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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 16 Sep 2019

Participate in 2019's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK - Walk with us!

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK, 2019 launches today on 16 September 2019 with a focus on "Safe Walking and Cycling". This year, the campaign has the call-to-action ‘Walk with us!’ and every year, more and more towns and cities register their EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK events and activities.
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 17 Jul 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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. 

By Ash Oyofo / Updated: 10 Jul 2019

Draft Revised SUMP Guidelines - feedback survey now closed

The online feedback survey for the draft second edition of the European SUMP Guidelines is now closed. The draft Guidelines are still available to download but are now undergoing final review following feedback from stakeholders and practitioners.
By rswa178 / Updated: 29 May 2019

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2019 - Europe's top sustainable mobility prizes

The call has been launched for applications for this year's CIVITAS Awards. Towns and cities are invited to apply by 19 July 2019 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prize for clean urban transport.

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning towns and cities enjoy Europe-wide exposure of their work and become role models that inspire others to go for greener mobility.

By rswa178 / Updated: 13 Jun 2019

Central and Eastern European cities share their SUMP experience

Towns and cities all across Europe experience unique local challenges when developing their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). Geographical and cultural contexts play a major role and mean that a diversified approach to SUMP development is necessary.

But what are these differences? How do they impact on and differentiate SUMP development?

A new podcast from three CIVITAS SUMP projects (PROSPERITY, SUITS, and SUMPs-Up) sheds light on the challenges that towns and cities in Eastern and Central Europe face when developing and implementing their SUMPs.