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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 Thomas Durlin / Updated: 20 Jun 2017

SUMPs-Up – first European workshop on national urban mobility programmes

Our cities currently face a number of pressing challenges, including economic attractiveness, energy efficiency, limited resources, social equity, and pollution. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are proving to be a tool capable of addressing and providing solutions to these issues.

So far, support for SUMP take-up has been targeted at cities, as the local authority there responsible for mobility are often in charge of developing and implementing mobility plans.

By News Editor / Updated: 11 Jun 2017

Ambitious new public transport plans outlined for Dublin


A far-ranging transformation of the Irish capital’s transport network has been outlined by the country’s National Transport Authority (NTA). The overall cost of the project would be €1bn.

NTA figures show that average traffic speeds on the main roads during morning rush hour is fallng from 39.kmh to 33.7kmh. The number of cars paying the toll on the M50, Ireland’s busiest motorway, is also rising by 18 per cent.

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Jun 2017

Getxo begins to plan its first SUMP (Spain)


Getxo, a town in the Basque Country, will soon take the first steps in the process of developing a SUMP for the local municipal area.

In the coming weeks, 4,000 questionnaires will be distributed. They seek to find out the routes that are taken by residents in the area, along with at what times of day.

Taxi drivers, cyclists, and associations of elderly or disabled people are amongst those who will be surveyed. Sessions will also be held for local residents to discuss the plans.

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By News Editor / Updated: 01 Jun 2017
By rswa178 / Updated: 21 Jun 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.