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Press Release: Antwerp’s Marketplace for Mobility: partnering with private mobility service providers (Belgium)

Antwerp is a vital node in the European road network. To improve accessibility and create the right infrastructure for safe transport, several major construction projects have started in the Antwerp region over the last year. In the short term, this has led to a challenging mobility situation and traffic disruption in certain areas.

Event: Digitising Urban Mobility Services (Brussels, 9 November 2017)

The CERRE Expert Workshop will identify and discuss which regulatory changes service providers wish to see, and why. The workshop will also address the objectives of decision-makers and transport planners, the regulatory options available to achieve those objectives and an assessment of their effectiveness.

Press Release: Antwerp’s Marketplace for Mobility: partnering with private mobility service providers

Antwerp is a vital node in the European road network. To improve accessibility and create the right infrastructure for safe transport, several major construction projects have started in the Antwerp region over the last year. In the short term, this has led to a challenging mobility situation and traffic disruption in certain areas.

Press Release: Urban mobility planning and policy – best practice from EU for third countries

In recent years, there has been a growing interest from third countries to learn from European experience in the area of sustainable urban mobility. In response to this, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport – with the support of an external consultant – has just published two booklets in English with translations into Mandarin, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Press Release: A Cycling Kilometric Allowance in France

In 2017, France launched a new action plan dedicated to active travel (walking and cycling). Part of this was a Cycling Kilometric Allowance for commuters cycling to work. Those using their own bike receive €0.25 per kilometre cycled and up to €200 annually. This amount is exempt from both companies’ social security contributions and taxes (the allowance was first trialled with private companies).

Event: 6th International Conference ’’Тowards a Humane City‘‘ (Novi Sad, Serbia, 26-27 October 2017)

We are honoured to invite you to the sixth international conference Towards a Humane City which is held 26-27 October 2017, traditionally in Novi Sad. This time we want to show that “smart city” means “intelligent mobility” in all aspects of sustainability. It is the precondition of economic prosperity, social equality and environmental quality.

Press Release: European Commission study examines Urban Vehicle Access Regulations

The European Commission recently published a study on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR) that aims to assist policy makers in their implementation. UVARs are measures that regulate vehicular access to urban infrastructure. Examples include congestion charging, low-emission zones (LEZ), and restrictions on certain types of vehicles.

Press Release: Zielona Góra places largest electric bus order in Polish history

Zielona Góra has shown its commitment to clean and energy efficient vehicles with the largest order ever placed for electric buses in Poland. Whilst cities such as Krakow already already boast a large electric fleet, they are being surpassed by the scale of the order from the city of just under 140,000 people, which is located in the Lubusz province in western Poland.

Press Release: How a SUMP helped the development of a SULP in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

In addition to developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, ‘s-Hertogenbosch is updating its Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (SULP) to incorporate its inner city. By improving and expanding existing logistics measures, the city will create “multi-solution measures” based on a community approach. Using this approach, policy targets can be combined and support and commitment from stakeholders maximised. Five measures have already been elaborated and a roadmap is in place to gain the necessary political approval for the SULP.

Press Release: Royal Mail to introduce electric delivery vans (UK)

Starting in December, the Royal Mail will begin delivering post in electric vehicles. The new fully electric vans will distribute post from the central London depot to the surrounding area. Produced by Oxfordshire-based carmaker Arrival, the vans come in three and a half, six and seven tonne versions. They have a range of 160 kilometres. A dual power mode within the vehicles can be used to top-up the battery after the first 100 miles.

Press Release: Pau (France) to introduce fuel cell tram-buses in 2019

Eight ExquiCity tram-buses will be delivered to the transport operator in Pau during the second half of 2019. These clean energy hybrid tram-buses are the first of their kind in France. Powered by hydrogen fuel cells, their only emission is water vapour. Lithium batteries will provide additional power when needed. The tram-buses are over 18 metres long, can carry 125 passengers and have a range of over 300 kilometres. Refuelling the hydrogen fuel cells takes only 10 minutes.

Press Release: Berlin public transport operator to employ refugees as bus drivers (Germany)

A project by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berlin’s public transport operator, will soon see 16 refugees employed as bus drivers in the German capital. To secure a place in the project, participants had to meet strict requirements: they needed a bus driver’s license, good German language skills, and a residency permit.

Press Release: SMP fact-based mobility planning tool

Through a set of 19 sustainable mobility indicators, this tool supports cities in their efforts to develop fact-based and integrated sustainable urban mobility plans. The indicators also provide cities with a means of assessing their own performance in relation to sustainable mobility. The tool can be applied in any geographic area.

Press Release: Implementing a public electric vehicle charging network in Stockholm (Sweden)

Stockholm has the ambitious goal to become one of the world’s leading clean vehicle cities by 2030. To achieve this, it was decided to boost the city’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure by expanding the existing charging infrastructure and build a fast charging network. The project started in 2014 with the aim of installing 10 new fast and 100 normal charging points – all intended for public use – and developing a plan for future network expansion.

Press Release: Transit Oriented Development Standard 3.0

The TOD Standard stands for the rights of all to access the city: to walk and cycle safely, to easily and affordably reach the most distant destinations through rapid and frequent transit, and to live a good life free of dependence on cars. It also stands for access to opportunity, education, services, and all the resources available via no- or low-cost mobility options.

Press Release: Valletta: stakeholder consultation and aligning sustanability and economic goals (Malta)

In recent years, mobility patterns in Malta – especially in the Valletta region – have changed significantly. This is due to various reasons: public transport redevelopment; rising employment; an improved economy; and the increase in (predominantly car-oriented) personal mobility. A SUMP is being developed for Valletta – Malta’s capital city – and the surrounding region in order to encourage a shift towards sustainable mobility.

Event: “The European Reality of SUMP” REFORM conference (Brussels, 26 October 2017)

The Conference is organised by the Interreg Europe project REFORM in cooperation with the Partnership on Urban Mobility (PUM) of the EU Urban Agenda and the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. The event is mainly intended for cities and public authorities, who will have the opportunity to learn and exchange knowledge on how to organise, plan, and implement a SUMP according to the EU’s SUMP guidelines. They will also be able to learn from the experiences of EU cities and regions who have already successfully developed their own SUMPs.

Press Release: Evaluation of transport policy implementation in Krakow

As part of its Transport Policy 2015-2020, Krakow developed a transport policy evaluation mechanism, the Conformity Assessment Procedure. It gathers evaluation information to be used throughout the entire SUMP process, and using it involves little financial outlay. Developed as part of the CH4LLENGE project (an EU-funded SUMP project), it is the city’s first evaluation tool. The procedure focuses on policy implementation in nine thematic areas, with external experts carrying out many of the evaluations. The tool will be integrated into the upcoming monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan for Krakow’s SUMP.

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