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By Alexia / Updated: 15 Dec 2014

Borås recognised for its commitment to accessibility (Sweden)

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The Swedish city of Borås has been awarded the 2014 European Access City Award, recognising its commitment to accessibility for people with disabilities and senior citizens.

The award acknowledges cities for their efforts to remove barriers in key aspects of everyday life. It covers four key areas of accessibility: the built environment and public spaces; transport and related infrastructure; information and communication technologies (ICTs); and public facilities and services.

By News Editor / Updated: 28 Jan 2015

Umeå's green parking purchase model (Sweden)

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The densification and expansion of central urban areas requires smart mobility solutions to manage traffic situations while creating attractive urban environments. To this end, Umeå is working with real estate owners on how they can take responsibility for commuter transport in addition to just offering car parking facilities.

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By News Editor / Updated: 20 Feb 2015

Towards Zero Conference 2015

Join policy makers, high level industry representatives and international academia at the conference focusing on road and railway safety. We welcome you to take part in a conference that strives to take the lead in the work of Vision Zero. The event is characterized by innovative approaches, best practice discussions and an eagerness to take on future challenges.

The Towards Zero Conference 2015 will focus on:

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

ADVANCE Auditor Training

Do you work as mobility expert, transport planer or consultant in the field of sustainable mobility in cities? Are you interested to learn more about Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans? Yes! Then you should register for one of the ADVANCE national training events.

The ADVANCE project will conduct a series of ten national training events between February and March 2014. The purpose of these national training events will be to train future ADVANCE Auditors, who will apply the ADVANCE Audit in cities.
By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

CityHush Final Expert Seminar & City Workshop

On Tuesday 11 December, CityHush is organizing its final expert seminar and city workshop in Stockholm. Now that the project is coming to an end, it will share final results on research and recommendations regarding quiet zones, noise score rating models, low-noise vehicles, low-noise road surfaces, and noise barriers.
By News Editor / Updated: 16 Oct 2014

ECOMM 2013

The ECOMM 2013 will be on May 29-31 2013 in Gävle (Sweden).
By News Editor / Updated: 16 Oct 2014

Mobility Management Øresund

Welcome to a conference on how to use mobility management to get a smarter and more cost effictive transport system.

The conference will focus on experiences in Denmark and Sweden. The conference languages will be Danish and Swedish.

Contact:
Magdalena Nilsson
Magdalena.Nilsson@hmskane.se
or
Anna Thormann
anna.thormann@gate21.dk
By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

Podcar City: Stockholm

The 5th of the Podcar City conference series will take place in Stockholm, beautiful capital of Sweden - the soul of Scandinavia. It is a beautiful island-laced city with sophistication and comfort. No country has studied, analyzed, envisioned and dreamt about Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) more than Sweden, a society that ardently embraces environmental values and reaches across cultural differences based on sincere human values.
By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

Urban Governance: Getting people on board!

In times of cutbacks, how can we still implement innovative measures to double the public transport market share by 2025?

Be challenged and inspired by fine examples of sustainable mobility at the International Conference on Urban Governance in Gothenburg, next 5-7 October 2011

Barcelona, Vienna, Montréal, Freiburg, Paris, Santiago, Odense, Singapour, Geneva and other exceptional cities will show you how they achieved sustainable mobility during 6 inspiring and interactive sessions.
By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014

Boats floated as greener public transport option (Sweden)

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Swedish engineers are examining how boats could be used as an effective and environmentally friendly addition to cities' public transport networks.
The researchers found that water buses could relieve the stresses on land-based transport while minimising harm to the environment. Additionally, they could be significantly more effective for cyclists, as it is easier to load and transport bicycles on boats than on buses or trains.