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Three Slovenian cities to beat air pollution with renewables, sustainable urban mobility

Lun, 30/11/2020 - 06:12

The Slovenian government has announced an investment of €63 million to fight detrimental PM10 air quality pollution in 3 of the most affected areas: Maribor, Celje, and Murska Sobota.

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TRIMIS Digest – Fair and sustainable public transport

Ven, 27/11/2020 - 10:54
The latest TRIMIS Digest is now available. It takes a look the socio-economic impacts of public transport policy. Language English

Full range of Volvo Trucks to go battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell by 2025

Mar, 24/11/2020 - 17:21
Volvo Trucks recently announced that its full range of heavy-duty trucks will be available with battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell powertrains by 2025 Language English

Difficulties and advantages of the lockdown – as seen by the employees

Mar, 24/11/2020 - 15:55
The COVID-19 pandemic affected us all, but everyone reacted to it differently...this article from the SASMOB project describes feedback from some employees in Szeged during the lockdown. Language English

CIVITAS interactive e-publication - join the online launch event!

Mar, 24/11/2020 - 13:55
CIVITAS has asked seven cities to film their best mobility solutions and share their insights through short case studies. On Tuesday 8 December, 10:30 – 13:00 CET, join the online launch event of the first-ever CIVITAS e-publication! Language English

UK to invest further £175 million in cycling and walking - survey shows public support

Mar, 24/11/2020 - 13:49

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced in November that the government will provide local councils across the country with a further £175 million (€154 million) to create safe space for cycling and walking. The announcement came shortly after surveys and independent polls showed strong public support for measures to reduce road traffic and reallocate road space for active travel.

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Public bicycle system to connect urban agglomeration of Split

Mar, 24/11/2020 - 09:17

The Croatian city of Split has announced the creation of a city-wide public bike sharing scheme to improve connectivity within the city. “From Trogir to Podstrana, Split to Dicmo” is the guiding idea behind the new public bicycle sharing system that connects eight municipalities of the urban agglomeration.

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Barcelona to expand its car-free ‘superblocks’ to city centre district

Lun, 23/11/2020 - 09:58

The city of Barcelona has announced a major expansion of its ‘superblocks’ initiative, as part of a 10-year plan to reduce car dependence and cut pollution. The project will take place in the central Eixample district.

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New Spanish law to require 30 km/h speed limit in urban areas

Lun, 23/11/2020 - 09:41
A new Spanish law has been approved that imposes a default 30 km/h speed limit in urban areas to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in road accidents. Language English

Velo-city call for abstracts extended until 30 November 2020

Ven, 20/11/2020 - 11:21
Deadline extended to 30 November 2020 for Velo-city call for cyclists to share abstracts on cycle diversity, the main theme of the Velo-city Lisboa 2021 conference. Language English

European funding support new cycling infrastructure in Slovene Izola

Gio, 19/11/2020 - 10:33

Located at the Adriatic Sea, Izola (11,000 inhabitants) is an attractive place to live and visit. Thanks to a recent project by the Municipality and IZP Izola, the opportunity to cycle in Izola will increase significantly. An investment of around € 1.9 M which includes a 40% funding share by EU Cohesion Funds, sees major new cycling infrastructure connections becoming a reality.

Izola hopes for a push of sustainable mobility options thanks to the increase in cycling infrastructure quantity and quality, including public lighting in the project to comply with the latter aim.

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Let’s make cycling the European way! EU leaders discuss needs and funding opportunities

Mer, 18/11/2020 - 14:54

European Commission Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, who is leading the European Commission’s Green Deal activities, has highlighted the importance of cycling to deliver the ambitious targets of the EU Green Deal during a round table discussion with selected mayors and transport ministers held on 30 October 2020.

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Join LEAD’s Transferability Platform and learn what Digital Twins can do for Urban Freight

Mar, 17/11/2020 - 09:57
The Horizon 2020 funded LEAD launched the call for its Transferability Platform. Local Authorities can apply until 11 December 2020. Language English

Bristol and Bath launch 12-month e-scooter trials

Mar, 17/11/2020 - 09:01
The UK cities of Bath and Bristol have launched a 12-month e-scooter trial with provider Voi. Language English

Open Consultation on the revision of the ITS Directive

Lun, 16/11/2020 - 15:49

We invite you to participate in the open public consultation on the revision of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive

ITS improves safety, traffic efficiency and driver comfort by helping people make the right decisions and adapt to traffic situations. EU rules aim to accelerate and coordinate the deployment and use of these systems.

This revision will assess the availability of infrastructure and traffic/travel data across the whole EU transport network. It will also cover new developments such as:

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Policy Brief: Towards a Common European Framework for Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators

Lun, 16/11/2020 - 11:58

As a cornerstone of its urban mobility policy, the European Commission has strongly encouraged European towns and cities of all sizes to embrace the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). By improving accessibility to, through, and within urban areas and promoting the shift towards more sustainable modes of transport, SUMPs hold the potential to improve the overall quality of life for residents by addressing issues of congestion, air- and noise pollution, climate change, road accidents, unsightly on-street parking and the integration of new mobility services.

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Results of cargo bike pilot project presented in Varna

Lun, 16/11/2020 - 09:42

In late October, the first local results of the City Changer Cargo Bike (CCCB) project were presented in Varna, a famous tourist destination in Bulgaria and a core logistics centre due to its location on the Black Sea coast.

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Munich is dismantling its pop-up cycle paths

Lun, 16/11/2020 - 09:29
Munich City Council has decided to remove the pop-up cycle lanes that it created at the beginning of the pandemic. Language English