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Madrid launches a line of aid to renew the most polluting taxis

Gio, 04/06/2020 - 10:08
The Madrid City Council has recently approved ‘Taxifree 2020’, the first line of aid worth 2.7 million euros for the renewal of the most polluting taxis. This is considered a key to improving air quality and for the transition towards sustainable mobility. Language English

1 June 2020 weekly summary: the impact of COVID-19 on transport and mobility

Lun, 01/06/2020 - 09:20
A summary of news stories, discussions and COVID-19 related transport and mobility measures introduced over the past week. Language English

Flanders to invest €2.2 billion in an ambitious mobility plan

Lun, 01/06/2020 - 09:03
Lydia Peeters, the Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works, has announced an investment of €2.2 billion to improve mobility infrastructure. Language English

SUMP goes global – Chinese version of the SUMP Guidelines available now / 可持续城市出行规划》中文译本问世了

Gio, 28/05/2020 - 11:30
Guidelines for developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2nd edition) - now to download in Mandarin Chinese. Language English

Ground-breaking project makes way for Digital Twins promoting sustainable cities

Gio, 28/05/2020 - 10:00
German researchers from HLRS (High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart), Fraunhofer Institute, the University of Stuttgart, and Kommunikationsbüro Ulmer, employed supercomputing and Virtual Reality to develop models of urban environments, to support city planning and traffic management. Language English

Crisis Response Call for Proposals 2020 - addressing urban mobility challenges caused by COVID-19

Mar, 26/05/2020 - 10:23
EIT Urban Mobility have created a €7 million fund to address urban mobility challenges due to COVID-19. Applications open until 31 May 2020 at 16:00 CET. Language English

25 May 2020 weekly summary: the impact of COVID-19 on transport and mobility

Lun, 25/05/2020 - 09:07
A summary of news stories, discussions and COVID-19 related transport and mobility measures introduced over the past week. Language English

Athens is to create a 7 km-long pedestrian zone in its central area

Lun, 25/05/2020 - 08:30

The Greek capital, Athens, is taking advantage of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis by transforming parts of its inner city to a pedestrian zone.   

In June 2020, Athens will begin to change the image of the centre of the city. The area of the Plaka, along with other parts of the inner city, will be transformed into a 6.8 km-long pedestrian zone. The objective is to create one of the most enchanting and impressive walking areas in a European capital in order to attract tourists and locals alike.

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26 May 2020 Live Twitter Chat: Safe and sustainable urban mobility as we exit the coronavirus crisis

Ven, 22/05/2020 - 17:53

Join Matthew Baldwin (European Coordinater for road safety and sustainable mobility) and Karen Vancluysen (POLIS network SG) with the webinar "Changing the way we move: safe and sustainable urban mobility as we exit the coronavirus crisis".

This live discussion will cover how mobility should look as we exist the coronavirus crisis, as well as how to achieve safer and more sustainable urban mobility going foward.

When: 26th May 16:00 CEST

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EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020 - Registration now open!

Gio, 21/05/2020 - 15:55
The annual and much anticipated EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK has opened for registration! Towns and Cities can now sign up to participate in activities from 16-22 September 2020 - with a spotlight on ‘zero emission mobility for all’. Language English

UK invests £2 billion package for cycling and walking

Mer, 20/05/2020 - 10:47
UK government to strengthen cycling and walking infrastructure to ease journeys to work as pandemic measures start to ease. Language English

Urban Mobility Days (UMD) 2020 Conference now to be held as a digital event

Mar, 19/05/2020 - 10:52

In light of the ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the European Commission's Urban Mobility Days Conference in 2020 will be held as a fully digital event.

Previously intended to take place as a three-day conference in Brussels from 29 September to 1 October, the event's new online format will enable participants to join debates and exchange expertise on the most important urban mobility topics safely from their own desks. 

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Kruševac, Serbia and Karditsa, Greece revealed as winners of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Awards for 2019!

Lun, 18/05/2020 - 13:00
Kruševac (Serbia) has been revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2019. Karditsa (Greece) has taken home the award for smaller municipalities. Language English

SUMP Award 2020 and first ever EU Urban Road Safety Award winners announced!

Lun, 18/05/2020 - 12:50
Brussels Capital Region wins 8th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) and Pontevedra in Spain announced as the first EU Urban Road Safety Award winners. Language English

18 May 2020 weekly summary: the impact of COVID-19 on transport and mobility

Lun, 18/05/2020 - 10:24
A summary of news stories, discussions and COVID-19 related transport and mobility measures introduced over the past week. Language English

Car sharing operators develop plans to recover after the COVID-19 crisis

Lun, 18/05/2020 - 10:04
Many experts foresee profound changes in the way we travel as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. But, is car sharing still a part of the mix? Will users return to driving shared cars? Language English

Tongeren (B) to transform its city centre into bicycle zone

Ven, 15/05/2020 - 10:36

As of June 2020, the entire Tongeren city centre will become one large cycling zone. All 53 streets in the city centre will then become bicycle streets.

"With the bicycle zone we want to ensure more safety and comfort for the cyclist, and create a healthier climate and a better quality of life in the city centre", says Patrick Jans, aldermen for mobility.

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Making Safe Space for Cycling in 10 Days: A Guide to Temporary bike lanes

Gio, 14/05/2020 - 15:06
New guide to temporary bike lanes from Mobycon has been released Language English

European Commission's guidance on urban mobility

Gio, 14/05/2020 - 14:44
The European Commission's guidelines on how to safely increase urban mobility during COVID-19 Language English

Tourism and transport: Commission's guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe's tourism in 2020 and beyond

Gio, 14/05/2020 - 11:29

The Commission has presented a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions.

The Commission's guidance aims to offer people the chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air. As soon as the health situation allows, people should be able to catch up with friends and family, in their own EU country or across borders, with all the safety and precautionary measures needed in place.

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