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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 05 Aug 2019

European Commission sets out next steps to improve road safety

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On 19 June, the European Commission published details as to how it intends to put its Strategic Action Plan on Road Safety into practice. The published 'Framework' sets out how the Commission intends to reach the target of a 50% reduction in fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Aug 2019

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK

Any town or city worldwide is warmly invited to participate in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. To take part, each town or city must commit to one or more of the three criteria below, which must be held during the week of 16-22 September (the week takes place on the same dates every year) to be eligible for registration. Only the official local authority of the participating town or city may register for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.

By rswa178 / Updated: 31 Jul 2019
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 13 Aug 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 17 Jul 2019

Give your views on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

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The European Commission is preparing the implementation of Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, shaping research and development in the coming years. There is an online public consultation until 08 September 2019 to allow stakeholders to provide their views about the most pressing challenges and important impacts to focus on.
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 15 Jul 2019

70% of road deaths in European cities are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists

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Tackling urban road safety must be a key priority for the European Union and European countries over the next decade, according to the European Transport Safety Council, authors of a new report. In terms of improvements, Latvia, Greece, Portugal and Poland are the EU countries that made the most progress in reducing urban road deaths between 2010 and 2017.
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 01 Jul 2019

Report highlights how cities can address future mobility challenges

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In June, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) released a report on the Future of Cities, which considers how cities can address future mobility challenges. The report highlights the factors which are contributing to change in urban areas, brings attention to future challenges and sets out how cities can adopt solutions to develop cities of the future.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 01 Jul 2019

New guidance for European cycling projects now available

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The European Commission has released guidance for cycling projects across the EU. The guidance aims to help practitioners in city authorities with responsibility for cycling and sustainable transport, as well as providing engaging content for other relevant stakeholders involved in cycling policy and infrastructure development.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 27 Jun 2019

E-scooter regulations in Germany and France

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In France, new regulations from September 2019 onwards in France are expected to allow riders as young as 12 to have an increased 25 km/h maximum speed limit. In addition, there will be no mandatory insurance requirement. In Lyon, the shared e-scooter operator Lime has newly introduced a GPS-based speed limiter where, within the city’s pedestrian zone, vehicles are restricted to 8 km/h.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 26 Jun 2019

Final Report Civitas Prosperity "Supporting local and national authorities to improve the quality and uptake of SUMPs" published

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The H2020 financed SUMP project PROSPERITY that supports local and national governments to improve the quality and take-up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is in its final months.