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 Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 24 Sep 2019

3rd International Conference on Smart Applications and Data Analysis for Smart Cities 2020

The 3rd International Conference on Smart Applications and Data Analysis for Smart Cities 2020 (also known as SADASC'20) will bring together researchers and industry professionals in a collaborative smart cities discussion. The two day conference will include invited keynotes, oral presentations and opportunities for networking with smart city experts. The third SADASC conference will continue to address key issues and introduce innovative ideas concerning smart cities, as it has done in previous years. 

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 16 Sep 2019
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

Nordic Smart Cities

City leaders need new ways of thinking about planning, designing and building our cities - putting the citizen and liveability at the heart of all future projects, developments, and transformations. Every city or municipality is different, with different challenges and a different culture - for cities to become really smart they must embrace their unique context. 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

IT-TRANS 2020

IT-TRANS is one of the leading intelligent urban transport systems conferences where the sector meet to exhange, discuss and invent digital solutions. Experts from around the globe will address key issues such as artifical intelligence and internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, on-demand and shared mobility, data ownership and mobility as a service (MaaS).

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Sep 2019

The positive influence of the SUMP on travel behaviour in Bremen (short video)

Dr. Joachim Lohse, Bremen’s Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Mobility explains how Bremen have managed mobility in Bremen, encouraging active travel over the use of private vehicles - and promoting the use of car sharing schemes as an alternative to private vehicle ownership.

This 45-second video is accompanied by a longer video with additional details. 

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Oct 2019

The positive influence of the SUMP on travel behaviour in Bremen (long video)

The city of Bremen Bremen has managed to fulfil EU Air Quality requirements and has the lowest concentration of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) compared to other large German cities. 

In addition, Bremen has the highest cycling mode share of large German cities, focusing the objectives of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan to shift priority to cyclists. As a result, the city achieves an active travel mode share of 23%. In total, private vehicles only account for 36% of modal share with the majority of journeys carried out using active travel modes (48%) or on public transport (16%).

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By fabiotomasi / Updated: 18 Sep 2019

Sustainable mobility in MED tourist destinations

Take a journey through the concrete experiences of small and large Mediterranean port cities (Ravenna, Lisbon, Sète, Limassol, Portimão) on 19 September 2019. The event will explore different voices and perspectives (tourist associations, cruise lines, local institutions) celebrating a participatory and constructive path.
By gregorysmith / Updated: 04 Oct 2019

Case study on effect of the machine learning on congestion handling, Debrecen, Hungary

This case study, produced by the Engineering Faculty, Mechatronical Department at Debrecen University shows the results of the KnK Venturi Traffic Optimisation Machine Learning (ML) System on a given traffic problem. The solution provided by machine learning demonstrates the problem-solving capabilities of new technologies.

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By jpulmuranta / Updated: 29 Aug 2019

Webinar: Inclusion of suburban/peripheral neighbourhoods in sustainable mobility planning

Suburban/peripheral areas today receive less attention than urban areas when it comes to sustainable mobility solutions and policies. Suburban areas show a high demand for mobility, for example, from daily commuters travelling into city centres on a daily basis. Therefore, adequate measures and solutions should be implemented to fulfil the high level of demand.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 03 Sep 2019

Zhytomyr is the first Ukrainian city to adopt a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)

Forward-looking, integrated mobility planning is a key tool to address urban challenges and ensure a more sustainable urban future in a strategic and meaningful way. On 20 June 2019, the city of Zhytomyr in the Ukraine adopted their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) to become the first Ukrainian city with an officially approved Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).

The Zhytomyr SUMP defines six priorities for mobility development within the city:

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