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By News Editor / Updated: 23 Jun 2016

Workshop presents ICT solutions for mobility impaired (Spain)


Madrid City Council together with the EU-funded SIMON mobility project hosted a seminar last week to present applications and services that can help people with disabilities and elderly people with mobility and parking.

Some 100 people attended the seminar, including mobility managers and representatives from Spanish public authorities and associations.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Jun 2016

2016 European Transport Conference

The conference attracts transport practitioners and researchers from all over Europe where they can find in-depth presentations on policy issues, best practice and research findings across the broad spectrum of transport.

The range of topics and the multi-seminar approach makes ETC unique among transport conferences and it is well established as the premier event of its type. The conference programme covers supranational issues, national and local policy and the implementation of projects at a local level.

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Jul 2016

Santander to introduce hybrid buses into municipal fleet (Spain)


Transportes Urbanos de Santander (TUS), the municipal transport operator of Santander, is to incorporate six new hybrid buses into its fleet, continuing the process of modernising its vehicles into more sustainable and efficient vehicles.

Santander’s Councillor for the Environment and Sustainable Mobility, Jose Ignacio Quirós, said last week that the vehicles are expected to enter service early next year.

The city is also taking steps to acquire articulated vehicles to coincide with the completion of its Metro-TUS infrastructure project.

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 22 Apr 2016

CIVITAS summer course opens registration


The CIVITAS Initiative is running a three-day summer course from 7 - 10 June in the Spanish city of Málaga.

The course will look at sustainable urban mobility in the context of quality of life in cities. There is great potential for sustainable urban mobility to contribute to making cities more pleasant places in which to live and spend time, with positive impacts on the environment, local economy, and even the physical and mental health of residents.

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By Freya De Muynck / Updated: 18 Apr 2016

San Sebastian waste collection now with e-trikes (Spain)


In San Sebastian, the company which is responsible for waste collection and street cleaning will work from now on with electric tricycles.

San Sebastian, partner in the Cyclelogistics project, continues to be a front-runner on the use of sustainable vehicles.

The city recently presented its new cleaning plant, which brings the total of used vehicles to clean the streets and collect waste to 116.

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 24 Mar 2016

CIVITAS training: Urban freight and the sustainable city

The CIVITAS Initiative is organising a free training on urban freight and logistics at the 8th European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference in Bilbao (Spain) from 27 - 29 April 2016. The training will take place on the day before the start of the conference on 26 April.

Professionals involved in the development and implementation of urban freight policies are the target audience for the training.

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Mar 2016

CityMobil2 final conference

After nearly 4 years of demonstrating fully automated road transport systems in seven towns and cities across Europe, the CityMobil2 partners would like to share the projects results and their thoughts for the future deployment of these systems.

CityMobil2 final conference attendees will:

By Sarah Martens / Updated: 20 May 2016

CIVITAS Summer Course

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By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 09 Feb 2016

SWITCH national take-up seminar

The municipality of Donostia–San Sebastián will host the Spanish SWITCH national take-up seminar.

Health and active mobility will be at the core of the meeting, gathering Spanish local authorities, active mobility promoters and health specialists. All presentations will be given in Spanish.

In the framework of the SWITCH project, the municipality of Donostia-San Sebastián aims at promoting active mobility and healthy habits among its citizens.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 05 Sep 2016

Procurement for public ‘electromobility’ in Barcelona (Spain)


While Barcelona’s network is already one of the cleanest in Europe thanks to its hybrid and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses and the retrofitting of its diesel vehicles with particulate filters, the public transport operator Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has decided to integrate fully-electric buses into its fleet. This started with the purchase of a BYD K9 bus and two IRIZAR buses. A tender for two additional electric buses was subsequently published in January 2014.