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Launch of the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2023

Eltis - Gio, 23/03/2023 - 10:00
Entries for the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2023 are now open, with applications closing on Friday 26 May 2023. Language English

Commission to announce a European Declaration on Cycling

Eltis - Gio, 23/03/2023 - 08:00
The European Commission is set to boost its support for cycling as a mode of transport with a new European Declaration on Cycling. Language English

Commission Recommendation on National Support Programmes for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Eltis - Mer, 22/03/2023 - 12:46
On 8 March, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation to help the 430 major cities along the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) by offering support in developing their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Language English

Latest developments of the Expert Group on Urban Mobility (EGUM)

Eltis - Mer, 22/03/2023 - 08:00

The Commission’s Expert Group on Urban Mobility has met for the second time resulting in agreement on a new work plan and sub-groups.

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Helsinki renovates its main boulevard

Eltis - Mar, 21/03/2023 - 08:30
The Finnish capital Helsinki began work to renovate its main boulevard, the Mannerheimintie, in March 2023. The project will take more than two years to complete and will see the renewal of infrastructure, including tram tracks, as well as the addition of bicycle lanes to the boulevard. Language English

New publication outlines how to make mobility gender equal

Eltis - Lun, 20/03/2023 - 11:18
The Left group in the European Parliament has published a study on policies to better integrate the gender perspective into the development of transport policy. Language English

Gdynia supports residents to purchase e-bikes

Eltis - Lun, 20/03/2023 - 09:13
Compared to the first edition of its subsidy programme in 2022, the Polish city of Gdynia has doubled the funding available in 2023 to support residents in buying a new e-bike. Language English

Hamburg aims for 4 out of 5 trips to be carried out without private car in 2030

Eltis - Ven, 17/03/2023 - 01:00

Hamburg is pushing cycling as a key element to arrive at a modal share of 80% of all trips done by sustainable urban mobility means. Its cycling strategy embraces pedestrian traffic and connects to public transport services to create a convincing mobility service without car reliance.

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Call for Expression of Interest for cities to join the Intelligent Cities Challenge network

Eltis - Gio, 16/03/2023 - 08:00

The Intelligent Cities Challenge is a European Commission initiative supporting European cities towards the green and digital transition of their local economies, through Local Green Deals. The call for Expression of Interest will close on 28 April 2023.

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Sustainable Transport Forum – new membership appointments

Eltis - Mer, 15/03/2023 - 19:18

DG MOVE has now appointed the new members of the Sustainable Transport Forum. The STF is the Commission’s main formal expert forum to support the implementation of the Union’s alternative fuels policies, contributing to the European Union’s energy and climate goals.

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Knowledge Translation for road safety innovation - SAFE-UP workshop summary

Eltis - Mer, 15/03/2023 - 08:00

At the SAFE-UP project's 5th General Assembly, Dr. Marilee Nugent of UniFI led a workshop on Knowledge Translation for Road Safety Innovation with special guest speaker Dr. Tamika Heiden, the principal and founder of Research Impact Academy, in Australia.

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Collaboration aims to deliver safer urban mobility for the visually impaired

Eltis - Mar, 14/03/2023 - 08:08
A leading micro-mobility operator has partnered with an app that supports the mobility of those with visual impairments to improve the safety of those who are blind and visually impaired when they are moving around a city. Language English

Report shows increased use of micro-mobility options in urban areas

Eltis - Lun, 13/03/2023 - 09:37
A new report sheds light on the emerging urban mobility trends in the UK and Europe. The report is based on the behaviour of 48 million app users across Europe and highlights the increasing demand for micro-mobility options. Language English

SAFE-UP: A shared vision to tackle shared road safety issues

Eltis - Ven, 10/03/2023 - 08:00

In the SAFE-UP project's latest newsletter, Lisa Spellman, Director of the Vulnerable Road User Safety Consortium, stresses the importance of having a common vision and mission with organisations committed to improving shared road user safety.

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HARMONY publishes Guidelines on Modelling tools for SUMPs in the new mobility era

Eltis - Gio, 09/03/2023 - 08:00
The HARMONY project under the CIVITAS initiative, an EU-funded programme focused on sustainable and smart mobility, has published Guidelines on Modelling tools for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in the new mobility era. Language English

Paris facilitates travel for people with disabilities for Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024

Eltis - Mer, 08/03/2023 - 08:00
Paris prepares additional transport services for persons with reduced mobility to meet the expected visitor needs during the Olympic an Paralympic Games in summer 2024. Language English

“That’s not feasible without a car" - Just Transition webinar explores

Eltis - Mar, 07/03/2023 - 08:00

POLIS' Just Transition Webinar series kicked off with a deep dive into car usage in cities, the why's, where's, how's... and what policymakers can do to shift car-oriented mindsets.

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EU road safety figures show that fatalities are still below pre-pandemic levels

Eltis - Lun, 06/03/2023 - 09:24
The European Commission has released preliminary figures on road accident fatalities for 2022. These show a 3% increase compared to the second year of the pandemic (2021), although they are 10% lower than the last pre-pandemic year 2019. Language English

ETSC and PACTS set out safety recommendations for e-scooters and their riders

Eltis - Ven, 03/03/2023 - 10:43
Recommendations have been set out in a new report on safer technical standards for e-scooters and safer e-scooter usage rules in Europe. Language English

Braga, Sofia and Zagreb among the finalists for European Urban Mobility Awards

Eltis - Gio, 02/03/2023 - 19:24

Six finalists have been shortlisted for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award 2022 and the new MOBILITYACTION award promoting mobility management. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in Ghent on 23 March.

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