The study 'Universal accessibility in urbanised public spaces and buildings in Spain' analyses the current state of accessibility in several Spanish cities, providing a series of good practices that can serve as a reference for town councils to improve urban mobility.
This video features content about the Spanish city of Palma, a finalist in the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities.
The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning.
The jury was impressed by Palma's decision to hold two Car-Free Days to highlight the urban space that could be gained without vehicles.
The first sustainable urban distribution centre has opened in Spain and will make use of environmentally sustainable vehicles for deliveries. This centre, which is 360 square metres large, makes it possible to receive packages sold by e-commerce operators, store them and prepare them to be delivered by bike.
New studies have highlighted the benefits of Madrid’s decision to limit car access to the city centre.
A new system of digital markers in the Spanish city of Murcia makes it easier for visually impaired people to locate bus stops. Users can also receive information on their smartphone about the crossing times of the lines at the desired stop. The signage and mobile App system have been applied to guarantee accessibility to public transport for visually impaired people.
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) – an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to boost innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe - has announced the winner of EIT Urban Mobility. MOBiLus, “Mobility for Liveable Urban Spaces”, is a consortium formed by 48 partners from 15 countries, whose leadership and headquarters will be located in Barcelona. From the Catalan capital, MOBiLus will lead the innovation in urban mobility in Europe over the next seven years.
ACI’s Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit will be taking place in Madrid, Spain on 6 & 7 February 2019. The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will involve monetisation, latest technologies implementations, material optimisation, production and transportation.
The main objectives of the industry are to:
The management of the evolution of mobility requires the use of increasingly sophisticated equipment and to meet the growing needs of urban planners and transport providers, the Volkswagen group is testing works on quantum computers to help reduce congestion and optimise traffic flow.
In May 2018, Valencia hosted a series of events on cycling and public space called València Ciutat Amable (‘Friendly City Valencia’). The title reflects the city’s strategy on public space, which should be accessible to all modes of transport and all walks of life. Cycling is a key component of this strategy.
This is the first edition of an international event that aims to lead a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the cities of the 21st century.
More than 40 speakers are expected to participate, who will address the main strategic aspects for the construction and consolidation of sustainable urban mobility systems, around three thematic axes: