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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: 09 Aug 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 08 Aug 2017

CIVITAS Awards deadline approaching: showcase your city's sustainable mobility


There are only a few days left to apply for the 15th CIVITAS Awards competition: the deadline is Friday 11 August.

The Awards represent a unique opportunity to for cities to demonstrate their sustainable mobility activities to a European audience and be recognised and rewarded for them by the European Commission.  

Present your mobility achievements and how your ambition led to successful outcomes by applying for the ‘Bold Measure Award'. If you have been successful in transferring your knowledge to others, then the ‘Take-up Award’ is the one for you.

By rswa178 / Updated: 02 Aug 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 02 Aug 2017

A discovery dialogue on climate policy and practice between the EU and China


The Green Sessions "from Policy to Practice” is an initiative from Natureherit Design & Consult to create multi-actor dialogues to improve the overview and understanding of policies and practices relating to climate action and green-circular economy for regions worldwide.

Starting with a "Roadmap of Exchanges", the Green Sessions are seeking to stimulate and assist local actions related to the green circular economy, create new jobs in the green economy, and inspire ideas for more green growth.

By News Editor / Updated: 27 Jul 2017

SUMPs-Up learning activities starting in September and October


The SUMP Learning Programme (SLP) comprises a series of activities to equip planning authorities in European cities with the skills and knowledge they need to develop and implement Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Its activities are grounded in the concepts of peer-to-peer exchange, collaboration, and knowledge transfer.

By News Editor / Updated: 25 Jul 2017

New public transport partnership and ticketing system in Bucharest


The Mayor of Bucharest, Gabriela Firea, has announced a single public transport ticket that can be used for the bus, metro, and train in Bucharest and the surrounding Ilfov County.

The announcement was made during the creation of the Inter-community Development Association for Public Transport Bucharest-Ilfov. The partnership will lead to public transport services in the capital being extended to its periphery. Mr Firea referred to it as a "historic moment" for transport in the city.

By Mojca Balant / Updated: 25 Jul 2017

Slovenia's first SUMP on a small scale: Ljutomer


A town with 3,300 inhabitants, Ljutomer was the first place in Slovenia to prepare a (pilot) SUMP on a 'small' scale. The municipality of the same name (in which the town is located) has a population of 11,400 people. The success of the implemented measures encouraged Ljutomer to place an emphasis on  sustainable mobility and strive for a role as one of the leading municipalities in the field within both Slovenia and the wider region.

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Jul 2017

Can Brussels' cycling infrastructure be changed at the push of a button? (Belgium)


A new project in Brussels is giving citizens a chance to influence cycling infrastructure within the Belgian capital: and all with the push of a button.

"PING if you care", which started in May, enables bike riders to mark unsafe traffic situations or unsatisfactory cycling infrastructure that they encounter. This is done by pressing the PING button, a wireless Bluetooth-enabled device that can be attached to bikes or clothing. The button then sends the data to an app via Bluetooth.