Urban mobility planning

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Good planning helps choosing and designing the right measures, or packages of measures, for a city’s particular transport context, and getting them off the ground.

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life - can play a big role in this regard. To discover more about these plans, visit the dedicated Mobility Plans section on Eltis.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By jessdonnelly / Updated: 14 Dec 2020

Eltis newsletter - December 2020

This month, we highlight the new European Commission Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and European Climate Pact, alongside the Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI) benchmarking tool.

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By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 11 Dec 2014

Bristol invites public to imagine, and then decide on, the future of their city

There is no one path to realising more sustainable mobility, as evident by the wide-variety of transport measures on offer that can lower emissions, reduce pollution and create greener urban areas. But with limited budgets and the knowledge that infrastructural change can majorly alter the character of a city, how should local leaders prioritise one measure over another? And how can citizens be involved in this decision making process, granting them a real sense of ownership over the process?

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By Eltis Team / Updated: 11 Aug 2015

EC Urban Mobility Video

The Urban Mobility Video is a three-minute film that explains the approach of the European Commission about urban mobility. It starts with a problem-setting part in which, without voice-over, difficult urban mobility situation are shown in slow motion: a cyclist hit by a car, a woman in a crowded bus that has to brake suddenly, a man in his car who can't stand the traffic jams, emissions and noise anymore, pedestrians who do not have enough space to walk on the pavement etc.

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By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 11 Jan 2021

The INCLUSION project launches guidance for a fair(er) transport system

Over the last three years, the EU-funded INCLUSION project has been addressing the challenges of accessibility to public transport in peripheral, peri-urban and rural areas. The experience of the project resulted in three key publications, which will provide valuable guidance to local authorities, planners and practitioners that strive to make mobility more inclusive, accessible and fair for all types of user.
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By Conall Martin / Updated: 12 Jan 2021

STF adopts report on recommendations for public authorities for electric recharging infrastructure

The Sustainable Transport Forum (STF) adopts report "Recommendations for public authorities for procuring, awarding concessions, licences and/or granting support for electric recharging infrastructure for passenger cars and vans".
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By lbrunner / Updated: 12 Jan 2021
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 23 Dec 2020
By rswa178 / Updated: 16 Dec 2020

New CIVITAS e-publication reveals daring mobility measures in seven cities

Learning from your city peers as if you were visiting them - how is that supposed to work during a global health pandemic?

As traditional face-to-face peer exchanges could not be organised this year, CIVITAS collaborated with cities to be daring and re-invent ways of exchanging knowledge and learning from each other.

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By Conall Martin / Updated: 11 Dec 2020