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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: 20 Feb 2019

rEVolution 2019

Attend rEVolution 2019 to join the thousands of cleantech experts, that have joined forces to create sustainable solutions for mobility. rEVolution is the annual networking and idea-sharing conference for the mobility industry and beyond, connecting over 1000 mobility thought leaders from around the world.

This year, the conference challenges experts to create better solutions and bigger collaborations that will accelerate the transition towards a zero-emission future.

The key topics include:

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 18 Feb 2019

Umeå announces new freight transport strategy

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The city of Umeå, in northern Sweden, has developed its first integrated freight plan for the city centre. With a population of around 85 000, Umeå is the largest urban community in northern Sweden. Due to a fast-growing population and the boom of e-commerce, the city centre has been facing increasing traffic problems linked with the delivery of goods and services. A clear strategy for sustainable urban freight in the city centre was therefore essential.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 14 Feb 2019

Netherlands to develop “metro-like” urban rail system to handle up to 40 percent growth in public transport until 2040

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Trains should run every ten minutes between nine large cities. Passengers should be able to change seamlessly from the train on the metro, tram or bicycle. All public transport will be zero-emission and customer satisfaction ratings should reach an average of eight out of ten.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 14 Feb 2019

The InnovaSUMP project moves from theory to practice

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The “Innovations in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans for low-carbon urban transport” project (acronym “InnovaSUMP”) held a joint meeting on action plans in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The main focus of the InnovaSUMP meeting in Thessaloniki was to facilitate the exchange of experiences, best practice and theoretical insights of partners from the first phase of the InnovaSUMP project. This activity will then support the application of solutions into the SUMPs of each city partner in the second phase of the project, starting in the summer of 2019.

By EUSPM / Updated: 14 Feb 2019

European Startup Prize for Mobility Reveals Top 150

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Following the call for submissions launched on 13 December last year, 600 European startups entered the second edition of the European Startup Prize for Mobility, with the aim of becoming the European mobility champions of tomorrow. Supported by both the European Parliament and the European Commission, the programme aims to promote European startups developing sustainable, safe and inclusive mobility innovations in Europe and beyond.

By Bronwen Thornton / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

Walk21 Rotterdam CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

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Now is the time to submit your ideas, papers and projects for the foremost global event about walking in Rotterdam. The event theme is; PUTTING PEDESTRIANS FIRST: Smart, Healthy and for Everyone! The submission deadline for the Call for Contributions is 22 February 2019

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

Cycling in Europe: Celebrating success in a Champion city - Malmö, Sweden

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The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) has produced guidance to support the design and implementation of cycling projects in Member States. This new guidance builds on existing city and national-level information to provide a coherent and ‘universal’ set of guidelines that will be relevant to a range of different cities and environments.  

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 06 Feb 2019
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

Trikala: pioneering urban mobility solutions

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The City of Trikala is built upon an ancient agricultural settlement and has evolved over time into a modern, forward-thinking city. With over 85 000 residents, the city centre covers a small area which is intersected by natural features (the Rivers Lithaios and Agiamoniotis) as well as railway tracks, creating urban mobility challenges as transport routes funnel over narrow crossing points. 

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

Cycling in Europe: Celebrating success in a starter city - Águeda, Portugal

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The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) has produced guidance to support the design and implementation of cycling projects in the Member States. This new guidance builds on the existing city and national-level information to provide a coherent and ‘universal’ set of guidelines that will be relevant to a range of different cities and environments.