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Amsterdam prepares drivers for the introduction of 30 km/h speed limit

Gio, 19/10/2023 - 08:28
Amsterdam have started an information campaign using road signs to announce a change of speed limit coming into force from 8 December 2023 for 80% of its streets. Language English

Re-live Urban Mobility Days 2023

Mer, 18/10/2023 - 12:48

The Urban Mobility Days 2023 conference was held in Seville, Spain on 4-6 October 2023. For those who weren’t able to join the sessions live, or for those who want to re-live any part of the three days, we are glad to share the recordings and conference materials.

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Milan mandates the installation of sensors on trucks to improve safety

Lun, 16/10/2023 - 09:26
Trucks in the Italian city of Milan are now required to install sensors and adhere stickers to warn vulnerable road users of blind spots in order to increase safety. Language English

Unlocking the Potential of Digital, Situation-Aware Nudging for Promoting Sustainable Mobility

Ven, 13/10/2023 - 08:00
The DyMoN project has published an article describing a framework for triggering situation-aware nudges that can motivate people to use sustainable modes of transport, which is facilitated by GIS. Language English

Vilnius, Viladecans and Treviso announced as winners of the 2025 European Green City awards

Gio, 12/10/2023 - 15:28
The winners of this year’s European Green Cities Awards have been announced, with Vilnius, Lithuania awarded the 2025 Green Capital award and Viladecans, Spain and Treviso, Italy winning the European Green Leaf Award for smaller cities. Language English

Helsinki looks to autonomous water taxis for connecting to its archipelago

Gio, 12/10/2023 - 10:00
Helsinki aims to improve access to the islands of its archipelago. Autonomous, electric water taxis are tested to cut down costs of the trips, replace the polluting ferry fleet and improve safety levels of maritime transport. Language English

Re-launch of EAFO consumer survey on EV adoption

Ven, 06/10/2023 - 08:00
The European Alternative Fuels Observatory (EAFO) is conducting an annual consumer survey on the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) as part of its new information portal for citizens on zero-emission mobility alternatives. Language English

The European Commission adopts a European Declaration on Cycling

Gio, 05/10/2023 - 13:52
The proposal for a European Declaration on Cycling, adopted by the European Commission on 4 October 2023, recognises cycling as a sustainable, accessible and inclusive, affordable and healthy means of transport, with strong added value for the EU economy. Language English

Funding applications open for sustainable mobility projects in European cities

Gio, 05/10/2023 - 11:41
The second edition of the Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge for European cities has been announced by EIT Climate-KIC and supported by a grant from FedEx, with funding for up to five projects available to implement sustainable transport initiatives. Language English

Adapting to Climate Change: Celje's Sustainable Transformation

Gio, 05/10/2023 - 08:00
Celje, Slovenia, uses EU funds for sustainable climate adaptation initiatives. Language English

Malta embarking on EUR 20 million electric bus venture

Mer, 04/10/2023 - 08:00
Malta Public Transport is embarking on a €20 million initiative to electrify the nation's public transportation network. Language English

Linking Urban Mobility and Urban Space to Achieve Climate Neutrality: Urban mobility days dives in!

Mar, 03/10/2023 - 15:00
Mobility and urban space are intricately connected, and reaching climate neutrality means bringing the two together more comprehensively than ever before. Can we achieve this? Urban Mobility Days finds out! Language English

The superblock concept is being tested in Lisbon

Mar, 26/09/2023 - 09:22
The central neighbourhood of the Portuguese capital experimented in September 2023 with a week-long test of Barcelona's superblock concept. The test is now being evaluated. Language English

Warsaw gives out free health checks for bicycles as part of European Mobility Week

Lun, 25/09/2023 - 09:52
As part of European Mobility Week, which was held between 16 and 22 September, the Polish capital provided free bicycle health checks, to encourage residents to get back on their bikes. Language English

Urban mobility in Kharkiv during the war

Ven, 22/09/2023 - 16:56

Before the full-scale invasion, urban mobility meant one thing for Kharkiv and any other City in the world: an environmentally friendly and developed transport infrastructure, the ability to get from one point of the City to another quickly and efficiently. Starting from 24.02.2022 and for a certain period afterwards, urban mobility in Kharkiv stopped performing its usual functions. Below, we describe the functioning of Kharkiv's transport and the role of urban mobility during the war.

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Seville's cycling revolution: Urban Mobility Days explores!

Ven, 22/09/2023 - 13:35
Ahead of the European Commission’s flagship urban mobility conference, Eltis spoke to one panellist, Manuel Calvo Salazar, an independent consultant on eco-urbanism, sustainable mobility and transport and public space for active mobility, about how to implement cycling policies in a city. Language English

Initiatives across Europe for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2023

Ven, 22/09/2023 - 10:09

Around 3,000 towns and cities from approximately 50 countries around the world have been celebrating EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK this week, between 16 - 22 September. During this period thousands of activities have been held promoting walking, cycling, public transport and eco-friendly transport options. The pinnacle of this celebration was World Car-Free Day, traditionally celebrated on 22 September. On this day many urban areas were temporarily closed to motorised traffic, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to make use of this public space.

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Dublin has launched an augmented-reality map to enable anyone to explore the city

Ven, 22/09/2023 - 08:46
The Irish capital, Dublin, has added virtual city visits to its tourism portfolio. An interactive map has been created that employs an augmented-reality environment that enables anyone to pay a virtual visit to Dublin using their mobile device. Language English

Commission highlights 10 cutting-edge research projects to drive the EV transition

Gio, 21/09/2023 - 12:44
The Commission has published a "CORDIS Results pack" to highlight 10 research projects that seek to accelerate the electrification of road transport, thus supporting the transition to a sustainable and clean transport sector. Language English

The future of skills in Urban Mobility: Livia Spera on ensuring a Just Transition

Gio, 21/09/2023 - 09:46
Ahead of Urban Mobility Days, Eltis spoke with Livia Spera, Secretary General of the European Transport Workers' Federation, about the skills transport needs in the future, and the importance of a Just Transition for the sector’s workforce. Language English