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By Renske Martijnse / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

How a SUMP helped the development of a SULP in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands)


In addition to developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, ‘s-Hertogenbosch is updating its Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (SULP) to incorporate its inner city. By improving and expanding existing logistics measures, the city will create “multi-solution measures” based on a community approach.

Using this approach, policy targets can be combined and support and commitment from stakeholders maximised. Five measures have already been elaborated and a roadmap is in place to gain the necessary political approval for the SULP.

By Jan-Willem Van ... / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

Utrecht's SUMP: moving from theory to practice (the Netherlands)


A new and integrated planning approach is required for designing the cities of the future. Utrecht recognised this and adopted the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) framework.

This case study outlines how Utrecht moved from developing its SUMP to making practical design choices and implementing measures to create a healthier and more sustainable city. The changes these decisions instigated in public spaces and their positive impact on sustainable mobility are also shown.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017

Using traffic cameras to cut Rotterdam's congestion (The Netherlands)


Traffic cameras are an established feature of road infrastructure, and have been broadcasting live to the monitoring centres of transport authorities for a while. Normally that video is reserved for the eyes of operators.

In Rotterdam, however, a new website has been launched that allows members of the public to see the live footage from 24 cameras located in 19 different locations around the city. The new cameras are complementary to the existing traffic information network.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Oct 2017

Negotiable parking rights tested in virtual experiment (the Netherlands)


A trial beginning this month in Amsterdam will test negotiable parking rights: the price of a parking space will come to depend on the 'market'.

Conducted by the Vrije University of Amsterdam (VU), 500 motorists from Rotterdam are set to take part. A so-called "lab-in-the-field" experiment, the trading behaviour of participants will be tested in a virtual environment.

Each participant receives a stipulated parking budget and a number of parking permits which they then use to decide how the parking spaces are allocated.

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Smart Urban Mobility solutions: bridging the gap

Join our discussion on how to bridge the gap between supply and demand for smart urban mobility solutions in Amsterdam on 27 September.

Speakers from BMW Startup Garage, Rotterdam Mobility Lab, and Mastercard will share what they look at when investing in or trialling new services.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Sep 2017

Utrecht opens the world's biggest bike parking garage (the Netherlands)


As a university town and major traffic hub in the Netherlands, bike usage in Utrecht is incredibly high. Yet keeping the two-wheeled vehicles at its main station has become a problem.

An ocean full of bikes enveloping the square in front of the station has become a common sight. Finding bikes again after depositing has become a problem, whilst they are also regularly targeted by thieves. That is all set to change, however; the city has just opened the world's largest parking garage for bikes.

By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Jul 2017

Very 'appropriate': Tilburg trials method to help pedestrians with reduced mobility (the Netherlands)


For pedestrians with reduced mobility, crossing at traffic lights is not always so easy. The lights can turn red before they have reached the other side, putting them in danger. The Dutch city of Tilburg decided to address this.

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Jul 2017

Emmen and the world's first wooden bike path (The Netherlands)


Wood you believe it! In Emmen, cyclists are now able to ride along the world's first wooden bike path.

Although only 60 metres long, it is made out of a new material that is intended to serve as an alternative to the asphalt and concrete normally used when constructing cycle paths. The biocomposite plates that make up the path consist of wood chips and bio resin. These are in turn held together by a binding agent.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Sep 2017

The Dutch traffic light system helping cyclists go green


As a cyclist, travelling through a city centre can become laborious. Constant stopping at red lights kills any momentum built up whilst riding. Yet a new Dutch traffic light system may offer a solution to this.

The "Flo" system has been operating on a route in Utrecht since April. A blue kiosk placed next to bike paths, it uses sensors to ascertain cyclists' speeds from over 120m before the next set of lights. It then gives them pictorial advice on what they need to do to catch the next green light.

By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 07 Apr 2017

2nd 'Vehicle 2 Grid' conference & SEEV4-City launch

Electric vehicles, local renewable energy and smart ICT systems can together enable the city’s transition towards sustainability. The conference aims to provide solutions to advance the transition to renewable energies, reduce reliance of fossil fuels, and integrate energy management in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning by focusing on innovations emerging in city life.