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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 Francesco Ripa / Updated: 12 Apr 2019
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

Study explains how accessibility is managed in Spanish towns and cities

The study 'Universal accessibility in urbanised public spaces and buildings in Spain' analyses the current state of accessibility in several Spanish cities, providing a series of good practices that can serve as a reference for town councils to improve urban mobility.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

SUMI: fostering long-term commitment to sustainable urban mobility indicators in Europe

As cities continue to work towards achieving Europe’s policy goals, it is becoming increasingly important that systems for monitoring and reporting progress are put in place. Through making use of sustainable urban mobility indicators, policymakers will be able to assess the success of current mobility measures, as well as ensuring that upcoming solutions are tailored to respond to the issues which are most pertinent to the cities in question.

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By Amalia Ochoa / Updated: 08 Apr 2019

Webinar on Green Public Procurement of Road Transport - 12 April 2019

Road transport is responsible for around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU), and is a major source of air pollution. What can be done through public procurement to lessen the impacts that road transport has on our environment and health?

New guidance developed by the European Commission on green public procurement (GPP) and selected best practice from the public sector will be presented and discussed during this webinar.

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Date & time: Thursday 12 April 2019, 10:30 – 12:00 (Central European Time, Brussels time)

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 02 Apr 2019

Gdynia, finalist of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities

This video features information about on Gdynia, a finalist in the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities.

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning. The jury was impressed by Gdynia’s strong programme of activities promoting the use of public transport.

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By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 11 Apr 2019

Greater Manchester: Using SUMP to make urban mobility multimodal

Greater Manchester was recently awarded the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award), which focused on multimodality, during the European Sustainable Mobility Award Ceremony held in Brussels on 21 March 2019. From the three SUMP Award finalists (which included Basel and Dresden), the British metropolitan area proved to have the most developed concept and ambitious targets in achieving a multimodal transport system covering both the inner city and the outer territories of the metropolitan area, and also demonstrated its strong support to the use of active modes.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Mar 2019

Lisbon, Lindau and Greater Manchester win EU sustainable mobility awards

Yesterday evening the European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2018, and the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium). 

Lisbon was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities, with Lindau taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 7th SUMP Award was won by Greater Manchester.  Click on the following video links to view this years finalists in action:

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 20 Mar 2019

Urban and metropolitan adaptation to Climate Change

The European urban context faces new issues related to climate change, such as record-breaking heatwaves, pollution peaks and waste management. A number of solutions to fight against climate change and mitigate it in the best conditions are thought out locally, at municipal level.

This conference will present local solutions to these issues. Key topics include:

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 21 Feb 2019

Murcia city buses are the first in Spain to be accessible to blind and visually impaired people

A new system of digital markers in the Spanish city of Murcia makes it easier for visually impaired people to locate bus stops. Users can also receive information on their smartphone about the crossing times of the lines at the desired stop. The signage and mobile App system have been applied to guarantee accessibility to public transport for visually impaired people.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 01 May 2019