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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 Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Apr 2019

Modal choice in a multimodal transport system

This conference concludes the Conference of European Directors of Roads' (CEDR) Transnational Road Research Programme “User Needs in a multimodal context”, which funded the ISAAC and STTRIDE projects. The ISAAC consortium developed evidence-based recommendations to encourage a modal shift towards walking and cycling, whilst STTRIDE addresses how to use technological advances to deliver modal shifts. 

The aim of the conference is to build knowledge and guidance on how to promote multimodality in the transport system. The conference will consider the following questions:

By rswa178 / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up webinar: The SUMP action plan and how to gain political commitment to it

How do you ensure the implementation of measures in a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP)? How do you engage decision makers in the SUMP process?

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up's fourth webinar for mobility practitioners will explore these crucial questions by focusing on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

SUMI: fostering long-term commitment to sustainable urban mobility indicators in Europe

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As cities continue to work towards achieving Europe’s policy goals, it is becoming increasingly important that systems for monitoring and reporting progress are put in place. Through making use of sustainable urban mobility indicators, policymakers will be able to assess the success of current mobility measures, as well as ensuring that upcoming solutions are tailored to respond to the issues which are most pertinent to the cities in question.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 09 Apr 2019

Progress in Biomethane-Mobility

Progress in Biomethane-Mobility is an international conference responding to the issues facing individual mobility. The conference will respond to the following questions:

  • Where are we heading with combustion engine vehicles?
  • Is the shift towards electric vehicles really the solution to our challenges in terms of emissions and high fuel prices?
  • Are we not shifting our emission problems to other industry sectors – away from the fossil industry and towards the exploitation of rare earth elements?

Attend the conference to discuss:

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 02 Apr 2019

Palma, finalist of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities

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This video features content about the Spanish city of Palma, a finalist in the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities.

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning.

The jury was impressed by Palma's decision to hold two Car-Free Days to highlight the urban space that could be gained without vehicles.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 11 Apr 2019

Greater Manchester: Using SUMP to make urban mobility multimodal

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Greater Manchester was recently awarded the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award), which focused on multimodality, during the European Sustainable Mobility Award Ceremony held in Brussels on 21 March 2019. From the three SUMP Award finalists (which included Basel and Dresden), the British metropolitan area proved to have the most developed concept and ambitious targets in achieving a multimodal transport system covering both the inner city and the outer territories of the metropolitan area, and also demonstrated its strong support to the use of active modes.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Apr 2019

Register now for the CIVITAS Forum 2019

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Registration for this year's CIVITAS Forum Conference is now open! This edition of Europe's leading sustainable mobility event is taking place from 2-4 October in Graz, Austria.

This year marks a homecoming for CIVITAS - the very first Forum took place in Austria's second city in 2003. Yet mobility never stands still. The situation in Graz is very different compared to 16 years ago, like in many cities around Europe.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Apr 2019

Policy Recommendations - Boosting SUMP Take-Up in EU Cities

This leaflet provides a series of succinct policy recommendations to local authorities, Member States and the EU on how to foster SUMP take-up in cities in Europe.

Recommendations are divided into five thematic areas, which are further categorised according to the level of political actor that they apply to.

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By Youris.com / Updated: 28 Mar 2019

Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology

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5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming

Long-touted advances of smart cities may finally become reality with the increases to wireless network speeds and bandwidths promised by the switch to 5G. Seamless integration of our homes, cities and utilities can change the way we interact with everything from grocery stores to doctors.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Mar 2019

Lisbon, Lindau and Greater Manchester win EU sustainable mobility awards

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Yesterday evening the European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2018, and the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium). 

Lisbon was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities, with Lindau taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 7th SUMP Award was won by Greater Manchester.  Click on the following video links to view this years finalists in action: