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Good planning helps choosing and designing the right measures, or packages of measures, for a city’s particular transport context, and getting them off the ground.

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life - can play a big role in this regard. To discover more about these plans, visit the dedicated Mobility Plans section on Eltis.

By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 11 Dec 2014

Bristol invites public to imagine, and then decide on, the future of their city

There is no one path to realising more sustainable mobility, as evident by the wide-variety of transport measures on offer that can lower emissions, reduce pollution and create greener urban areas. But with limited budgets and the knowledge that infrastructural change can majorly alter the character of a city, how should local leaders prioritise one measure over another? And how can citizens be involved in this decision making process, granting them a real sense of ownership over the process?

By Eltis Team / Updated: 11 Aug 2015

EC Urban Mobility Video


The Urban Mobility Video is a three-minute film that explains the approach of the European Commission about urban mobility. It starts with a problem-setting part in which, without voice-over, difficult urban mobility situation are shown in slow motion: a cyclist hit by a car, a woman in a crowded bus that has to brake suddenly, a man in his car who can't stand the traffic jams, emissions and noise anymore, pedestrians who do not have enough space to walk on the pavement etc.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 24 May 2017

Plans afoot for world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone in London (UK)


London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced last month that heavily polluting vehicles will have to pay a daily charge to drive within central London from 8 April 2019.

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will cover the same area as the zone for the existing congestion charge. It is proposed that the ULEZ replace the £10 Toxicity Charge, which has been confirmed as starting in October this year.

By News Editor / Updated: 08 May 2017

Graz sets new priorities for sustainable transport


Speaking at a press conference last Friday, the new city councillor responsible for transport, Elke Kahr, presented a new set of priorities for sustainable transport planning in Graz.

Kahr plans to swiftly set in motion a range of actions related to public transport, cycling and walking in the city.

By VM / Updated: 02 May 2017

Forum mobility

This FORUM organized by the association "FOR URBAN PASSION" is held on May 11, in BOZAR.

The theme "New Use <> New Move. Land Use & Mobility" will open the page of the city by 2030.

This prospective look will be based on the findings: what is moving in our lives (work, housing, habits of consumption, etc.) and how we have already changed our ways of moving (electric scooter or bike, renting or sharing cars, etc.) Do these changes bode well for the city of tomorrow?

Drinks and lunch are included in the price.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 May 2017

New traffic management plan presented in Zagreb (Croatia)


A new traffic management plan has been presented in Zagreb by Anka Mrak-Taritaš, Minister of Construction and Spatial Planning, emphasising the development of public transport, cycling, intermodality and intelligent transport systems.

"Zagreb's transport system must be highly developed, efficient, safe and above all ecologically acceptable, in line with the principles of sustainable development set by the European commission," said Jasmina Pašagić Škrinjar, professor at the Faculty of Transport at Zagreb.

By Jelena Mitrović / Updated: 02 May 2017

6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ’’Тowards a Humane City‘‘ Novi Sad (Serbia)

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.

It has passed ten years since the initiative for organizing the first conference, which is the reason for marking this conference as a jubilee. We are proud for being able, thanks to unselfish support of colleagues from the country, region and wider, to gather scientific and expert public, decision makers and ultimate users, with the aim of solving common problems of urban mobility and mutual responsibility before new challenges.

By News Editor / Updated: 26 Apr 2017

Call opened for demonstrations and sponsors for CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017


A call for sponsors and demonstrations has been opened for the next CIVITAS Forum Conference, which will take place from 27-29 September in Torres Vedras, Portugal.

The CIVITAS Forum is the flagship event of the CIVITAS Initiative, which has for 15 years supported cities with developing and implementing sustainable urban mobility measures. Each year the forum brings together hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders from across Europe.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 May 2017

Gijon sets sights on reducing private car use (Spain)


The City of Gijón, Spain plans to approve its Mobility Plan for 2016-2024 next September.

Recent revisions to the document have targeted reducing use of private vehicles while increasing bicycle and public transport usage.

Praising the "exhaustive" work of the team drafting the plan, Gijón mayor Carmen Moriyon said that the plan will lead to a new mobility model in the city, but that "there is still a lot of work to be done."

By News Editor / Updated: 26 Apr 2017

SUMP Conference Review: Intelligent Planning for Sustainable Mobility

Nearly 400 participants convened in Dubrovnik, Croatia for the 4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. This year's theme, 'Intelligent Planning for Sustainable Mobility,' brought a number of topics to the table, such as ownership of public spaces, tourism, smart cities, freight transport, accessibility and more.