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Effective policies and measures require the involvement and ownership of stakeholders, including the wider public. A strategy that includes the public and stakeholders can help cities undertake effective reviews and host discussions that can strengthen urban mobility plans and enable greater chances of success.

 
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By Fred Dotter / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

CIVITAS PROSPERITY: SUMP National Training event gets Hungarian cities engaged in sustainable transportation planning

From 04-07 June the city of Szeged hosted the SUMP National Training for Hungarian cities in the CIVITAS PROSPERITY project. Participants were able to gain a complete understanding of sustainable mobility planning, long run achievements and could question experts from countries and cities with greater experience in sustainable mobility planning.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 23 Jul 2018

How to get involved with the 'European Day without a Road Death' project

 

In 2018, for the third year in a row, project EDWARD (the European Day without a Road Death) will take place; this year's event will be held on 19th September 2018 during the European Mobility Week. The objective of the campaign, launched by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) and supported by the European Commission, is that no one should die on European roads on EDWARD Day.

In the period leading up to EDWARD, the project wants all road users to think about the risks they face, the risks they may pose to others and how they can go about reducing those risks.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Mar 2019

Stockholm: Achieving sustainable mobility using urban vehicle access regulations

Stockholm is recognised as a pioneer of using urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs) to reduce congestion, improve air quality and promote alternative transport modes within the city centre. The city ranked second worldwide in the Urban Mobility Index presented in the Arthur D Little Future of Mobility report 3.0, which was published in April 2018. Stockholm scored 57.1% compared with the worldwide average of 42.3% and was very close to the first-place city, Singapore, which achieved 59.3%.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Draft programme released for CIVITAS Forum 2018

The draft programme for the 2018 CIVITAS Forum Conference has been published!

Spanning three days, this year’s programme features over 25 parallel sessions. These are split into two types, namely thematic and take-up transfer sessions.

Thematic sessions focus on the most urgent current mobility topics and provide participants with the opportunity to discover and discuss outstanding examples of work across and beyond the CIVITAS Initiative.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 10 Jul 2018

New research reveals UK motorists underestimate benefits of electric driving

New research published recently by Go Ultra Low has revealed that there is confusion amongst the British public when it comes to pure electric cars, with many unaware of the benefits around performance, charging and cost.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 10 Jul 2018

The UK's largest cycling and walking network to be created in Manchester

Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner, has unveiled an innovative new plan to create a city-region-wide cycling and walking network made up of more than 1,000 miles of routes, including 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes.

The ‘Beelines’ network will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK and has been developed with all 10 Greater Manchester local authorities.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 18 Jun 2018

London's Oxford Street pedestrianisation scrapped at final hour

 

Westminster Council, the local authority responsible for central London, has cancelled plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street, one of the capital's main shopping streets. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called the decision a “betrayal”.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2018 - Europe's top sustainable urban mobility prizes

Applications are now open for this year's CIVITAS Awards! Towns and cities - submit your entries by 13 July 2018 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.

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By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Manchester SUMP: a user centric and ambitious approach setting the path for the next 20 years

The Transport Strategy 2040, from Greater Manchester (GM) Authority sets a mutually supportive transport and spatial policy framework to effectively accommodate growth to 2040, to meet GM’s aims of economic and social policy. GM’s Transport Vision strives for world-class connections that are not an end unto themselves, but a means to achieve wider policy goals of long-term, sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Jun 2018