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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 rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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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 rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Local decision makers: join the CIVITAS Politicians' Forum to exchange on urban mobility with peers

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Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum being held at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September 2018, the meeting will gather senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Panel discussions and conversation tables give delegates the chance to interact and exchange experiences with fellow politicians on this year's meeting topic - “Citizens' involvement, urban mobility, and politics”.

By cnebusi / Updated: 09 Aug 2018

SmartBlueCity- 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Exhibition 2018

The SmartBlueCity Euro-Mediterranean conference and exhibition is organized annually with the help of many partners and supporters. This year its focus is on “Featuring Territorial Intelligence of Small and Medium-sized Cities and Insular Communities in the Mediterranean Scenery - Bridging Local Endeavors to Global Developments”. The aim is to: bring together city and regional authorities with industry, SME’s, academics and professionals; and present current developments and innovative ideas for strengthening smartness and pursuing sustainability objectives.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

London's Mayor to make 20mph the default speed in the city

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A feature of Londons new 'Vision Zero' road safety action plan has led to the Sadiq Khan to announce his intention to make the default speed in London 20 mph. Speed cameras, on-street enforcement and redesigned streets will also be part of a 'Safe System' approach. To see the full Vision Zero action plan see: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/vision-zero-action-plan.pdf

Two ambitious, safety-led targets have also been set by the mayor to eliminate London bus fatalities and reduce road deaths:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Bombardier and Île-de-France Mobilités modernise commuter trains in Paris

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Paris commuters to benefit from modernised trains in an effort to manage urban congestion.

Rail technology company, Bombardier Transportation, has received an order for 36 Francilien train sets from the French national railway corporation, SNCF, on behalf of the Greater Paris public transport authority, Île-de-France Mobilités.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018

This year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden. The 16th edition of Europe's premier sustainable mobility event will bring together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

European Week of Regions and Cities 2018

The 2018 European Week of Regions and Cities offers the opportunity for local and city-level governments to showcase their capacity to stimulate economic growth, facilitate job creation and successfully engage in EU cross-border cooperation.

The week will comprise of over 100 workshops, debates and exhibitions, as well as providing the opportunity to network. The event welcomes 6,000 participants every year, including regional decision-makers, policy experts, researchers, private company representatives and journalists.

By tmorante / Updated: 06 Aug 2018

Open Call for 'Follower Cities'

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If your region, city or town is developing a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP) for its functional urban area or is implementing or planning to implement a pilot measure for LOW-carbon mobility, you are warmly invited to apply to become one of 18 selected cities in the Interreg Central Europe region to benefit from the LOW-CARB ‘Follower City Programme.’

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