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Intermodal transport refers to the use of at least two different modes of transport during one door-to-door journey. The level of integration in terms of ownership, operation or usability is an important aspect of intermodality. Improving intermodal transport requires the development of seamless integrated transport chains.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 24 Apr 2018

Urban Mobility Index ranks 100 global cities

Arthur D Little recently released their Future of mobility 3.0 report, which considers recent societal and technological trends alongside new mobility solutions. The report also updates the Arthur D Little’s Urban Mobility Index, increasing the scope of the index to 100 cities and expanding the assessment criteria. The index scores cities using 27 indicators to assess mobility in urban areas according to ‘maturity’, ‘innovativeness’ and ‘performance’.

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Shared mobility enabling MaaS in Milan’s SUMP

The city of Milan has just adopted its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan after 3.5 years of preparation. The process involved several public consultations under the supervision of a Scientific Steering Committee. The SUMP is based on an appropriate Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and a Cost Benefit Analysis. The Plan aims at reshaping Milan’s overall mobility over the next 10 years, redefining the boundaries of the metropolitan city and serving large suburban areas.

By Sabine Herms / Updated: 20 Mar 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 08 Mar 2018

Free movement of people: Basel tram connects Switzerland, France and Germany

In December, the Swiss town of Basel opened a new tram track to Saint Louis in the French part of its agglomeration. Two years ago, Basel had already connected its tram network to the adjacent German town of Weil am Rhein. It is unique that an urban tram network covers three countries.

Basel’s agglomeration covers Switzerland, France and Germany, and hence, urban mobility planning should connect the three. Therefore, the opening of tram 3 to Saint Louis is an important part of agglomeration’s mobility strategy.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 08 Mar 2018
By Angelo Meuleman / Updated: 13 Feb 2018

Shared Mobility Rocks

Shared mobility on main stage! Because where does shared mobility come into its own better than on stage? The international event SHARED MOBILITY ROCKS immerses the audience in a full program of keynotes, panel discussions and jam sessions, glued together seamlessly with solid rock songs. March 21st is 100% shared mobility. Because shared mobility becomes the sound of the coming years, and of the future, and is ready to pound the doors of our mobility.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 07 Feb 2018

Aarhus commuters travel light

The City of Aarhus has inaugurated the first part of its light rail network, the Aarhus Letbane. On 21 December, it opened the first phase the network, a 12-kilometer loop that services 12 stations. The light rail replaces existing bus lines, and thereby reduces noise and pollution. At the same time, the light rail is expected to drive urban development, thanks to a better connection between nieghbourhoods and the city.

By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Terrassa Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan 2016-2021

The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elderly and disabled people.

By Teije Gorris / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

Valletta: securing political and stakeholder commitment for a SUMP (Malta)

In recent years, mobility patterns in Malta - especially in the Valletta region - have changed significantly. This is due to various reasons: public transport redevelopment; rising employment; an improved economy; and the increase in (predominantly car-oriented) personal mobility.

A SUMP is being developed for Valletta - Malta's capital city - and the surrounding region in order to encourage a shift towards sustainable mobility.  

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 18 Jan 2018