Why is there such a remarkable difference in the cycling levels between the two Scandinavian capital cities of Copenhagen and Stockholm? The two cities are generally considered to be culturally close but show clear differences with respect to cycling policies and infrastructure.Language English
The final part of the logistics chain when the package is transported to the final recipient is known as 'the last mile delivery' and it is in this step that cycle couriers and electric bicycles can play a key role in delivery and logistics within modern urban areas. However, there are currently very few dedicated logistics centres built specifically to cater to last-mile delivery by bike.Language English
A recent study by the health institute BCNecologia, based in Barcelona, suggests that there are potentially significant benefits to be delivered from Barcelona’s ambitious plans for applying the superblock model. The model effectively takes urban space away from the car and gives it to people, enabling an increase in walking and also providing more space to socialise. The superblocks also have better cycling and public transport links, to replace car journeys.Language English
On 3 October at the CIVITAS Forum in Graz, the cities of Antwerp (Belgium), Bremen (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) and Vinnytsia (Ukraine) walked away with Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, green mobility.
These cities were the deserving recipients of this year's CIVITAS Awards. The awards were given for the most ambitious initiative, exemplary citizen engagement, creating a high-impact legacy through CIVITAS involvement, and transforming a city into a more liveable environment.Language English
The Urban Transport Group have published a new report examining the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS).Language English
The London Borough of Westminster in the UK is set to trial two electric refuse collection vehicles (eRCVs), after refitting two old diesel vehicles that were nearing the end of their life.Language English
At the end of September, the German city of Bielefeld overhauled its parking policies, including bringing an end to all of the free parking options in the city centre.Language English
The President of the French region of Île-de-France, Ms Valérie Pécresse aims to triple the number of cycling trips daily by 2021. "Cycling represents only 1.6% of trips," she declared in a statement announcing the launch of a new service, called Véligo, the rental of long-duration electric bicycles. To achieve this objective, the one that also presides over Île-de-France Mobilités, the region's leading transport authority, has announced that it will vote on a €500 grant for the purchase of an electric bicycle.Language English
To coincide with the launch of the 2nd edition of the Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, Eltis has worked with some of the Guideline authors and coordinators to produce a series of videos about the revisions.Language English
In recent years, many cities around Europe have been introducing low emission zones in order to reduce air pollution, particularly in city centres.Language English
The Municipality of Como takes a step forward towards sustainable mobility, welcoming and sponsoring the European project "I-Share Life", co-funded under the LIFE Environment and Resource Efficiency Programme and coordinated by Ferrovie Nord Milano in partnership with E-Vai, which will bring to the city five new electric vehicles to be used for car-sharing purposes.
On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban, and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at the European Week of Regions and Cit
Road safety is in focus across the European Union on Thursday 26 September 2019. Every year since 2016 on the day dubbed as 'Project EDWARD' the European Commission has promoted safe and responsible driving in an effort to experience a European Day Without A Road Death. The long-term aim is to spearhead significant and sustained reduction in death and serious injury on roads across the world.
The city of Lahti, in Finland, has launched the EU-first Personal Carbon Trading (PCT) scheme in a bid to promote a shift towards from private car use to sustainable mobility.
A study by the University of Southampton, funded by courier firm Citysprint, has found that cargo bikes complete urban delivery jobs up to 50% faster than small vans during peak weekday times.
In addition to this, smartphone data from cyclists delivering meals via courier service, Deliveroo, found that cycling was a faster mode than motorised transport (i.e. cars and motorbikes) when operating in cities. Deliveroo stated that 'in some areas over a given period, the average travel time can be far shorter for cyclists than for scooters'.
In 2013, the European Commission put forward the Urban Mobility Package which supports the mission of enhancing urban mobility while reducing congestion, accidents and pollution. To achieve these goals, proposals for relevant action at local, Member State and EU level were outlined.