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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 07 Feb 2018

A renewed cycling plan in Madrid

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The City Council proposes to create new cycle paths until 2025

The board of directors of the Madrid City Council approved the revision of the 2008+ Cycling Mobility Plan, a document that defines the main guidelines for bike development in the Spanish capital. "The promotion of cycling mobility is an opportunity to transform the shape of the city and its public space" says the plan. "A coherent and secure network is a fundamental measure and efforts should be focused on this measure" it adds.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 01 May 2018

Urban Transitions 2018 - Integrating Urban and Transport Planning, Environment and Health for Healthier Urban Living

There is still time to submit a paper for Urban Transitions 2018 and share your experiences and research of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning with an international audience.  The conference aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities.

Attendees wil have the opportunity to meet world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposures, physical activity, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.

By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Terrassa Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan 2016-2021

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The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elderly and disabled people.

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By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Approved the new SUMP in Terrassa

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The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elders and the disabled people.

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By Teije Gorris / Updated: 25 Oct 2017

The updating of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's SUMP (Spain)

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria developed its SUMP between 2009-2012. An assessment of mobility on the island was conducted, resulting in the creation of various urban mobility measures. The geographical area of the mobility plan corresponds to that of the municipality (100km2).

Some measures have been implemented, whilst others remain in development. During monitoring and evaluation of the SUMP, local planning authorities identified potential future actions:

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017

Sagunto presents SUMP as part of European Mobility Week (Spain)

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Sagunto Town Council recently marked European Mobility Week (16-22 September) by presenting their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).

The plan aims to increase the use of public transport, improve mobility conditions for pedestrians and cyclists, and improve the quality of life in the city. It also seeks to create a long-term balance between mobility needs and the preservation of the environment.

By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 20 Sep 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 29 Aug 2017

How Madrid is embracing electric car sharing (Spain)

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Madrid seems to be in the midst of a love affair with the electric car, with two car sharing schemes for the electric vehicles proving exceptionally popular in the Spanish capital.

One of these is Emov, a new service, which saw over 100,000 customers sign up within only five months. It is gaining ground fast on Daimler's Car2Go scheme, which has 166,000 subscribers for its 500 battery-powered smart cars. Madrid has the highest rental rate among Car2Go's 26-city network.

By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 04 Sep 2017

The campaign getting the residents of Terrassa walking (Spain)

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The City Council in the Spanish city of Terrasa has recently launched an innovative campaign that aims to get its residents walking. Entitled “Step by step”, it is one of a number of measures designed to encourage a shift towards more active modes of travel. It is forms part of the town’s Urban Mobility Plan for 2016-2021, which was approved in June of this year.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 12 Jul 2017

FREVUE - ELIPTIC Workshop

The EU projects FREVUE & ELIPTIC are holding a joint workshop for local authorities in Barcelona on Wednesday 13 September.

Held in cooperation with local partners in Barcelona, the workshop will explore the use of public transport electric infrastructure for charging urban freight vehicles. Cities interested in this topic are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will start with a presentation on both projects and of specific case studies, including Barcelona. These will be followed by an interactive session.