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“Get Started” contest: awareness raising in Andalusia, Spain

Mer, 04/08/2021 - 08:00
The Get Started (Ponte en marcha) contest for pre-schools, primary schools and secondary schools in Andalusia, Spain, celebrates its fourth year in September 2021. Language English

Nicosia has finished the revamp of one of its busiest streets

Mar, 03/08/2021 - 09:15

The city of Nicosia has completed the rehabilitation of Kyriacou Matsi avenue, one of the most important and busiest streets in the Cypriot capital. Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos and Nicosia’s Mayor, Constantinos Yiorkadjis, officially re-opened the street in mid-July 2021, right before the start of the city's busy tourist season. The city underlined that the rehabilitation of Kyriacou Matsi avenue was an extremely important project, which will change the face of the city by making it more beautiful, more functional and more accessible.

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New European Bauhaus Call for Partnerships

Lun, 02/08/2021 - 14:46
The New European Bauhaus will open the Call for Partnerships in September 2021, with a particular opportunity for organisations involved in active mobility. Language English

Oslo adopts restrictions on e-scooters

Lun, 02/08/2021 - 10:14

In July 2021, Oslo City Council adopted new regulations that put several restrictions on e-scooters. The aim of the measures in the Norwegian capital is to reduce the number of accidents and the nuisance that e-scooters cause for some, in particular to people with impaired sight and/or mobility. The most prominent measures include the introduction of a ban on e-scooter rentals between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. in the city and the setting of a cap on the number of e-scooters available for hire.

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Public transport for one euro per day, is it possible in Germany

Ven, 30/07/2021 - 08:00
An increasing number of German cities and regions are considering the introduction of the so-called ‘365-euro ticket’ for local public transport. Language English

Bologna is to install children’s streets outside the city centre

Gio, 29/07/2021 - 10:00
The Italian city of Bologna is about to start an urban mobility revolution project called Plan for Emergency Pedestrianism. Language English

New app maps accessibility of urban public spaces in Ukraine

Gio, 29/07/2021 - 08:00
A mobile and desktop application by Dostupno.UA provides accessibility information for public locations in Ukraine. It covers the differing needs of a range of groups with specific accessibility requirements and supports people to get to these locations. Language English

Field trial begins to integrate electric vehicles into the electricity system

Mar, 27/07/2021 - 09:21
A field trial with 50 BMW i3s has kicked off in Germany, as part of the research project ‘Bidirectional charging management' (BDL), that will integrate electric vehicles into the electricity grid, using so called vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Language English

France adapts traffic regulations for automated vehicles

Lun, 26/07/2021 - 09:54

France has become the first European country to adapt its road and traffic regulations to allow the operation of fully-automated vehicles on public roads.

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New Italian translation of the SUMP Guidelines now available!

Ven, 23/07/2021 - 11:00
An Italian translation of the 2nd edition SUMP Guidelines has now been made available. Language English

Cities are actively addressing gendered mobility patterns

Gio, 22/07/2021 - 09:00
Cities across Europe are beginning to implement gender appropriate transport services, in an effort to improve sustainable mobility. Language English

Turin is looking for volunteers to test a 12-month MaaS trial

Mer, 21/07/2021 - 09:00
The city of Turin, in the north of Italy, has called for residents to volunteer to take part in a 12-month mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) trial. Applications opened on 2 July and will remain open until 2 August, and they are looking for up to 1100 participants. The trial will begin on 1 October 2021. Language English

Barcelona used as a model for Spanish LEZ guide

Mar, 20/07/2021 - 09:13
Spain has made low emission zones (LEZs) mandatory in all cities and towns with more than 50,000 people by 2023. The Barcelona Ring Road LEZ serves as a role model for a national guide on the installation of LEZs that has been produced for the targeted municipalities. Language English

EU funding for cycling routes across Slovenia

Lun, 19/07/2021 - 09:02

The Slovenian Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has approved EU funding for a range of cycling routes across the country. The total value of the projects amounts to €17.7 million. The projects will be supported by the EU, with €8.3 million coming from the European Regional Development Fund.

The eight projects which have been approved, and which will receive the funding, are:

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E-mobility actors call for binding targets on charging infrastructure

Ven, 16/07/2021 - 11:00
A network of e-mobility actors has written a joint letter to the European Commission (EC), calling for strong EU regulation to replace the outdated Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive with binding targets. Language English

'Fit for 55': European Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

Gio, 15/07/2021 - 14:25
On 14 July 2021, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Language English

Helsinki cyclists can earn money by gathering data during a ride

Gio, 15/07/2021 - 11:00
Helsinki invites its residents to map out the city’s cycling paths while cycling and earning money at the same time. Language English

Commission holds five consultation workshops on the new Urban Mobility Initiative

Mer, 14/07/2021 - 11:00
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport held five consultation workshops to gather feedback on the new Urban Mobility Initiative, which will be presented by the end of 2021. Language English

UK aims to set accessibility standards for electric vehicle charging

Mar, 13/07/2021 - 10:11

The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on 30 June 2021 a partnership with Motability – a national disability charity – to assess and introduce accessibility standards for electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

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Launch of Cross-KIC New European Bauhaus Call for Proposals in Citizen Engagement

Lun, 12/07/2021 - 13:03

The New European Bauhaus Initiative (NEB) is an environmental, social, and cultural initiative that complements the European Green Deal and combines aesthetic experience, sustainability, and inclusivity. For this Cross-KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) NEB activity, EIT Urban Mobility will capitalise on existing citizen-centred engagement programmes aligned with the NEB mission.

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