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Pursuing a quality management approach is not only necessary, but will help cities develop and implement better transport policies.

Good transport planning is informed by reference to good practice elsewhere. Auditing and benchmarking help cities compare their plans and performance against that of others - not in a spirit of competition, but rather one of continuous improvement.

 
By News Editor / Updated: 14 Jul 2017
By Lucy Sadler / Updated: 29 Jun 2017

Navigating Europe's Urban Vehicle Access Regulations

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Many cities and towns struggle with balancing congestion, ‘liveability’, air and noise pollution, accessibility, and other pressures of urban life. The levels of pollution now prevalent in many cities have an adverse effect upon health. Furthermore, congested, polluted, noisy cities are attractive for neither residents and tourists nor businesses.

By Margit Braun / Updated: 30 Jun 2017

Bike Sharing System in Burgas (Bulgaria)

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The city of Burgas started the implementation of a bike-sharing service in 2012 and was the first Bulgarian city to include the practice as part of an integrated urban mobility policy. The initial project, "Cycling City – a Model of Modern Urban Mobility", was financed by the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and aimed to increase infrastructure for and access to non-motorised forms of transport. Since its introduction, the system has been extended and constantly improved; e-bikes are envisaged for the near future.

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By News Editor / Updated: 22 Jun 2017

European Commission launches two competitions for green cities - with financial rewards

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The European Commission recently launched the competitions for cities to win the 2019 European Green Leaf and 2020 European Green Capital Awards. Both reward cities for bringing about positive change that improves urban environments.

To celebrate the 10th year of the European Green Capital competition, the Commission will award €350,000 to the 2020 winner. Cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants can apply.*

By Maria Guilarte / Updated: 23 Sep 2016

A new book published about Mobility Management and Integrated Transport Policies from PhD Thesis in Brazil

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Book´s name
¨Gerenciamento da Mobilidade e Política Integrada dos Transportes
Pesquisa de resultados com sucesso no mundo, contribuindo com uma metodologia proposta para o Brasil e América Latina¨

Printed by Novas Edições Acadêmicas (2016-08-08), Germany

Project Book: ISBN-13: 978-3-8417-2145-7
ISBN-10:3841721451EAN:9783841721457

Language: PT from Brazil

Research vision and contribution for all transport and sustainable mobility community:

By Jerome Simpson / Updated: 28 Sep 2016

IT developers / philanthropists / strategic partners

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Background

Since late 2014, the REC has been developing and piloting on site a tool to monitor and help reduce CO2 and pollutant emissions and improve the energy efficiency of its employees’ commuting. The data it gathers (including fuel costs, savings and calories burned) feed into a daily ride-sharing platform and a website that also offers other information on public transport services, bike-to-work options and mobility planning. The technical set-up is illustrated here.

By Merle / Updated: 18 Dec 2015

Bristol shares sustainable transport experience and knowledge (UK)

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In 2015 the city of Bristol was Europe’s Green Capital. This was also an outcome of 40 years of environmental efforts with great progress in many areas.

Now, Bristol is willing to help other cities around the world to 'go green' by sharing its experience and knowledge.

The city is doing this through a free online toolkit called The Bristol Method which documents everything Bristol has learnt from its year as European Green Capital so other cities can benefit.

By Merle / Updated: 08 Mar 2016

Bristol, Europe’s Green Capital in 2015, unveils city toolkit

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In 2015, the city of Bristol has been Europe’s Green Capital. This was also an outcome of 40 years of environmental efforts with great progress in many areas. Now, Bristol is willing to help other cities around the world to “go green” by sharing its experience and knowledge about sustainability at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21). The city is doing this through a free online toolkit called The Bristol Method (https://www.bristol2015.co.uk/method/) which documents everything Bristol has learnt from its year as European Green Capital so other cities can benefit.

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Aug 2015

Project QUEST: Identifying further SUMP measures in Murska Sobota (Slovenia)

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In 2013 Murska Sobota decided it had to reassess its sustainable mobility policies and plans because the sustainable mobility process in the city had recently slowed down.

The University of Maribor assisted the Slovenian city in the process and developed a new action plan with the help of a quality management tool developed by an EU project, known as QUEST.

Thanks to this tool Murska Sobota created a new free bus for citizens and now has plans to redevelop a pedestrian street and reduce the amount of parking in the city.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 31 Mar 2015

2015 Annual Polis Conference

The Annual Polis Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. The conference offers a mix of high-level plenary sessions, with prominent figures debating topical issues and trends, and 16 technical sessions showing innovation in policy and practice across the transport spectrum.