This year's event is being held under the motto 'Cycling culture moves' and will spotlight cyclists into the very centre of interest. The goal for the three-day event is to shift the focus from infrastructure, technology and administration to humans on bicycles. Inspiring impulses for the establishment and improvement of vibrant cycling cultures in cities and municipalities will be provided. The European Cycling Summit 2018 is going to host a wide variety of keynotes, panel discussions, paper sessions, interactive formats and an exhibition area.
The Dutch Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) announces a study into the decreasing number of Dutch children that travel to school by bike. VVN expresses concern that children with no or little experience in cycling affect traffic safety. At the same, it impedes their own development.
Warsaw is stepping up the pace of the improvements in its sustainable urban transport services, as it works on several issues simultaneously.
Wokingham Borough Council in the UK has approved an air quality action plan to address the air pollution problems in the town and at a nearby major crossroads. The need for the plan arose as a result of the town exceeding nitrogen dioxide air pollution limits in 11 locations, where the limit of 40 µgm/m² had been exceeded. Wokingham’s new air quality action plan aims to reduce emissions and meet the required standards by 2026.
Under a proposal of the Councillor of Mobility of the Municipality of Bologna, Ms Irene Priolo, a protocol has been signed between the local Municipality and Enel, the biggest Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas. The agreement has been approved by the City Council and foresees a doubling of the number of electric charging stations available in town: as a result, more than 50 charging points will be built, capable of supporting the increasing number of two- and four-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs) circulating in Bologna.
The number of users of shared means of transport is rapidly increasing in Italy. The use of shared services grew by 50% in the 2015-2017 period, thanks to a more expansive and diverse set of services.
On the occasion of a national conference organized by the National Observatory of Sharing Mobility (Rome, 27th March 2018), the second national report on sharing mobility was presented, which highlighted interesting data and information about the current situation in Italy.
The city of Dublin is due to expand the number of stations in its 'dublinbikes' scheme from 101 to 116 with an associated increase in the number of bikes used in the scheme from 1,500 to 1,600. Additional stations will expand the reach of the bike share scheme, making it easier for users to pick up and drop off bikes. In addition to the new stations, bikes are now also available to annual members and short-term subscribers in the vicinity of the Grangegorman campus with three stations opening around Grangegorman Lower.
In an interview with Euractiv, Ross Douglas, CEO of the mobility conference Autonomy, spoke about the developing dynamic between European cities and big US tech firms.
European cities seem to be increasingly wary of US-based companies cashing-in on rapidly evolving transport technologies, and their influence on urban mobility systems.
This year's Annual Polis Conference on "Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions" will take place on 22 and 23 November 2018. It will be hosted by Polis president Manchester, and will take place in the Manchester United Old Trafford Stadium.
“MaaS Madrid” is a mobile application developed by the Municipal Transport Company of the city of Madrid (Empresa Municipal de Transportes, EMT), which aims to provide high quality and updated information on public transport in the Spanish capital and about the additional services that conenct with the public transport network.
The application deadline has been EXTENDED to 18:00 CET on 23 April.
In order to meet Oxford's ambitious plan to introduce the UK’s first zero emission zone in 2020, all efforts need to be taken to come up to the objective.
Therefore, the Oxfordshire Hydrogen Hub launched on of March 2018 at Said Business School in Oxford. The Hub aims to push the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to contribute to the decarbonisation of UK energy.
Malta Public Transport (MTP) has informed The Malta Independent on Sunday that it is unable to reach its full capacity because of traffic congestion.
The Singaporean Ministry of Education has announced the introduction of parking charges for teachers at national schools and junior colleges from August . The move will bring in charges ranging from S$ 720 per year (€445) for uncovered parking lots to S$ 960 (€594) for covered parking lots. Motorcycle parking will also incur charges, ranging from S$ 123 (€76) to S$ 135 (€83).
UITP recently launched its new project Shared Personalised Autonomous Connected vEhicles (SPACE), which aims to put public transport at the very heart of the ongoing developments in the area of autonomous vehicles. The project brings together 45 partners from 18 countries, all of which are UITP members.
National Transport Authority (NTA) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have recently announced details of the Emerging Preferred Route for MetroLink, the metro service that will run from Estuary north of Swords to Sandyford on the southside, serving Dublin Airport and the City Centre.
Public consultation on the project gets under way immediately and the MetroLink is scheduled to be operational by 2027.