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Clean and energy-efficient vehicles, such as hybrid/electric buses and cars, aim to reduce greenhouse and other pollutant emissions, fuel consumption and fossil fuel dependency.

Exhaust gas treatment systems, alternative drive trains and the use of alternative fuels and energy storage systems can improve the environmental record of vehicles. Besides technical interventions, promotional and procurement initiatives can accelerate the uptake of low-emission vehicles.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 22 Sep 2020

Madrid launches BiciMAD Go, a service of free-floating electric bikes

EMT (the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid) has deployed the BiciMAD Go service, a new shared mobility project of free-floating electric bikes. The public transport authority has been granted permission by the City of Madrid to operate a total of 454 free-floating vehicles throughout the Spanish capital.
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By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 15 Sep 2020

E-scooter-sharing service spreading in Italy, arrived also in Parma

A new micromobility service dedicated to free-floating shared e-scooters arrived in Parma at the beginning of this month. The service is managed by three different companies which have been awarded the tender published by Infomobility, on behalf of the Municipality of Parma. E-scooters, which are gaining ground in many other Italian cities, are considered as an opportunity to move around the city while protecting the environment and the air we are breathing.

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By diamantina / Updated: 17 Sep 2020

ICSD 2021 : 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 8 - 9 September Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Technology will organise the 9th ICSD 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.

The Conference theme: Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education.

By rswa178 / Updated: 17 Sep 2020
By rswa178 / Updated: 09 Sep 2020

Feature your city in a new CIVITAS e-publication and videos

Unfortunately, the CIVITAS study visits scheduled for 2020 could not take place due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

But as an alternative, CIVITAS is producing an interactive e-publication that will immerse readers in the best practices of leading mobility cities. Alongside the cities selected to host the study visits in 2020, it will include two other cities.

Apply now to have your city featured - present three sustainable urban mobility best practices and showcase your city with a video!

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 01 Sep 2020

Hungary launches Green Bus Programme

Hungary is to replace half of the conventional bus fleet in its largest cities with low carbon emission electric buses in the next ten years. This is the objective of a Green Bus Programme which was announced in August by Hungary’s Minister of Innovation and Technology, László Palkovics. the programme is part of Hungary’s efforts to meet climate objectives, while at the same time reinvigorate domestic bus manufacturing.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Aug 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 17 Aug 2020

Municipal employees in northern Poland receive e-scooters to trial

As part of an awareness raising campaign, officials of 10 northern Polish cities have been presented with e-scooters to trial. 

'Mobile Office – Active Official' is the name of the campaign, which is being implemented by the Polish Union of Active Mobility (PUMA), to promote pilot solutions for multimodal trips. In late July 2020, employees of 10 northern Polish cities received e-scooters so that they were able to test these as a means of moving around their cities and even of commuting to work.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Aug 2020