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Appraisals of urban mobility schemes are crucial to assess the expected benefits of particular schemes, determine their suitability to meet policy objectives and to prioritise them.

 
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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 Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

1st Meeting of the Cities of Free Transport

More and more cities in Europe have taken the decision to provide free public transport for residents - or are currently trialling such a scheme. 

This meeting in Dunkirk on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September 2018, offers a focal point for city municipalities and all stakeholders with an interest in the initiatives.

With a range of speakers from European cities - and further afield, the meeting presents an opportunity to network and share experiences.

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 Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Impact Analysis of Car-Sharing Services and User Behaviour Delivers Interesting Findings in Bremen

 

In 2017, the City of Bremen commissioned the Berlin Institute to carry out an impact analysis of shared mobility in Bremen as part of the SHARE-North project. Results of the study are now available in German (with an English language version currently being produced). 

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By rswa178 / Updated: 08 May 2018

New CIVITAS SUMPs-Up manuals give advice on SUMP measure selection

Despite more Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) support and knowledge appearing for local authorities in recent years, SUMP take-up has remained relatively slow. There is a requirement for a more systematic understanding of and support for SUMP development and implementation.

Three new manuals from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up help fulfil this need. They provide guidance in a topic crucial to SUMP development - measure selection for and the integration of measure packages into a SUMP.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

SUMPs-Up Manuals for SUMP measure selection

Despite increases in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) support and knowledge for local authorities in recent years, SUMP take-up has remained relatively slow. There is a requirement for a more systematic understanding of and support for SUMP development and implementation.

Three manuals from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up (member of the Coordinating Group of the European Platform on SUMPs) help fulfil this need. They provide guidance in a topic crucial to SUMP development - measure selection for and the integration of measure packages into a SUMP.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 19 Feb 2018

Urban transport roadmaps: a web-based tool to help cities develop sustainable mobility strategies

A new web-based tool has become available to help city authorities plan sustainable transport policy measures.

The tool is the result of the European Urban Transport Roadmaps study, supported by European Commission. The tool provides cities with the ability to identify and explore different transport policies and measures to address key challenges related to their transport systems.

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By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities: Yearly Mapping Report September 2017

This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international level to foster sustainable urban development. In addition, it presents a detailed overview of budget of Horizon 2020 and the past three research Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5) committed to city-related projects.

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By News Editor / Updated: 17 Oct 2017

European Commission study examines Urban Vehicle Access Regulations

The European Commission recently published a study on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR) that aims to assist policy makers in their implementation.

UVARs are measures that regulate vehicular access to urban infrastructure. Examples include congestion charging, low-emission zones (LEZ), and restrictions on certain types of vehicles.                                      

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By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 23 Oct 2017

A Cycling Kilometric Allowance in France

In 2017, France launched a new action plan dedicated to active travel (walking and cycling). Part of this was a Cycling Kilometric Allowance for commuters cycling to work.

Those using their own bike receive €0.25 per kilometre cycled and up to €200 annually. This amount is exempt from both companies' social security contributions and taxes (the allowance was first trialled with private companies).

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