antwerp" (SWtA), which informs those travelling in and around Antwerp about road works and encourages them to take alternative modes of transport.

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2017

Urban mobility planning and policy - best practice from EU for third countries

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In recent years, there has been a growing interest from third countries to learn from European experience in the area of sustainable urban mobility.

In response to this, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport – with the support of an external consultant – has just published two booklets in English with translations into Mandarin, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

The two booklets are: 

European Urban Mobility: Policy Context

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2017

Gent's Traffic Circulation Plan (Belgium)

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Gent is a vivid, vibrant, and growing city. This has plenty of advantages, but also brings with it some challenges, as the pressure of motorised traffic on the city keeps on growing. To ensure Ghent’s accessibility and livability in the future, the city council decided to implement a new Circulation Plan in April 2017.

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By Teije Gorris / Updated: 25 Oct 2017

The updating of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's SUMP (Spain)

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria developed its SUMP between 2009-2012. An assessment of mobility on the island was conducted, resulting in the creation of various urban mobility measures. The geographical area of the mobility plan corresponds to that of the municipality (100km2).

Some measures have been implemented, whilst others remain in development. During monitoring and evaluation of the SUMP, local planning authorities identified potential future actions:

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Oct 2017

Apply now for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2017!

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The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award is presented to the local authority judged to have done the most to raise awareness of sustainable mobility during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September). To apply, local authorities must have implemented the three criteria and signed the Charter.

For the first time, the Award will be presented in two categories: one for municipalities with a population of over 50,000 and one for municipalities with a population under 50,000.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 17 Oct 2017

Apply now for 6th SUMP Award - Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning

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Cities and regions are invited to apply for the sixth SUMP Award - Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning.

The Award recognises local authorities that have developed a Mobility Plan that satisfies the diverse transport needs of people and businesses, whilst improving the quality of life for all.

Each year, the award highlights a different aspect of mobility planning. The theme of this year's SUMP Award is "Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning".

By Renske Martijnse / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

How a SUMP helped the development of a SULP in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands)

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In addition to developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, ‘s-Hertogenbosch is updating its Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (SULP) to incorporate its inner city. By improving and expanding existing logistics measures, the city will create “multi-solution measures” based on a community approach.

Using this approach, policy targets can be combined and support and commitment from stakeholders maximised. Five measures have already been elaborated and a roadmap is in place to gain the necessary political approval for the SULP.