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Spain is planning low emission zones for all towns of over 50,000

Lun, 16/12/2019 - 09:28

All towns in Spain with more than 50,000 inhabitants would have to set up low emission zones, if the plans of the largest party in Spain are put in place. While negotiations about a possible coalition are ongoing, the plans are timed to come into effect with the formal installation in power of the new government.

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Developments in Shared Mobility - TRIMIS Insights

Gio, 12/12/2019 - 16:04
The Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) is a portal run on behalf of the European Commission, which captures the latest research in the transport sector across Europe. The TRIMIS Digest provides a snapshot of the latest trends in transport, with Issue 11 focusing on developments in shared mobility. This article provides an overview of the key themes outlined by the Digest. Language English

Choosing the most impressive MOBILITY ACTION 2019

Mer, 11/12/2019 - 15:53

This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK saw a record 1,028 MOBILITYACTIONs from businesses, schools, NGOs and other organisations across Europe.

Five of those have been nominated for the title of Best MOBILITYACTION 2019, and you can help to choose the winner. To win the competition, the nominee needs to get the highest number of points overall.

The nominees are:

1) Literary Competition on the Theme "Walk to the end of the city" (Bulgaria)

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Warsaw wins 2020 Access City Award

Mar, 10/12/2019 - 11:46
The city of Warsaw has been awarded the 2020 Access City Award, the European Prize for cities accessible to people with disabilities and elderly people. Language English

Polis releases discussion paper on shared micromobility

Mar, 10/12/2019 - 09:37

Polis has published a discussion paper on shared micromobility. The document, entitled "Macro managing micromobility", was launched on 27 November during the Annual Conference of Polis, a network of cities and regions working on transport innovation.

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Dublin trials smart radar detectors to give cyclists longer at junctions

Lun, 09/12/2019 - 10:30

In the past few years, the number of cyclists in the Irish capital Dublin has been increasing steadily. Dublin City Council has been trialling the use of smart radar detectors to better count the number of cyclists in the city and to help cyclists travel more safely through the city. The initiative contributes to Dublin City Council’s objective of optimising traffic signals for all modes of transport.

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Barcelona plans for low emission zone by giving out free public transport cards

Lun, 09/12/2019 - 10:17

From the start of 2020, the Spanish city of Barcelona and its adjacent municipalities, will ban the most polluting vehicles from their roads on weekdays between 7.00 and 20.00. This will affect around 50,000 cars and motorbikes whose owners would face heavy fines if they are caught using their vehicle on the area's roads.

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EU's goal is to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050

Ven, 06/12/2019 - 12:30
European Green Deal announced at COP 25: The European Commission's goal is for Europe to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 Language English

Study carried out by Omio ranks inner-city mobility in main European cities

Ven, 06/12/2019 - 12:19

A study carried out by Omio, a travel platform and app that allows users to book long-distance travel by train, bus or plane throughout the continent, has analysed the transport options chosen by users in Europe. The analysis was carried out at the main European destinations. Influencing factors include the distribution and prices of public transport tickets, such as tramways, buses, trains and the availability and prices of shared transport means, such as taxis, bicycles, e-scooters, and motorcycles.

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Development of gamification elements for higher attractiveness of cycling infrastructure

Mer, 04/12/2019 - 14:00

Based on research which analysed the user group segmentation of cyclists, the project INSPIRe aims to develop and test gamification approaches to increase user motivation for cycling. The specific aim is to overcome possible “motivation killers” like hills or stop-and-go traffic situations.

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Indoor Air Pollution: The worrying facts

Mer, 04/12/2019 - 12:35

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is currently one of the most significant and progressive risks to human health around the world.

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New call for tender – ‘User-friendly Information Tool on Urban and Regional Vehicle Access Regulation Schemes’

Mar, 03/12/2019 - 12:57

In light of the rapid development of UVARs in the EU, an information tool is considered by the European parliament to be a useful instrument for citizens travelling within the EU.

Consequently, DG MOVE has announced a new preparatory action with the general objective to foster the real-time information of road users about urban and regional access schemes.

The specific objective of this tender is to:

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Cities and regions call for paradigm shift in road safety policy

Mar, 03/12/2019 - 12:32

At the closing plenary of the Polis Conference 2019, cities and regions expressed their support for 

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2nd Edition SUMP Guidelines - now available as an online booklet

Mar, 03/12/2019 - 10:54
The Guidelines for developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2nd edition) have been converted to an online booklet that is now available on the Eltis portal. Language English

Hart bei Graz in Austria is now “daily.intelligent.mobile.”

Mar, 03/12/2019 - 10:40

Residents in the German municipality of Hart bei Graz can now use a multimodal “tim” node, implemented by the Regional Management Metropolitan Area of Styria Ltd. within the framework of the EU-Interreg Central Europe Project Peripheral Access.

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Innovative vehicle-to-grid trials in London

Lun, 02/12/2019 - 10:52

In order to tackle air pollution in the city, the Mayor of London is working to increase the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). However, as a result of an anticipated increase in the amount of EV charging, it is likely that London will experience an increase in the demand for electricity during peak times. Therefore, the Mayor of London has launched a number of projects to support flexible EV charging in the city in order to reduce the pressure on the electricity grid.

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Lyon launches new autonomous public transport service

Lun, 02/12/2019 - 10:41

On 15 November 2019, the French city of Lyon launched a new autonomous shuttle service as part of its public transport network. The service is provided by two autonomous, electric shuttles that connect the Décines Grand Large tram station (on line T3) with and the city's football stadium, the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium.

The shuttles will form a new line (N1) as part of the 85 route in the city. It is the first time in France that autonomous vehicles will run on public roads in a dense urban environment, operating alongside thousands of other vehicles.

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Pescara wins the Urban Award 2019 in Italy for its efforts on sustainable mobility

Mer, 27/11/2019 - 12:25

The cycle route network and assisted cycling city bikes for employees of local companies convinced the jury to deliver the Urban Award 2019 for sustainable mobility to the Municipality of Pescara, created by Viagginbici.com and promoted by the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), Openjobmetis and Fondazione Iseni Y Nervi. The award was presented in Milan, as part of EICMA, the International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition that takes place in the capital city of Lombardy every year.

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Berlin implements new diesel restrictions

Mer, 27/11/2019 - 11:52

Berlin has implemented the first of seven planned diesel restrictions, in an attempt to manage its nitrogen dioxide emissions.

The city follows action by other cities in Germany, Hamburg and Darmstadt, which have implemented low emission zones to facilitate compliance with nitrogen dioxide limits. It is likely that additional cities in Germany will implement low emission zones to tackle nitrogen dioxide exceedances. 

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Warsaw announces mobility measures to improve air quality

Mar, 26/11/2019 - 17:16

Authorities in the city of Warsaw recently revealed a broad range of measures in a drive to improve the city's air quality. The measures were announced by the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, during the Warsaw Climate Conference last month.

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), in 2018, Warsaw ranked as one of the EU capitals with the highest air pollution levels. More than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU I n 2018 resulted from air pollution according to another recent EEA study. 

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