Welcome to the July edition of the Eltis newsletter.
Permanent changes to urban mobility as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) are now becoming more apparent, with Europeans keen to keep cities car free and cycling on equal terms with other modes in the EU's latest investment package. While our weekly summary of COVID-19 news has now come to an end, the COVID-19 tab on the Eltis homepage will continue to be updated with significant news, and users can follow the latest mobility updates from other platforms. The COVID-19 SUMP practitioners' briefing is now also available on the Eltis website.
DG MOVE recently opened a public consultation jointly for the evaluation of the 2011 White Paper on Transport and on the future European Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility. We encourage stakeholders to contribute their views. Please also note that the Urban Mobility Days Digital Conference programme has been announced and registration is now open.
This month we feature news from Lahti, a city in Finland that has developed an innovative method of monitoring transport use and emissions through a personal carbon trading scheme app. The cities of Ghent (Belgium) and Milan (Italy) have also received an international recognition for their car-sharing promotion and support policies.
Finally, we feature findings from the cities.multimodal project, including the creative stakeholder engagement methods the cities of Tartu (Estonia) and Karlskrona (Sweden) are using to encourage urban mobility planning and management.
Please note that the Eltis team continues to highlight useful online networking events and webinars on the Eltis home page. Many of these events are arranged at short notice in response to COVID-19, so it’s worth checking in on a regular basis.
The Eltis team