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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 Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Future of Transport - how do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Smart City for the Citizens 2019

This year, the Smart City for the Citizens conference will focus on data and AI as game changers for cities today and in the future. 

Key topics will include:

  • How to harness the value of urban data
  • Last mile mobility
  • Using AI to analyse and classify the traffic flow of cities
  • Connected infrastructure: essential for the adoption of autonomous vehicles

Attend the conference to hear from experts, such as:

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Aug 2019

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019

The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019 will be held in Graz, Austria, from 2-4 October 2019. The 17th edition of Europe's top sustainable urban mobility event will gather the leading figures in the field from across the continent and beyond.

Due to high demand, the CIVITAS Forum has now reached full capacity. Apart from speakers and moderators, new registrants will join a waiting list. However, there are still ways to participate in the Forum from afar.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

Sweden to invest in night trains to continental Europe

The Swedish government has announced a 4.7 million euro investment in night-time rail connections to continental Europe.

Over the past few decades, night-time train services have been cut across Europe due to the harsh competition from budget airlines and high-speed trains, which have made overnight train rides unnecessary on most routes.

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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.

Sign up today!

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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