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Updates from EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK including lessons learnt from the 8th SUMP Award Winners

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An update on EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK's latest news including an interview with 8th SUMP winner city of Brussels. Language English

Calling Europe’s innovation leaders to join the EIT Governing Board

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The European Institute of Innovations & Technology (EIT) has opened The Call of Expression of Interest for academics, innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers to join its Governing Board. Language English

Contribute now to the draft Action Plans of the EU Urban Agenda

Gio, 06/08/2020 - 10:52
Stakeholders are invited to answer a series of questionnaires on the Partnerships on Security in Public Spaces and Culture/Cultural Heritage draft action plans, until 9 September 2020. Language English

European funds for sustainable recovery projects in the Province of Trento

Gio, 06/08/2020 - 10:50

The Autonomous Province of Trento in Italy will receive €300 million financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to distribute loans to municipalities and public entities in need of funding for sustainable public investments and for economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement was signed on 21 July 2020 and  €160 million in loans for eligible measures has already been provided.

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Don’t miss out on Urban Mobility Days 2020!

Mar, 04/08/2020 - 17:58

A reminder that the registration for Urban Mobility Days 2020, the European Commission’s first large-scale digital urban mobility conference, is now open! 

The conference takes place from 29 September - 2 October 2020. 

On 29 September you can join us to find out and contribute to discussions about:

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Call for members to join the CIVITAS Policy Advisory Committee

Lun, 03/08/2020 - 11:34
Politicians from member cities of the CIVITAS Forum Network are invited to apply to join the new CIVITAS Policy Advisory Committee by 10 September 2020. Language English

UITP has published a study on mobility post-COVID-19

Lun, 03/08/2020 - 09:42
UITP has published a study highlighting more than 100 planned and ongoing measures being implemented to capitalise on the momentum to deliver changes to urban mobility systems. Language English

European Commission launches competition to reward next Green Capital

Lun, 03/08/2020 - 09:35
The European Commission launches the competition for larger cities to become the European Green Capital 2023, and the competition for smaller cities to win the European Green Leaf 2022. Language English

Warsaw to have its first 'woonerf' in place by the end of 2020

Mer, 29/07/2020 - 09:01

The Polish capital, Warsaw, is to implement its first 'woonerf' neighbourhood by the end of 2020.

The term 'woonerf' is a Dutch word, which increasingly appears outside of the Netherlands, such as in the Greek city of Serres and soon in the Polish capital. The idea of a 'woonerf' is popular these days, since it refers to designing streets for living with space for people and walking instead of focusing on cars.

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E-scooter pilot programme introduced on the Amalfi Coast

Lun, 27/07/2020 - 10:11
The Amalfi Coast Tourism District has launched a shared electric scooter pilot programme. The pilot will last for the next three months. Language English

Innovative ways to involve local people in mobility planning – cities.multimodal partners tested them!

Lun, 27/07/2020 - 10:00

As everywhere in Europe, the majority of cities throughout the Baltic Sea Region struggle with high inner-city traffic volumes causing severe congestion, poor air quality, noise, and high CO2 emissions, consequently reducing accessibility, putting road safety at risk, increasing health problems and reducing the quality of life.

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Survey launched on using satellite data for sustainable urban mobility

Lun, 27/07/2020 - 09:58
The European Satellite Systems Agency and the Horizon 2020 Ariadna project have launched a survey to understand cities' views on the role of satellite data in supporting urban mobility post COVID-19. Language English

ITS and Bicycle: Corona-proof Cycling

Ven, 24/07/2020 - 10:03

As a result of the Corona crisis, The Netherlands are now living in a 1.5-metre society. Now that an increasing number of activities outside the home are allowed to take place, individual mobility will slowly increase again. In the immediate future, this will mainly be done by car and bicycle, as the capacity of public transport remains limited for the time being. At the same time, more activities are making a greater claim of public space.

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Online voting for Austria’s VCÖ Mobility Award 2020 is open!

Mer, 22/07/2020 - 07:53
Austria's VCÖ has opened public online voting for its annual award to recognise ideas, concepts and achievements in the area of sustainable mobility. Voting is open until 27 July 2020! Language English

Italy provides funds to improve urban cycling mobility

Mar, 21/07/2020 - 09:05
Italy has allocated €137.2 million for the design and construction of urban cycle routes, bike parking stations and other interventions to improve the safety of cycling in Italian cities. Language English

Vilnius' new trafffic plan enters into force to cut car traffic in Old Town

Lun, 20/07/2020 - 12:55
The city of Vilnius has launched its new traffic plan in order to better manage traffic in its historic centre, the Old Town. From the 7 July 2020 onwards, vehicles can only navigate the city in four loops that cover the entire historic city centre. Language English

Brussels aims to encourage the use of cargo bicycles

Lun, 20/07/2020 - 09:35
Brussels is to invest €5.8 million into promoting cargo bikes in one of the EU's 11 new Urban Innovative Actions projects. Language English

Registration is now open for Urban Mobility Days 2020!

Ven, 17/07/2020 - 10:22
Registration is now open for the European Commission’s first large-scale digital urban mobility conference! Urban Mobility Days (UMD) will take place from 29 September to 2 October 2020 and offer the opportunity to learn how to turn the theme of the conference – ‘zero-emission mobility for all’ – into reality. Language English

SASMOB collects traffic data in Szeged – and shows the impacts of COVID on mobility

Gio, 16/07/2020 - 15:14

As part of the SASMOB project, the City of Szeged – a CIVITAS Award-recognised champion of sustainable mobility in Hungary – is working on an intelligent data-driven municipal response system, which will help optimise urban mobility services and provide better information to users and commuters.

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Apply now for the CIVITAS Awards 2020!

Mer, 15/07/2020 - 09:23
CIVITAS cities are invited to apply for some of Europe's most prestigious prizes for sustainable urban mobility. Prizes are available in two main categories - the “CIVTAS Legacy” award and the "CIVITAS Resilience" award. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 2 September 2020 Language English