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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.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Sep 2018

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Romanian Mobility Practitioners Workshop

This CIVITAS SUMPs-Up workshop gives Romanian mobility practitioners the chance to discover essential information on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) from local and European experts. The topics chosen will be tailored to the national context.

Through a variety of interactive sessions and exercises and presentations, participants will discover more about different aspects of SUMP development and implementation and deepen your knowledge of the general SUMP approach.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 20 Sep 2018

Free public transport launched successfully in Dunkirk

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From 1 September, public buses in Dunkirk are completely free of charge making it “the largest metropolitan area in France and Europe to introduce free for all on its entire bus network”, says Patrice Vergriete, Mayor of Dunkirk. And the initiative has already shown great success: bus journeys have increased by 50 % since the launch.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Oct 2018

Interreg presents good practice on sustainable urban mobility and SUMPs

Interreg Europe has released 26 good practice examples of sustainable urban mobility and SUMPs, as part of the REFORM project.

REFORM supports the implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), which aim to drive urban mobility towards a sustainable, low carbon future. REFORM's latest report aims to help knowledge sharing across regions, through presenting good practice and enabling stakeholders to build regional action plans. 

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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 18 Sep 2018

Belgian first: An autonomous vehicle uses a public road

In a first for Belgium, an autonomous vehicle is being used on a public road to take visitors to a tourist site, the Caves of Han, in the south of the country. The shuttle is an experiment being undertaken by the Belgian road safety institute VIAS in cooperation with the Belgian government.

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By Mobility Academy / Updated: 12 Sep 2018
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 28 Feb 2019

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the City of Koprivnica

From the early 2000s, the City of Koprivnica in Croatia has had a history of implementing successful plans and actions to improve sustainable mobility. Indeed, in 2007, it won the prestigious European Mobility Week Award. In 2015, Koprivnica adopted a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – the first city in Croatia to do this.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Sep 2018

Volkswagen launches electromobility car-sharing scheme 'We Share' in Berlin

Under the sub-brand, We Share, Volkswagen are set to introduce a city-level car-sharing scheme, which utilises entirely electric vehicles (EVs). 

Berlin is the first city selected for the scheme roll-out, with a total 1,500 e-Golfs available when the scheme commences. This will be followed by 500 e-up! vehicles in the second quarter of 2019. From 2020, the plan is to replace these vehicles with models from the new VW I.D. range.

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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Sep 2018

Major contrast in travel trends in Dublin compared to the rest of Ireland

Active travel modes and public transport are becoming more popular in the Dublin area, whilst the opposite is true in other parts of Ireland finds the The Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Findings have been revealed in Transport Trends 2018.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2018

Cities invited to join CIVITAS urban mobility study visits

City representatives are invited to apply to join two upcoming sustainable urban mobility study visits in Bristol (UK) and Stockholm (Sweden), organised by the CIVITAS Initiative.

The first study visit will take place in Bristol from 11-14 September and will comprise of site visits, which will enable participating cities to see first-hand the exciting sustainable urban mobility and urban development initiatives in the city.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 29 Aug 2018