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Effective policies and measures require the involvement and ownership of stakeholders, including the wider public. A strategy that includes the public and stakeholders can help cities undertake effective reviews and host discussions that can strengthen urban mobility plans and enable greater chances of success.

By News Editor / Updated: 22 Jun 2017

European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017 winners announced


Earlier this week, the 12 winners of the Challenge were revealed in Strasbourg. They were selected from over 110 applications submitted from across Europe.

The 12 entries posited solutions to existing transport challenges in a wide range of forms, including futuristic systems for moving people and freight in cities, a robot platform, and a digital journey-mapping search tool for people with reduced mobility. In their own way, all ideas contribute to the decarbonisation of EU transport.

By News Editor / Updated: 22 Jun 2017

Increasing residents' mobility through electric cars (Denmark)


The municipal Housing Office in Aarhus has joined forces with car sharing company Tadaa! to offer rental electric cars to its tenants.

The scheme started in Autumn 2016, with 10 vehicles rolled out so far. Currently, 2,300 residents are able to use them. Through an app, they book in the timeslots in which they would like to use the vehicles.

Users pay a monthly subscription of 99 Danish Krone (DKK (13 euros), in addition to a fee for the number of kilometres they drive and the time they have the car.

By News Editor / Updated: 06 Jun 2017

Is Brussels calling time on the company car? (Belgium)


It has been revealed that the local government in Brussels has rubber stamped a rule related to the mobility plans offered by businesses.

It would compel large companies - those with more than 100 employees or more than 10 vehicles - to offer their employees two alternative transport packages to the company car.

As of 2018, they will be required to offer a travel plan to employees that provides them with three different options: the traditional company car; a cheaper car with a public transport ticket; or a bike (the "mobility package").

By rswa178 / Updated: 31 May 2017

Developing effective packages of measures for SUMPs: Budapest (Hungary)


When selecting the measures to be included in its SUMP, Budapest's transport operator, Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK), tested out a number of new approaches in the processes involved in making the decisions. Various parties were consulted at national and international level, whilst best practice examples were sought from other European cities. Software was then used to evaluate the choices made. The Balázs Mór Plan (BMT) is Budapest's first transport development strategy based on SUMP methodology, and its integrated approach places the focus on people and the environment.

By Gabor Heves / Updated: 11 May 2017

Tackling urban air quality: citizen-led approaches

ClairCity's first annual conference will take place in Szentendre, one hour from Budapest, Hungary on 24th May 2017. We welcome anyone who is interested in air pollution, citizen engagement, carbon emissions, and the future of our cities. The conference is free to attend, and individuals, NGOs, local organisations, and representatives of local, national or international authorities are all welcome to join us.

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Apr 2017

Participatory approach for new transport plan in Clermont-Ferrand


Three hundred residents gathered last month to discuss the next local transport plan in Clermont-Ferrand, which will be finalised by 2019.

The planning authorities in the community are keen to make sure that residents of the Clermont-Ferrand community will have more than just a say in the next local transport plan - they are an integral link in its development.

Spread across 28 discussion tables, the citizens brought a breadth of perspectives to the table.

By Randy Rzewnicki / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

Give feedback on the EU cycling strategy


Until April 10, you can give your feedback on the EUCS draft blueprint. We hereby invite all interested stakeholders to comment on the draft blueprint for an EU Cycling Strategy.

The consultation will be online from March 20 – April 8, 2017. This document that has been put together by an expert group of 25 experts, representing 13 governmental and non-governmental organisations, academia and business representations.

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By News Editor / Updated: 20 Mar 2017

Brussels reaches out to public for mobility plan feedback (Belgium)


The city of Brussels last month launched the process of citizen participation in the development of the region’s mobility plan.

The Brussels regional mobility plan provides specific details for the implementation of major mobility actions set out in the regional sustainable development plan.

Its main objectives are to reduce the pressure of incoming and outgoing traffic in Brussels by 20 per cent, create 25 000 parking spaces and increase intra-city travel with public transport.

By Youris.com / Updated: 13 Mar 2017

REMOURBAN study tour to take place in Nottingham on 23 March (UK)


Lighthouse project Remourban will be throwing its doors wide open this month when its first study tour takes place in lighthouse city Nottingham, UK.

Behind the tour are project partners Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Trent University – named UK’s greenest university – and has been organised in co-operation with the Action Cluster on Integrated Planning of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and the Smart Cities Information System.

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Feb 2017

Oslo kids use app to help identify traffic problems (Norway)


The city of Oslo has created an app that enlists children as 'secret smartphone agents' to encourage them to walk and cycle to school and record traffic problems.

The Traffic Agent app encourages children to go undercover to report dangerous intersections, damaged pavements, overgrown bushes, broken street lamps or illegally parked cars.

The GPS-tracked app, which links the city directly to children’s safety concerns, has been such a success that officials are planning to roll it out across the rest of Norway.