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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

IT-TRANS 2020

IT-TRANS is one of the leading intelligent urban transport systems conferences where the sector meet to exhange, discuss and invent digital solutions. Experts from around the globe will address key issues such as artifical intelligence and internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, on-demand and shared mobility, data ownership and mobility as a service (MaaS).

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

The positive influence of the SUMP on travel behaviour in Bremen (short video)

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Dr. Joachim Lohse, Bremen’s Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Mobility explains how Bremen have managed mobility in Bremen, encouraging active travel over the use of private vehicles - and promoting the use of car sharing schemes as an alternative to private vehicle ownership.

This 45-second video is accompanied by a longer video with additional details. 

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

The positive influence of the SUMP on travel behaviour in Bremen (long video)

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The city of Bremen Bremen has managed to fulfil EU Air Quality requirements and has the lowest concentration of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) compared to other large German cities. 

In addition, Bremen has the highest cycling mode share of large German cities, focusing the objectives of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan to shift priority to cyclists. As a result, the city achieve an active travel mode share of 23%. In total, private vehicles only account for 36% of mode share with the majority of journeys carried out using active travel modes (48%) or on public transport (16%).

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 10 Sep 2019

Hamburg launches Germany’s first platform to monitor new mobility services

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The German city of Hamburg is launching a platform for the comprehensive digital documentation, analysis and planning of new mobility services in urban areas.

The platform, which is being developed and operated in cooperation with the Hamburg-based Wunder Mobility, will help the city understand how to best use new mobility services such as e-scooters, shared taxis and rental bicycles.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 12 Aug 2019
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 01 Aug 2019

The ALLIANCE final event: Future of Automotive Lightweighting Day

On 19 September, ALLIANCE (Affordable Lightweight Automobiles Alliance) will host their final event, the Future of Automotive Lightweighting Day, following the Aachen Body Engineering Days. The event will include the final results of over 3 years of automotive lightweighting research on materials, process technologies and support tools, the impact these are expected to generate on the environment, and on cost – for the driver, and OEMs.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 24 Jul 2019

International Transport Forum (ITF) 2020 Summit

The International Transport Forum (ITF) is hosting its annual Summit in 2020 on the theme 'transport innovation for sustainable development'.

The Annual Summit of the ITF is the premier global transport policy event. Since 2008, the Summit has brought together ministers from around the world to share policy perspectives with CEOs, heads of international organisations, thought leaders from civil society and academia, and media.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 22 Jul 2019

Lindau, winner of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award 2018 for smaller municipalities

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Head of Mobility with the City of Lindau, Kai Kattau, outlines how Lindau’s sustainable mobility work is guided by four objectives: to enhance and improve accessibility between different districts in the city, to reduce environmental pollution, to strengthen environmental conservation, and to improve traffic management.

This video gives viewers a look at the innovative activities and measures that led these Lindau to success at the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards ceremony and were filmed on location. 

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Dresden, planning for multimodality and measuring the results

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Dresden (Germany) was named one of the three finalists in the 7th European SUMP Award that was presented by European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on 21 March 2019. This is the second time that Dresden has been a finalist in the awards. Dresden’s approach to monitoring and evaluation was commended four years ago and the city has once again impressed the jury, this time with forward-looking planning which addresses multimodality in transport planning.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 12 Jun 2019