Hydrogen based technology in the electric transport sector is competing with traditional fuels like diesel and gasoline for long distances. It is quiet, needs reasonable time for refuelling and it releases water only.
Transport is the main source of greenhouse gas emissions and a serious contributor to global warming. Road vehicles, in particular, are responsible for a large proportion of urban air pollution. One way to decarbonise mobility could be to replace fossil fuels with hydrogen.Language English
Park4SUMP is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project, which supports cities to adapt their parking management strategies as part of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). It aims to encourage innovative parking solutions to become part of cities’ SUMP and other city planning processes.
The air in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, is one of the most polluted in Europe because of the city’s geographical position and its reliance on fossil fuels. However, over recent years, public protests have pushed policy makers to take action to improve air quality.Language English
In December 2019, the ambassadors of the EU's Member States approved a proposal to make it easier for freight operators to provide information to public authorities in digital form. The vote took place in the EU Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper).Language English
Towards the end of 2019, the Portuguese Municipality of Braga hosted a session that aimed to present and collect contributions that might be included in the final version of the city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).
This was the second debate that was open to the public. It launched a period that lasted until the end of 2019 that involved several public discussions that had the goal of collecting further suggestions and insights from residents that might be potentially incorporated into the final version of the SUMP.Language English
For urban mobility planners and policymakers to influence changes in mobility patterns, they need to have a detailed knowledge of the existing situation. Traditionally, gathering information about mobility patterns and in particular, vehicular traffic has required costly traffic surveys which rarely distinguish between vehicle type – and only present a short snapshot of the situation.Language English
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2019 exceeded all expectations and the 2019 Participation report published in December 2019 found it to be the most successful year, yet.Language English
Towards the end of 2019, the Municipality of Milan decided to take part in a micro-mobility national trial promoted by the Italian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. The installation of 130 road signs in the inner city centre is complete and shared e-scooters are available for residents and tourists to be used.Language English
During this year’s Amsterdam’s Drone Week, the Metropole of Toulouse has launched the creation of its “B612 Urban Air Mobility Marketplace”. By this initiative, the metropole aims to connect the urban air mobility actors and stakeholders to develop a wide collaborative approach to the role of urban air mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning and delivery.
The B612 marketplace welcomes all stakeholders connected to urban air mobility, including:Language English
The Finnish city of Tampere has started testing artificial intelligence (AI) and 'Internet of Things' technologies to improve pedestrian safety.
Working in partnership with Tieto, an IT services and software company, Tampere has developed a solution that can automatically detect when a pedestrian is planning to cross the street at an intersection. In order to protect the privacy of those being monitored, the solution is built in a way that prevents the identification of individual people or vehicles.Language English
January 2020 will bring a significant change to many European inner-city streets. As of 1 January 2020, new urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs) are being introduced and many existing regulations are to be tightened in cities across Europe.
Cities affected by changes in January 2020 include;Language English
Mobility practitioners in towns and cities are invited to join a series of sustainable mobility study visits organised by the CIVITAS Initiative in 2020.
These will take place in Madrid (Spain), Szeged (Hungary), Vinnytsia (Ukraine), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Utrecht (the Netherlands). As hosts of sustainable urban mobility study visits in 2020, these cities are offering participants the chance to discover their latest mobility innovations and the projects they are implementing to create clean, green and liveable urban environments.Language English
A series of fact sheets chronicling good practice examples of measures, instruments and planning procedures related to Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are now available to read.
The fact sheets give details of projects that have taken place in the seven partner cities of the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project. Partner cities are Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Sofia (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece) and Turin (Italy).Language English
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.Language English
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: