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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: 06 Feb 2019

New fact sheets detail mobility innovations in five European cities

A set of fact sheets have been launched that showcase innovative mobility measures currently being implemented in Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden), and Turku (Finland). They have been produced as part of the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Dec 2018

Luxembourg to make public transport free

Luxembourg is planning to make all modes of public transport free to use. Xavier Bettel, leader of the country’s recently re-elected government, has pledged to remove fares on buses, trains and trams from the beginning of the summer of 2019. This follows Estonia's decision to make it possible for its counties to make public transport free to use.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 10 Jul 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Covenant of Mayors webinar - Financing sustainable mobility

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy are hosting a webinar on financing sustainable mobility. If you're a city, region or province aiming to contribute towards the fight against climate change or air pollution through sustainable mobility, this webinar will offer a broad insight into the tools you need to employ. Alternatively, if you're a local authority already implementing activities on sustainable mobility, attend the webinar to learn more about financial tools and solutions.  

By Yannick Bousse / Updated: 05 Dec 2018

Launch Event: GECKO - Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems

The GECKO consortium is pleased to announce the Launch Event of the Horizon 2020 funded project Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems on Monday 10 December 2018 (15:00-17:30) at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium.

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Nov 2018

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Webinar - “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”

As part of its package of learning activities for mobility practitioners, CIVITAS SUMPs-Up is organising its first webinar on Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30 CET.

This will look at the topic of “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”. It will include a detailed presentation from the project's SUMP experts on the best tools to assist with the process of beginning a SUMP.

Following this, Kristina Gaučė from the city of Vilnius, Lithuania, will present a case study on their experiences of starting up the SUMP process.

The agenda can be found below.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 13 Nov 2018

A Bus Safety Standard to be introduced in London on all new vehicles by 2024

The red, double-decker London bus is a well-known feature of the United Kingdom's capital city. It is estimated that around 6.5 million passengers are transported every day on London buses, and they are a vital service for the old, young, disabled and lower-income London residents.

A new Bus Safety Standard, which details bus safety requirements that all bus operators will need to endorse up to 2024, has been published by TfL (London Transport Authority) and comes as part of an approach to reach zero deaths on or by a bus in London by 2030.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Nov 2018

UK Bus Summit 2019

The 5th annual UK Bus Summit will take place in London in February 2019. Taking place in Westminster, the summit aims to elevate the importance of buses in local and national transportation decision-making. The event provides the opportunity to compare and contrast bus policies throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This year the focus will be on 'The Future of Mobility', the need for a long-term bus investment strategy, air quality and methods for encouraging passengers to switch to buses as a primary mode of transport.

By Carlos Gómez / Updated: 01 Nov 2018

Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress

This is the first edition of an international event that aims to lead a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the cities of the 21st century.

More than 40 speakers are expected to participate, who will address the main strategic aspects for the construction and consolidation of sustainable urban mobility systems, around three thematic axes:

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Oct 2018

Turkey’s participation in EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018

The Union of Municipalities of Turkey were appointed as the National Coordinator of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (EMW) in Turkey for 2018 and received support from the EU Delegation in their efforts to increase awareness and participation in events and activities. The efforts paid off, with 92 registered actions across 26 Turkish cities who participated this year, compared to 7 cities in 2017 and only 1 city in 2016.

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