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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 Tom Nokes / Updated: 06 Dec 2018

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) is the leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice.

The 6th edition will take place on 17 and 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 05 Dec 2018

Planning and Promotion of Cycling in Denmark - Study Trip

The study trip will include lectures about Odense, Copenhagen and Gladsaxe (a Copenhagen suburb, entitled 'This Year's Bicycle Municipality' by Danish Cyclists' Federation 2016). There will also be plenty of bicycle trips in and outside of Copenhagen, some of them on bicycle superhighways, others in combination with public transport. This will enable participants to experience Danish cycling themselves. 

The study trip starts with an event on the evening of 28 April, which will be the first of several opportunities for formal and informal discussions. 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Covenant of Mayors webinar - Financing sustainable mobility

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy are hosting a webinar on financing sustainable mobility. If you're a city, region or province aiming to contribute towards the fight against climate change or air pollution through sustainable mobility, this webinar will offer a broad insight into the tools you need to employ. Alternatively, if you're a local authority already implementing activities on sustainable mobility, attend the webinar to learn more about financial tools and solutions.  

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 28 Nov 2018

Extended pedestrianisation plans for Paris

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Paris Mayor Anna Hidalgo has called for the city’s historic centre to be closed for traffic every Sunday from the end of 2019. Starting in autumn 2018, much of the city centre already becomes exclusively pedestrianised for one Sunday of every month. The plans presented by the Mayor detail wide-ranging measures in four of Paris’ inner-city districts to cut of car traffic. Well known and instantly recognisable tourist attractions such as the Louvre or the cathedral of Notre Dame are within the area included in the plans.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 03 Dec 2018

Cycling could double in London with shared e-bike systems

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Shared e-bikes, implemented at scale, could double the number of bicycle trips in London, increasing their modal share and reducing congestion and pollution. A recent report by Steer suggests that 813 000 daily trips in Greater London could switch to shared e-bikes. This would lead to 21 000 fewer hours spent in traffic and 184 fewer metric tons of CO2 emissions every day.

‘Switchable trips’

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Nov 2018

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Webinar - “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”

As part of its package of learning activities for mobility practitioners, CIVITAS SUMPs-Up is organising its first webinar on Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30 CET.

This will look at the topic of “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”. It will include a detailed presentation from the project's SUMP experts on the best tools to assist with the process of beginning a SUMP.

Following this, Kristina Gaučė from the city of Vilnius, Lithuania, will present a case study on their experiences of starting up the SUMP process.

The agenda can be found below.

By Carlotta / Updated: 19 Nov 2018

Co-transformation of public space for more people-oriented neighbourhoods

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Within the framework of the Horizon2020 METAMORPHOSIS project, the municipality of Merano/Meran decided to engage children and local inhabitants in several participatory workshops to co-create possible solutions for more people-oriented public space. Children are considered as key actor to build sustainable cities and for this reason are directly involved in each phase of the project.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 12 Nov 2018

Web developers - CMS - CRM

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Objective of this call for tenders:

  • Separate a CIVI database (25000-30000 contacts) from Drupal website
  • Upgrade and clean the database to make it GDPR compliant
  • Host and maintain a Drupal Website
  • Training on CIVI for the ECF staff to optimize the tool
  • Data Management maintenance fee

Tasks to be carried out:

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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 15 Nov 2018
By Carlos Gómez / Updated: 01 Nov 2018

Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress

This is the first edition of an international event that aims to lead a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the cities of the 21st century.

More than 40 speakers are expected to participate, who will address the main strategic aspects for the construction and consolidation of sustainable urban mobility systems, around three thematic axes: