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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: 17 Oct 2018

Europe's top two-wheeled cities to share and inspire cycling excellence in HANDSHAKE project

HANDSHAKE, a new CIVITAS project, will support the take-up and transfer of successful cycling measures developed by three world-class cycling cities - Copenhagen (Denmark), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), and Munich (Germany) - to ten other cities across the EU.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 08 Oct 2018

TUCTE 18: Towards User-centric Transport in Europe

Enabling seamless and sustainable mobility for all​

Increasingly, social and environmental trends are posing new challenges to the transport sector in Europe. This paradigm shift in mobility and transport calls for disruptive technologies and multimodal solutions.

Mobility4EU established a Vision and Action plan for the future of transport in Europe in 2030 based on the identification and assessment of societal challenges that will influence future transport demand.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Oct 2018
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 02 Oct 2018

Glider, Belfast's new BRT system turned operational

As of this month, Belfasts new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), dubbed “Glider”, has become operational. It operates along corridors in the east and west of the city with buses scheduled to run every seven to eight minutes. According to Translink – the public transport operator  -  the new service offers high quality service providing people with better access to jobs, hospitals, shops, schools, colleges, and entertainment.

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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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