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Besides public transport such as rail, metro, tram and bus networks, collective passenger transport also covers car-sharing, car-pooling and flexible mobility services such as train-taxi schemes and demand-responsive transport in areas of low demand.

Improvements to public transport services may address public transport vehicles and related infrastructure, as well as management techniques.

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 renskemartijnse / Updated: 05 Sep 2019

Pre-Commercial Procurement of autonomous public transport to answer Helsinki's mobility needs


Helsinki leads the largest ongoing European Pre-Commercial Procurement project in the field of urban mobility.

Six procuring authorities from around Europe provide funding to a dozen companies to develop solutions for smart systems that can operate fleets of automated shuttle buses as part of regular public transportation. The €8 million Horizon2020 project is coordinated by Forum Virium Helsinki, the non-profit innovation company of the city.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Sep 2019

Cities Forum

The Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policies (DG REGIO) welcomes policymakers, urban practitioners, experts, researchers, sustainable cities promoters and all those interested in urban matters, to save the date for the fourth edition of the Cities Forum, which will take place in Porto, at the Alfândega Congress Centre.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 29 Aug 2019

The world’s first dynamic ‘bridge’ made of autonomous boats


Could a fleet of autonomous boats bridge the waterway between Marineterrein Amsterdam and the Amsterdam City Center? Researchers at MIT, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), have developed the concept of roundAround, the world’s first ‘bridge’ made of autonomous boats, or “Roboats”. It could offer a dynamic infrastructure solution to connect the two areas, seamlessly transporting hundreds of people per hour across the water.

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2019

CIVITAS Study Visit - Cascais (Portugal)

In recent years, Cascais has developed its sustainable urban mobility programme "MobiCascais", which integrates local transport with regional transport and supports good practices implemented by the municipality. The city received the Global Mobi Award 2018 for a city with intelligent mobility.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 03 Sep 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 22 Aug 2019

CIVITAS Study Visit – Tel Aviv (Israel)

CIVITAS is organising a study visit in the city of Tel Aviv. This will take place from 11-13 November 2019.

Tel Aviv is currently seeking responses to its changing mobility habits, moving from relying on cars as the main mobility mode to sustainable modes, such as public transport and bicycles.

The visit will focus on the following topics: Tel Aviv's shared bicycle scheme, car-sharing and the city programme for sustainable mobility.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 22 Aug 2019

MOVE 2020

MOVE brings together disruptors and their technologies with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines, to create insights and promote collaboration. MOVE is multi-disciplinary, connecting start-ups with investors and corporate partners. In 2019, over 200 start-ups presented, pitched and found partners.

MOVE is where mobility is re-imagined. It aims to provide solutions to the following global mobility challenges:

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 05 Aug 2019

Rome's metro passengers can now trade plastic bottles for metro tickets


Rome has started trialling machines that allow passengers to earn public transport tickets by recycling plastic bottles.

The machines have been placed in one station on each of Rome's three metro lines: in the Cipro metro station on Line A, Piramide on Line B and San Giovanni on Line C. They will be in place for a 12-month “test phase”, after which authorities will decide whether to expand or suspend the scheme. This initiative makes the Italian capital the “first large European capital” to test such a scheme, according to city mayor Virginia Raggi.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 01 Aug 2019

Shared and Micromobility Workshop: What's Beyond the Hype?

This workshop will focus on innovation in mobility, examining how we ensure safe and efficient mobility whilst fostering innovation. Leading international experts will share their perspectives on the road ahead. The panel discussions are entitled: