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Cycle paths increase in Italy, although pollution is back to pre-Covid levels

Mar, 01/06/2021 - 09:09
The Mobilitaria 2021 report, which analyses air quality and mobility measures in Italian cities over the past year, was published at the end of April. It shows that, in spite of improvements in air quality during the first lockdown, in the second half of the year air pollution returned to pre-Covid levels. Language English

Ljubljana's bike sharing Bicikelj celebrates its 10 year anniversary

Gio, 27/05/2021 - 09:08
The bike sharing in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is celebrating a 10-year success story. The public private partnership between the city of Ljubljana and Europlakat has facilitated almost 8 million rides so far. Language English

Madrid’s low emission zone is to be scrapped, although a new scheme is on the way

Mer, 26/05/2021 - 09:16
“Madrid Central”, Madrid’s controversial low emissions zone (LEZ), which was introduced in November 2018, is now set to be scrapped after a decision of the Spanish Supreme Court. However, a new scheme, to be proposed by the city administration, will replace it. Language English

New Urban Mobility Initiative: Five consultation workshops for stakeholders in June

Mar, 25/05/2021 - 15:20

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) is holding five consultation workshops on the new Urban Mobility Initiative.

In line with the priorities of the European Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Transport Strategy, transport – including urban mobility – should become drastically less polluting and undergo twin green and digital transitions, to build a resilient and sustainable transport system for generations to come.

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First LNG trucks launched by supermarket in Malta

Mar, 25/05/2021 - 09:10
Two LNG-fuelled trucks have been put into use by a supermarket chain in Malta, which are the first to be trialled by a retailer in the country. Language English

SNCB launches fruit and veg takeaway pick-up in its stations

Lun, 24/05/2021 - 09:20

In May 2021, Belgian train operator, SNCB, is launching a fruit and vegetable delivery scheme at several train stations in Flanders and Wallonia.

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European Research and Innovation Days

Ven, 21/05/2021 - 09:52

The European Research and Innovation Days are the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event. The aim of the event is to bring together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond.

The event will take place online on 23 and 24 June 2021, allowing everyone to get involved from anywhere.

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Trust and safety among the top priorities for autonomous vehicles

Gio, 20/05/2021 - 08:37
A new study which explored passenger experiences in autonomous vehicles in Finland under various conditions, has shown that trust, safety and security were the main factors influencing people’s attitudes. Language English

Upcoming ELTIS training sessions: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and resilience in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

Mer, 19/05/2021 - 09:27

While the ongoing pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the whole transport sector, it has also highlighted the importance of transitioning towards more resilient and sustainable mobility systems and adopting innovative practice.

Cities and regions are responding to the pandemic with new and innovative transport solutions, and lessons to share in terms of long-term sustainable mobility planning and the importance of an agile and resilient transport system that can ensure an uninterrupted flow of people.

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European Year of Rail: The Connecting Europe Express

Mer, 19/05/2021 - 08:47
The Connecting Europe Express - an initiative of the European Year of Rail - will travel across 26 countries, aiming to promote rail as a safe, innovative and sustainable mode of transport. Language English

The on-demand economy and its impact on urban logistics

Mar, 18/05/2021 - 09:01

Without a doubt, urban and peri-urban areas are experiencing a steadily growing demand for new, sustainable and connected logistics solutions to integrate the requirements of the on-demand economy, whilst ensuring healthy cities for their inhabitants.

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Prague plans to invest €14 million in cycling infrastructure

Mar, 18/05/2021 - 08:28
Prague will construct 21 km of new cycling tracks this year, with 8 km more planned for next year. Language English

DG MOVE Study on the social dimension of the future EU transport system

Lun, 17/05/2021 - 16:38
DG MOVE is conducting a study on the social dimension of the future EU transport system regarding users and passengers Language English

Registrations open for the EuropeanMOBILITYWeek

Lun, 17/05/2021 - 08:41

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK – the European Commission’s flagship awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility – is now open for registrations. It promotes behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport, and other clean, intelligent transport solutions.

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Join the #SlowDownChallenge for the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week

Lun, 17/05/2021 - 08:35
As part of the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week, the UN Road Safety Fund has launched the sports competition #SlowDownChallenge. Language English

Green transport ideas that all cities should implement

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 09:08

More cities have started implementing a greener future. This article sets out the green transport and infrastructure plans that cities are able to implement today.

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Leipzig introduces an annual public transport ticket costing €1 a day

Mer, 12/05/2021 - 09:27
The German city of Leipzig will introduce - in August 2021 - an annual public transport ticket that will cost the equivalent of €1 per day for all residents holding a city discount card. Language English

Public supports increased 2030 climate targets and more action on transport

Mar, 11/05/2021 - 09:13
A poll has shown that public opinion in the EU strongly supports more ambitious national climate targets. Two thirds of respondents wanted their country’s climate targets to be increased, while 84% supported increased climate efforts in the transport sector. Language English

Ravenna plans for sustainable mobility

Lun, 10/05/2021 - 09:19

The Italian city of Ravenna has embarked on a comprehensive programme to upgrade and expand its sustainable mobility through its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, which addresses active travel, the inclusivity of services, parking and road safety, and aims to move reliance away from private passenger vehicles.

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Porsche Bank expands its car sharing for companies and communities

Ven, 07/05/2021 - 08:00
Under the brand "sharetoo – mobility by Porsche Bank", the Austrian financial services provider for motor vehicles has been involved in the car sharing market for several years. Currently, sharetoo services are available in Austria, Romania and Serbia. Porsche Bank plans to add to its portfolio by rolling them out in other countries as well. Language English