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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 Thomas Mourey / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

REFORM Good Practices: a source of inspiration for cities and regions


As part of the Interreg REFORM project, a consortium of seven organisations, located in five different European countries, supports the implementation and deployment of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) as an instrument for shifting mobility towards low-carbon patterns. This project gives particular attention to regions which play a central role to encourage the adoption of SUMPs by local authorities, including small towns and medium-sized cities.

Collection of 26 Good Practices

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Opticsvalley Seminar

Opticsvalley has organised the 2nd Smart City seminar to look at urban mobility and more specifically, urban flow congestion as part of its IoT4U European project. An overview of current solutions, issues and challenges facing large groups and communities in parallel with research conducted by institutes and associations specialising in the subject will be presented at this seminar.

The 3 main themes to be addressed during the session are:

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Madrid and Buenos Aires municipalities jointly promote urban regeneration and mobility


In 2018, the municipalities of Madrid and Buenos Aires have signed a commitment to promote sustainable urban regeneration, within the framework of the European Union's International Urban Cooperation Programme (IUC-LAC) initiative for Latin America and the Caribbean. This EU Programme aims to support cities in different parts of the world to connect and share solutions to common problems in their sustainable urban development, within the framework of the New Urban Agenda and the fight against climate change.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 18 Jun 2018

London's Oxford Street pedestrianisation scrapped at final hour



Westminster Council, the local authority responsible for central London, has cancelled plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street, one of the capital's main shopping streets. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called the decision a “betrayal”.

By rswa178 / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2018 - Europe's top sustainable urban mobility prizes


Applications are now open for this year's CIVITAS Awards! Towns and cities - submit your entries by 13 July 2018 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Final report on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport


"Pilot project study on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport" carried out by CENIT and Prognos as part of a consortium led by COWI was commissioned by DG MOVE.  The Final report is available from EUROPA in the EU Bookshop under the Transport Policy theme.  The report abstract states that;

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 11 Jun 2018

The NIU Mobility Summit

At the NUI Mobility Summit, come and see executives from Vodafone, Alstom, Vulog, Nissan, Cabify, Toyota, ofo, Cityscoot, EVBox and more top companies discuss some of the biggest topics in mobility today and take part in the discussion yourself during the networking cocktails after.

Discussions include:

  •  MaaS Meets DaaS: How Data Enables Multimodality
  • Who Will Lead the Mobility Disruption?
  • Turning the City of Lights Electric
  • The Future of Scooter Sharing

Date: 12 June 2018, 13:30 - 18:30

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Manchester SUMP: a user centric and ambitious approach setting the path for the next 20 years


The Transport Strategy 2040, from Greater Manchester (GM) Authority sets a mutually supportive transport and spatial policy framework to effectively accommodate growth to 2040, to meet GM’s aims of economic and social policy. GM’s Transport Vision strives for world-class connections that are not an end unto themselves, but a means to achieve wider policy goals of long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all.