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European Green Capital 2023 and European Green Leaf 2022 Award Results

Ven, 10/09/2021 - 13:38
The European Green Capital 2023 Award goes to the Estonian city of Tallinn. The title of European Green Leaf 2022 jointly went to the Portuguese city of Valongo and Winterswijk in the Netherlands.  Language English

USER-CHI peer learning programme - second call to become a fellow city!

Mer, 08/09/2021 - 10:00

USER-CHI is an industry-powered, city-driven and user-centric project that co-creates and demonstrates eMobility solutions in five connecting nodes of the Mediterranean and Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T network: Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (ES), Berlin (DE), Budapest (HU), Rome (IT) and Turku (FI). These are also known as the USER-CHI demonstrator cities.

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Amsterdam expands the use of its smart bike parking tag

Mar, 07/09/2021 - 09:27
The City of Amsterdam takes action to increase the speed of access to bicycle parking, through the use of a scannable barcode tag as a means of entering parking facilities. Language English

Barcelona issues annual public transport tickets to former car owners

Lun, 06/09/2021 - 17:12

In Barcelona a large effort is underway to encourage drivers to replace car travel with public transit. Since 2017, the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona has provided over 12,000 metropolitan tickets to those that gave up their private vehicle.

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One billion euros to decarbonise urban transport in Spanish cities

Lun, 06/09/2021 - 10:55

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) in Spain has opened its first call to distribute €1 billion of European funds from the national Recovery and Resiliency Plan among city councils. The main objective of this first support programme is to accelerate the decarbonisation of cities, to improve air quality and to mitigate noise.  

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Cities.multimodal project concludes with the publication of a Planner’s Guide to Sustainable Urban Mobility Management

Ven, 03/09/2021 - 10:00
The cities.multimodal project has come to an end with the publication of various materials, including a 'Planner’s Guide to Sustainable Urban Mobility Management'. Language English

Dorset Council starts new parking permits following public consultations

Mer, 01/09/2021 - 10:00
Dorset Council proposes two new parking permits as a result of a public survey for meeting residents’ needs. Language English

Madrid municipality joins secure bus travel programme

Mar, 31/08/2021 - 09:21
A municipality in the southern periphery of Madrid has joined the city's 'Bus stop on demand' programme, which aims to increase security for women and children on public transport. Language English

UN-Habitat Kosovo Publishes Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a SUMP in Kosovo’s Cities

Gio, 26/08/2021 - 13:00
UN-Habitat Kosovo has recently published the first edition of its 'SUMP Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in Kosovo’s Cities'. Language English

Free safety training for cyclists in Helsinki

Mar, 24/08/2021 - 10:00
The City of Helsinki will provide free safety training for cyclists in order to promote traffic safety. Language English

Malta’s ‘Slow Streets’ scheme kicks off with 10 local councils

Lun, 23/08/2021 - 09:28
Malta is supporting projects in 10 localities that aim to counteract the dominance of private car use on the island through the implementation of 'Slow Streets' scheme. Language English

New SUMP Topic Guide for Smaller Cities and Towns

Mer, 18/08/2021 - 09:00
As part of the SUMPs-Up project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020, Rupprecht Consult has compiled a Topic Guide, “Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in Smaller Cities and Towns” to support cities with a population of less than 100,000. Language English

Using commuter parking policy to drive sustainable commuting choices

Mar, 17/08/2021 - 09:37

Changes in the approach to employer-paid parking are seeking to encourage more sustainable commuting choices.

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Prague's electric cargo bike depot is one of Europe’s best zero-emission projects

Lun, 16/08/2021 - 09:23
Prague’s electric cargo bike depot has been identified as one of the three best projects in Europe in the 'Zero Pollution' category of Eurocities' Awards 2021. It is also seen as a success within the city, as it will be used as a model for an additional depot in the Czech capital. Language English

CIVITAS Handshake project supports analysis of Denmark’s Cycle Superhighways

Gio, 12/08/2021 - 09:00

Spanning the Capital Region of Denmark are the 'Cycle Superhighways' – a network of bicycle commuter routes that cross municipal borders, totalling 176 km. By 2045, it is exepcted that these routes will reach 746 km.

The CIVITAS Handshake project is on a mission to make cities cycle-friendly, by supporting the transfer and uptake of cycling measures developed by three pioneering 'Cycling Capitals' - Copenhagen (Denmark), Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Munich (Germany) - to ten further European cities.

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Barcelona metropolitan area gets public bike service

Mer, 11/08/2021 - 09:17
The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona plans to extend the catchment area of public transport by interlinking its stations with a public bicycle service of initially 200 stations and 2,000 bicycles. Language English

UK government announces a strategy to increase accessibility for all

Mar, 10/08/2021 - 09:17
The Department for Transport (DfT) in the UK recently announced a range of initiatives that will improve autonomy for people with reduced mobility. The initiative follows the “It’s everyone’s journey” campaign, launched in 2020 to boost equal access across all forms of public transport and encourage people to be more supportive of others when travelling. Language English

Hungary launches an app to tackle speeding

Lun, 09/08/2021 - 09:48

Hungary has launched an app which encourages drivers to reduce their speed, based on a “points reward” system.

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Province of Noord-Holland goes for zero-emission buses

Ven, 06/08/2021 - 08:00
The Province of Noord-Holland sees an exchange of all combustion engine buses to e-buses in its Region of Gooi en Vechtstreek during 2022. Language English

Longest rail tunnel in the Balkans gets underway

Gio, 05/08/2021 - 08:00
Bulgaria has begun construction of a 7km long train tunnel near the Bulagarian capital, Sofia, aiding passenger and freight transport. Language English