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Walking and cycling are the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport, particularly suited for short to moderate distances. Both provide numerous benefits. They improve health, do not produce air or noise pollution and help to reduce congestion.

Introducing cycling infrastructure (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking and hire schemes) are ways in which cities can promote cycling, while creating pedestrian-friendly spaces can promote commuting, shopping and recreation.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 17 Oct 2018

Europe's top two-wheeled cities to share and inspire cycling excellence in HANDSHAKE project

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HANDSHAKE, a new CIVITAS project, will support the take-up and transfer of successful cycling measures developed by three world-class cycling cities - Copenhagen (Denmark), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Munich (Germany) - to ten other cities across the EU.

By rswa178 / Updated: 12 Oct 2018

Kick-off Workshop - CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Learning Programme 3

The first of three workshops in the third SUMP Learning Programme (SLP) will take place in Bucharest, Romania.

A full day of SUMP learning activities awaits the 20 participants from the SLP 3 group. After a round of introductions, a keynote presentation on the challenges of reducing car traffic will set the scene for the rest of the day's activities.

Four of the cities taking part in the SLP - Loulé (Portugal), Cesis (Latvia), Granollers, (Spain), and Fabriano, (Italy) - will describe the varying SUMP situations that they find themselves in.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Oct 2018
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 01 Oct 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Sep 2018

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Romanian Mobility Practitioners Workshop

This CIVITAS SUMPs-Up workshop gives Romanian mobility practitioners the chance to discover essential information on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) from local and European experts. The topics chosen will be tailored to the national context.

Through a variety of interactive sessions and exercises and presentations, participants will discover more about different aspects of SUMP development and implementation and deepen your knowledge of the general SUMP approach.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Oct 2018

Interreg presents good practice on sustainable urban mobility and SUMPs

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Interreg Europe has released 26 good practice examples of sustainable urban mobility and SUMPs, as part of the REFORM project.

REFORM supports the implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), which aim to drive urban mobility towards a sustainable, low carbon future. REFORM's latest report aims to help knowledge sharing across regions, through presenting good practice and enabling stakeholders to build regional action plans. 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 17 Sep 2018

Copenhagen uses short car-free sections to encourage cycling

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Experience in the Danish capital Copenhagen, suggests that preventing motorised traffic from using short sections of a major thoroughfare enhances the use of the route by cyclists. This is the result of the implementation of so-called 'filtered permeability' on two sections of Nørrebrogade, in central Copenhagen.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Sep 2018

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the City of Koprivnica

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From the early 2000s, the City of Koprivnica in Croatia has had a history of implementing successful plans and actions to improve sustainable mobility. Indeed, in 2007, it won the prestigious European Mobility Week Award. In 2015, Koprivnica adopted a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – the first city in Croatia to do this.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 11 Sep 2018

Review of Variable Message Signs for Cyclists in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen continues to act as a pioneer for safe, accessible and innovative cycling networks.  

A year ago, Copenhagen introduced Variable Message Signs (VMS) for cyclists, offering real-time data on congestion and disruptions in surrounding transport networks.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 12 Sep 2018

The Swiss vote on including active mobility in constitution

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At the end of this month, Swiss citizens will vote whether they want the promotion of walking and cycling to be included in the Swiss constitution.

The initiative for the promotion of cycle paths and walking and hiking paths should give the government a greater role in supporting local authorities.