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The benefits and challenges of micro-mobility

Ven, 01/10/2021 - 01:19

The term micro-mobility is starting to become common in urban transport. Many believe that it is the next step to transforming the transport sector. In fact, the global micro-mobility market is expected to reach US$ 195.42 billion by 2030.

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Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation translates the SUMP Summary for Decision-Makers in Greek

Gio, 30/09/2021 - 10:00
The Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation has recently published a translated version of the SUMP Summary for Decision-Makers in Greek. Language English

Electric cargo bike-sharing scheme to be launched in London

Gio, 30/09/2021 - 08:53
An electric cargo bike-sharing scheme is being launched in London to help the residents and businesses of three London Boroughs to save money, reduce emissions and carry heavy goods around more sustainably. Language English

CIVINET Greece-Cyprus publishes UVAR and SUMP Topic Guide

Mer, 29/09/2021 - 11:38

In the context of its ongoing work to support public authorities with the development of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), in August 2019 the European Commission published a Topic Guide: 'UVAR and SUMPs: Regulating vehicle access to cities as part of integrated mobility policies'. The document was prepared to illustrate to urban transport professionals and planners how to relate Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVARs) to processes in SUMPs. UVARs can be broadly defined as ‘measures to regulate motor vehicular access to urban infrastructure’.

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Parking enforcement cameras outside schools improve pupils’ safety

Mar, 28/09/2021 - 08:36
The installation of cameras to monitor parking outside of schools in two areas in the UK has resulted in a sharp decrease in illegal parking, which in turn has led to improved road safety conditions. Language English

Greater Manchester prepares for the launch of its clean air zone

Lun, 27/09/2021 - 08:00

Manchester is set to launch its clean air zone (CAZ) on 30 May 2022, as part of its Clear Air Plan to tackle air pollution. All ten Greater Manchester local authorities have approved the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan, which includes a government directed ‘Category C’ charging CAZ, meaning charges only apply to taxis, vans, buses, coaches and HGVs that do not meet the required emission standards.

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Why Cities Should Encourage More Electric Scooters

Sab, 25/09/2021 - 03:08
If cities continue to ban or reject the idea of electric scooters, then these cities miss out on the various economic and environmental benefits of electric scooters. Language English

Join the e-smartec e-course on how to build the engagement strategy of a SUMP

Ven, 24/09/2021 - 13:30
After two intense years of work, the e-smartec project has decided to channel all the knowledge and experience acquired by the partners into something specifically crafted for the wider public: a free online course! Language English

Call for feedback on the SUMP Topic Guide on the safe use of micromobility devices in urban areas

Ven, 24/09/2021 - 10:00
Stakeholders can feedback on a new draft SUMP Topic Guide focusing on micromobility in the SUMP planning and implementation process. Language English

UVARExchange project kicks off

Ven, 24/09/2021 - 10:00

UVARExchange, a project which aims to support cities with foreign vehicle enforcement of urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs), kicked off on 14 September 2021. The project is the European Parliament Preparatory Action 2 (EP PA 2) contracted by DG MOVE, and will be run by Panteia together partners Armis, AustriaTech, CORTE, MAPtm, TRT, Sadler Consultants and AlbrechtConsult.

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Health campaign in Cluj-Napoca: 20 squats for a bus ticket

Mer, 22/09/2021 - 11:38
The Romanian city combines a healthy lifestyle with routine and daily transportation. The so-called "health ticket" is again available for Cluj residents who accept the challenge of doing 20 squats in two minutes. Language English

Rome initiates its Great Bicycle Ring Road

Mar, 21/09/2021 - 09:00

Rome is pioneering new cycling infrastructure through the GRAB (Great Bicycle Ring Road) project.

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Oxford to see Britain's first Zero Emission Zone in 2022

Lun, 20/09/2021 - 09:17
Oxford plans to launch its Zero Emission Zone pilot in February 2022. From then, only zero-emission vehicles will be able to enter the city centre's streets without being charged. Language English

CIVITAS short stories: Supporting Varna in its way to substantiality

Ven, 17/09/2021 - 10:00
CIVITAS is sharing stories from CIVITAS projects that implemented sustainable neighbourhood planning and SUMP solutions. The latest publication story examines the case of the city of Varna in Bulgaria, a touristic city and a good example to sustainable mobility. Language English

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK celebrates its 20th year!

Gio, 16/09/2021 - 13:30
EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK, the European Commission’s awareness-raising campaign promoting clean and sustainable urban transport, comes to towns and cities across Europe and beyond starting today until 22 September. Language English

Austria to launch a single ticket for all public transport

Gio, 16/09/2021 - 09:00
Austria will introduce a single ticket that should give access to all public transport across the nation for just under 1,000 EUR per year. Language English

State of the Union 2021

Mer, 15/09/2021 - 18:08
On 15 September, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen delivered her State of the Union address as well as a Letter of Intent, outlining flagship initiatives that the Commission plans to undertake in the coming year. Language English

Gdansk starts using electric minibuses for those with reduced mobility

Mer, 15/09/2021 - 08:59
Gdansk has begun to electrify its fleet of minibuses that provide transport services to those with reduced mobility, i.e. those who are not able to use standard public transport vehicles. Language English

European Year of Rail: Connecting Europe Express

Mar, 14/09/2021 - 10:38
The ‘Connecting Europe Express’, a special train introduced as part of the European Year of Rail 2021, left Lisbon station on 2 September 2021 to start its journey across Europe. Language English

Study identifies success factors for electric carsharing

Lun, 13/09/2021 - 09:14
A recent study from the International Council on Clean Transportation has analysed electric carsharing schemes in Europe and North America to identify success factors and best practices. Language English