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Improving safety: EU Road Safety Exchange Project and Road Safety Awards

Mer, 20/09/2023 - 09:31

The second phase of the EU Road Safety Exchange Project and the EU's annual Road Safety Awards both aim to increase awareness of safe mobility solutions in order to help reduce accident casualties in the EU, which remain high.

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Delivering Sustainability on Time: Urban Mobility Days explores urban logistics

Mar, 19/09/2023 - 09:27

Ahead of the upcoming Urban Mobility Days, Eltis spoke to one panellist, Hélène De Solère, Logistics Project Manager at CEREMA, about the challenges ahead and opportunities going forward.

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A new bus company has revolutionised transport on Skiathos

Lun, 18/09/2023 - 09:40
A new bus company is delivering efficient, affordable and inclusive bus services to the Greek island of Skiathos. Language English

Increased use of EU Structural Funds seen for cycling

Ven, 15/09/2023 - 09:26
The European Cyclists’ Federation has published an analysis of the financial investment in cycling projects by EU Member States using EU Structural Funds. This suggests that there has been a 30% increase in investment in cycling compared to the previous Structural Funds period of 2014 to 2020, which could fund 12,000 km of cycling infrastructure. Language English

Funding and financing: Urban Mobility Days explores its importance

Gio, 14/09/2023 - 09:23

In order to hit its climate targets, Europe needs, not just a transition towards more sustainable transport, but an evolution. However, it is no secret that the new technologies and services needed will require significant investment to put in place state-of-the-art, innovative solutions. There are a range of funding and financing options available for these solutions, which blend investment from many different sources, for cities and regions, yet, navigating these is often a complex task.

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Call for applications to join the EIT Governing Board

Gio, 14/09/2023 - 09:05

The EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is looking for four new innovation leaders to join their Governing Board and support their overarching mission to ‘create jobs and deliver sustainable and smart growth’. The EIT Governing Board is currently made up of 15 European innovation leaders, as well as an observer from the European Commission, and is entrusted with the strategic leadership and overall direction of operational activities of the Institute.

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Drivers may be required to pay to access Prague's historic district

Mer, 13/09/2023 - 09:05
Prague City Council is considering the introduction of an entry fee for cars that wish to drive into the city's historic centre, in order to reduce congestion. Language English

The role of "climate tickets" in encouraging public transport use

Lun, 11/09/2023 - 09:32
The use of "climate tickets" to encourage public transport, must be implemented alongside increases in public transport capacity and quality, so that the system can transport the additional passengers. Language English

Brussels goes car free for a day this month!

Ven, 08/09/2023 - 08:00
Brussels is set to embrace a car-free transformation this month, marking Sunday 17 September as a historic occasion when the entire capital city becomes Europe's largest car-free zone for a day. Language English

One year Good Move in Brussels city: 25% less car-traffic and 36% more bicycles

Gio, 07/09/2023 - 08:00

A quarter less motorised traffic and more than a third more cyclists: that is the striking balance one year after the implementation of the new traffic circulation plan in the centre of Brussels.

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Austria offered free public transport pass for a tattoo

Mer, 06/09/2023 - 08:00
In order to get more people travelling on public transport, the Austrian climate ministry and Klimaticket embarked on a unique and divisive campaign this summer: offering free public transport for a year to people who get a “Klimaticket” tattoo. Language English

New resources available for accelerating the deployment of sustainable mobility innovation

Mar, 05/09/2023 - 14:08

FastTrack achieved a number of impressive milestones and a number of key resources were created which future cities can use as they work to implement sustainable mobility innovations in their communities.

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Amsterdam trials digital messages for drivers making too much noise

Lun, 04/09/2023 - 09:35
Amsterdam has tested automatic digital displays in some of its streets that warn drivers and motorcyclists if they are making too much noise. Noise sensors are present in these streets, which are linked to digital displays that give messages to relevant vehicles. Language English

All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Common European Mobility Data Space: EMTA’s Thomas Geier explains all

Ven, 01/09/2023 - 08:00

This year’s Urban Mobility Days will explore how building a common European mobility data space will enable better access to transport and mobility data. Ahead of the conference, session panelist, Thomas Geier- Policy Advisor at EMTA, reveals the importance of the topic.

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Nine European cities paving the way for car-free living

Gio, 31/08/2023 - 08:00
In many cases, pedestrianisation is usually localised to small parts of the city centre. However nine cities highlight cases where they have taken it a step further and created car-free street networks. Language English

Urban space and climate neutrality: Umea's Deputy Mayor on the city's success

Mer, 30/08/2023 - 08:49

Ahead of the Urban Mobility Days, Janet Ågren, Deputy Mayor of Umea (and chair of the city board’s planning committee) reveals how the Swedish city has come to punch above its weight when it comes to pursuit of sustainable and inclusive mobility.

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Wiener Linien researches parcel delivery service involving public transport users

Mar, 29/08/2023 - 08:40
Vienna’s public transport provider, Wiener Linien, is looking into options to move parcels from one stop to another with the help of its passengers, as a response to the growing volume of parcels that need to be delivered. Language English

Imperial College Study concludes that low emission zones deliver health benefits

Ven, 25/08/2023 - 07:56
Researchers from Imperial College London analysed studies observing health impacts as a result of low emission zones and found significant health benefits for major non-communicable diseases such as heart problems or stroke. Language English

Cyprus introduces inaugural fleet of electric buses

Gio, 24/08/2023 - 08:00
Cyprus Public Transport recently introduced its inaugural fleet of electric buses, with the primary objective to bolster the drive for environmentally sustainable and ecologically friendly public transportation options. Language English

Making sustainable mobility work for everyone

Mar, 22/08/2023 - 08:00

Our ability (and inability) to travel plays a crucial role in how we lead our daily lives. In our journey towards employing more sustainable modes of transport, no one should be relegated to the sidelines.

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