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Why is the difference in cycling between Copenhagen and Stockholm so substantial?

Gio, 17/10/2019 - 16:48

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.

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Gothenburg opens Sweden's first logistics center for electric cargo bikes

Gio, 17/10/2019 - 10:45

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.

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Study suggests significant benefits from Barcelona's superblocks

Lun, 14/10/2019 - 10:44

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.

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Europe's sustainable transport trailblazers revealed at CIVITAS Awards 2019

Gio, 10/10/2019 - 10:33

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.

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Free public transport in Dunkirk, one year later

Gio, 10/10/2019 - 10:07
Following the introduction of free public transport and improved services in September 2018, passenger numbers have increased dramatically in the French Urban Community of Dunkirk. Moreover, it has made a significant contribution to reducing private car use, a recent study concludes. Language English

MaaS movement? Report sets out issues and options on Mobility as a Service for city regions

Mar, 08/10/2019 - 13:57

The Urban Transport Group have published a new report examining the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS).

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London sees refitted refuse collection vehicles lead the zero-emission revolution

Lun, 07/10/2019 - 11:58

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.

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Bielefeld puts an end to free parking in its inner city

Lun, 07/10/2019 - 11:31

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.  

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Grants proposed to purchase electric bikes in Greater Paris

Gio, 03/10/2019 - 15:54

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.

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Introducing the revisions to the SUMP Guidelines

Mer, 02/10/2019 - 14:56

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.

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SUMP Processes - updated cycle

Mer, 02/10/2019 - 13:48
Download a printable version of the updated SUMP Processes cycle Language English

Guidelines for developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2nd edition)

Mer, 02/10/2019 - 13:13
The 2nd edition of the Guidelines for developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan are now available to download as PDF documents. Language English

Madrid's low emission zone identified as one of the most effective in the EU

Lun, 30/09/2019 - 11:06

In recent years, many cities around Europe have been introducing low emission zones in order to reduce air pollution, particularly in city centres.

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Eltis website down for maintenance Monday 30 September 2019

Gio, 26/09/2019 - 11:10
Language English The Eltis website will be temporarily off-line for a few hours on Monday 30 September.

New electric car sharing facilities are implemented in Como, Italy

Gio, 26/09/2019 - 10:00
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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.

“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Share Results in Brussels at EU Regions Week 2019

Lun, 23/09/2019 - 15:00
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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

Pledge your support for Project EDWARD to help make Europe's roads safer on Thursday 26 September

Lun, 23/09/2019 - 13:10
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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.

Lahti launches EU-first Personal Carbon Trading (PCT) scheme for mobility

Lun, 23/09/2019 - 10:14
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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.

Cargobikes to play a key role in future urban freight

Mer, 18/09/2019 - 10:14
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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'.

Launch of EU Urban Mobility Package Consultation

Mar, 17/09/2019 - 15:30
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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.