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By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

Application deadline extended for two CIVITAS Awards 2018 prizes

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The application deadline has been extended for two categories of the CIVITAS Awards 2018 to 31 July 2018.

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning can lead to a town or city achieving Europe-wide exposure for its work and become a role model that inspires others.

By rswa178 / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Draft programme released for CIVITAS Forum 2018

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The draft programme for the 2018 CIVITAS Forum Conference has been published!

Spanning three days, this year’s programme features over 25 parallel sessions. These are split into two types, namely thematic and take-up transfer sessions.

Thematic sessions focus on the most urgent current mobility topics and provide participants with the opportunity to discover and discuss outstanding examples of work across and beyond the CIVITAS Initiative.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 17 Jul 2018

Social Biking Challenge – Request for local coordinators

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The European Commission is launching its Social Biking Challenge across Europe this year from 16 September (which also marks the start of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK), for three weeks. To get involved in the Challenge, just download the European Commission’s BikePrints mobile application (already available in Apple and Play stores). The BikePrints app allows you to follow your friends, track their bike routes and win points and prizes together.

The European Commission will present 7 mountain bikes to the best Social Bikers of Europe.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Mobility project SAVEMYBIKE nominated for RegioStars Awards 2018

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The project SaveMyBike, launched in the Italian region Tuscany, has been nominated for the RegioStars Awards 2018; the award for the best Cohesion Policy project of the year.
The project is the only project that focuses exclusively on mobility among the 21 finalists shortlisted this year.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Jul 2018

SUMP 2.0 Update launched in Nicosia

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The concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) has been adopted widely in Europe over the last years. However, new developments in society and technology, as well as valuable experiences from practical implementation require an update of the Guidelines. This process to further develop and improve the SUMP Guidelines has been successfully launched at this year's SUMP Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus on 14 May 2018 by Maja Bakran, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 03 Jul 2018

SIMPLA call for replicating organisations now open!

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New deadline for applications is 30 July 2018.

If you think you are the right candidate to help move sustainable planning forward in your country, you can apply to become a SIMPLA replicating organisation. The call is applicable to those who work in the field of energy and/ or mobility planning. 

SIMPLA supports local authorities in harmonising their SEAPs and SUMPs.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Sep 2018

Apply now for the 7th SUMP Award on Multimodality

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Two weeks remaining to apply for the 2018 SUMP Award on multimodality! The call for applications is open until 1 October 2018.

First introduced by the European Commission in 2012, the award helps showcase successful SUMP implementation and honours cities that are demonstrating excellence and raising the profile of SUMPs across Europe. 

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 12 Jul 2018

First cities to join the Urban Air Mobility initiative

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Only one month after Geneva committed to becoming the first city to join the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Initiative, the cities of Hamburg, Ghent and Ingolstad have also joined the initiative. UAM aims to develop the market for this new dimension in urban mobility, which could help address unmet mobility user needs and offer new opportunities for European companies.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

FREVUE: testing electric vehicles in real-world urban logistics operations

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In September 2017, the co-funded European Project FREVUE concluded its 4.5-year, large-scale initiative to test electric vehicles (EVs) in real-world urban logistic operations. The trials took place in eight European cities that were selected to demonstrate EVs in a range of climatic conditions, differing urban environments and distinctive local policy settings.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

REFORM Good Practices: a source of inspiration for cities and regions

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As part of the Interreg REFORM project, a consortium of seven organisations, located in five different European countries, supports the implementation and deployment of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) as an instrument for shifting mobility towards low-carbon patterns. This project gives particular attention to regions which play a central role to encourage the adoption of SUMPs by local authorities, including small towns and medium-sized cities.

Collection of 26 Good Practices