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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

By rswa178 / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2018 - Europe's top sustainable urban mobility prizes

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Applications are now open for this year's CIVITAS Awards! Towns and cities - submit your entries by 13 July 2018 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

European leaders reaffirm ambition to improve air quality in European cities

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The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, joined other European leaders in signing a declaration at the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA) conference, reaffirming their collective ambition to achieve low to zero-carbon transport networks in cities and metropolitan areas across Europe, as reported by Transport for Greater Manchester.

The event in Paris, which marked the associations 20th anniversary, was also attended by the French Transport Minister, Elisabeth Borne.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Jun 2018

Final report on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport

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"Pilot project study on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport" carried out by CENIT and Prognos as part of a consortium led by COWI was commissioned by DG MOVE.  The Final report is available from EUROPA in the EU Bookshop under the Transport Policy theme.  The report abstract states that;

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

EU total greenhouse gas emissions slightly on the decline but transport emissions keep increasing

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Official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) on the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of the European Union show that there was a small reduction in GHG emissions (0.4%) in 2016 compared to the previous year. The reduction was delivered as a result of the EU using less coal for heat and electricity production, which compensated for the fact that emissions from the transport sector actually increased for the third year in a row.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Jun 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Great awards for great cities: does your city have what it takes?

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The European Commission recognises cities that take bold measures to tackle environmental and social challenges with City Awards.  

These prestigious awards promote and reward the efforts that individual cities make in a wide range of areas from fair and ethical trade, accessibility, environmental sustainability and transport, tourism, to innovation and tackling cultural challenges.