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Transport Success: 21 Heroes of 2021

Ven, 12/02/2021 - 11:00
TUMI (Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative) has published a report, acknowledging the success of 21 individuals for their contributions to the transport sector in 2020.   Language English

New battery technology is tested in Pilsen

Ven, 12/02/2021 - 09:37
The Pilsen City Public Transport Company (PMDP) in Pilsen, Czech Republic announced the launch of a series of tests for a 'battery buffer storage station'. Language English

Urban Mobility plays an important role in the EU Cancer Plan

Gio, 11/02/2021 - 12:23

On 3 February 2021, the European Commission adopted its EU Cancer Plan; a political commitment to turn the tide against cancer and another stepping stone towards a strong European Health Union and a more secure, better-prepared and more resilient EU.

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E-bike and e-cargo bike grants of £1,000 ahead of Scotland’s low emission zones

Gio, 11/02/2021 - 05:54
With Scotland planning to install low emission zones (LEZs) in its four biggest cities, plans have been released which involve grants available to households and small businesses to support their transition to low or non-polluting vehicles and travel behaviour. Language English

London hits its mark by adding 300 additional EV rapid charging points

Mer, 10/02/2021 - 12:35
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, London has successfully reached its mark of adding 300 additional electric vehicles (EV) rapid charging points to its network before the end of 2020. The UK’s capital now counts with more than 500 rapid chargers available to the public. Language English

Coimbra Region seeks funds to promote cycling and mobility services

Lun, 08/02/2021 - 09:52
The Portuguese Coimbra Region Intermunicipal Community (CIM) recently submitted four applications to support the development of cycling infrastructure and mobility services in the region. CIM applied for funds from the Centre Region's Operational Programme, amounting to €13.6 million. The investment would aim to implement elements of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Plan (PAMUS) of the Coimbra Region, which promotes the implementation of a mobility strategy focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Language English

France acts to support bike and train intermodality

Lun, 08/02/2021 - 09:23

A law adopted at the beginning of 2021 has introduced a requirement that ensures that all new train services in France will provide dedicated space for at least eight bicycles.

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Autonomous shuttle trial in Gothenburg

Ven, 05/02/2021 - 11:00

January 2021 saw the launch of a new autonomous public transport service in Gothenburg. It concerns a trial involving autonomous electric shuttles, which carry eight passengers along a 1.8km route in the Swedish city.

The service, which is integrated in the public transport network, will serve the Lindholmen Industrial and Science park – a 4km squared former shipyard that now features offices, residential and university buildings and parking lots. The service will operate during office hours from Monday to Friday during a four-and-a-half-month period.

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New micro depot tests joint use by 4 CEP service providers in Hamburg

Gio, 04/02/2021 - 07:16
A new micro deport located close to the Old Town of Hamburg has started its service for last-mile delivery by cargo bikes. Language English

Adaptive traffic management pre-feasibility study in Tallinn

Mer, 03/02/2021 - 10:09

Searching for ways to improve urban mobility by reducing congestion, CO2 emissions and the number of accidents is a common challenge to all major cities in Europe.

The recent emergence of the concept of 'Smart Cities' is thought to address these challenges. One of the key areas in the development of Smart Cities is transportation, where cities can implement various systems and services for better mobility for their residents.

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Electric cargo bike pilot project launched in Tartu

Mar, 02/02/2021 - 09:05
The Tartu Velorent project has been launched in Estonia with 3 types of electric cargo bike available to rent. Language English

New Turkish and Romanian translations of the SUMP guidelines now available

Lun, 01/02/2021 - 15:15
Turkish and Romanian translations of the SUMP guidelines have now been developed. Language English

New Brupass ticket to cover all travel in Brussels and its suburbs

Lun, 01/02/2021 - 09:50
Belgium’s four main public transport operators have announced that, as of February 2021, a new single ticket will be launched, which will allow travel on all of their services in Brussels and in the 19 municipalities bordering the Capital-Region. Language English

Pilot in Tirana to produce renewable energy for lighting and electric cars

Lun, 01/02/2021 - 09:44
Within a pilot project in Tirana, small solar and wind power devices will be used to generate electricity to supply the energy for public lighting and for recharging electric vehicles. The project involves the installation of innovative renewable energy production systems and the modernisation of public lighting along a two-kilometre street section in the centre of the Albanian capital. Language English

Car sharing promotes mobility turnaround in Luxembourg - MOQO app assures easy operation and good service

Ven, 29/01/2021 - 11:47
Luxembourg is working intensively on its transport revolution, with its nationwide car sharing system being further expanded. Language English

New travel app makes buying bus tickets easier in York

Ven, 29/01/2021 - 06:11
A new travel app called 'myTrip' eases public transport use in York (UK). Three local bus operator join up and offer a single ticketing app with cashless and contact-free ticketing. Language English

Nantes rolls out reduced public transport subscription rates

Mer, 27/01/2021 - 09:50
As of January 1st, the city of Nantes in France has reduced the price of its public transport subscriptions by 20%. Language English

Italian guidance published on “Urban logistics in an integrated vision”

Lun, 25/01/2021 - 09:36
The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has published "Urban logistics in an integrated vision ", which deals with the issue of the movement of goods in cities. It intends to be a first step to better understand the challenges that decision-makers face in the daily elaboration of sustainable mobility policies related to urban logistics. Language English

Helsinki announces expansion of public bike sharing scheme

Lun, 25/01/2021 - 09:03

The City Government of the Finnish capital Helsinki has approved a decision to extend the city's bike sharing service. The bike service will be expanded with 105 new stations and 1,050 new bicycles, significantly increasing the availability of bicycles and the coverage of the network. The improvement of the city bike service is part of the city's Bicycle Action Plan, which was adopted in December 2020.

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Norwegian shared mobility provider Bilkollektivet chooses MOQO - Environmentally friendly mobility concept with high growth potential

Ven, 22/01/2021 - 15:00
More and more people than ever before are signing up to Bilkollektivet , a cooperative founded 25 years ago in Oslo and the oldest car sharing provider in the country. Every month 400 to 500 new people register up for the ever-growing pool of vehicles. A cooperation between the Norwegians and the German mobility software specialist MOQO (www.moqo.de) now makes car sharing even easier, more transparent and more convenient for both the operators and the approximately 11,000 users it now boasts. Language English