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Appraisals of urban mobility schemes are crucial to assess the expected benefits of particular schemes, determine their suitability to meet policy objectives and to prioritise them.

 
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By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

EU Research & Innovation for and with Cities: Yearly Mapping Report September 2017

This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international level to foster sustainable urban development. In addition, it presents a detailed overview of budget of Horizon 2020 and the past three research Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5) committed to city-related projects.

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By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 23 Oct 2017

A Cycling Kilometric Allowance in France

In 2017, France launched a new action plan dedicated to active travel (walking and cycling). Part of this was a Cycling Kilometric Allowance for commuters cycling to work.

Those using their own bike receive €0.25 per kilometre cycled and up to €200 annually. This amount is exempt from both companies' social security contributions and taxes (the allowance was first trialled with private companies).

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By News Editor / Updated: 12 Oct 2017

Transit Oriented Development Standard 3.0

The TOD Standard stands for the rights of all to access the city: to walk and cycle safely, to easily and affordably reach the most distant destinations through rapid and frequent transit, and to live a good life free of dependence on cars. It also stands for equal opportunity, access to education and services, and advocates that the latter two are reachable via no- or low-cost mobility options.

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By Renske Martijnse / Updated: 09 Oct 2017
By Christof Marx / Updated: 19 Feb 2018

The Economic Benefits of Sustainable Urban Mobility Measures

These reports demonstrate the economic value of sustainable urban mobility interventions. Based on the review of a large body of evidence comprising 351 source documents, they present and summarise the available evidence for 22 types of mobility measures.

These evidence reviews assist practitioners in selecting and prioritising measures by: 

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By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Sep 2017

Bristol (UK): how public health specialists can change transport planning

To improve the health of its residents and initiate the changes required to do so, NHS Bristol employed a number of public health experts and developed the influencing skills of such staff at various levels of local government through co-located posts.

Since their appointment in 2008 by NHS Bristol and Bristol City Council's (BCC) Director of Public Health, the expert in public health and transport planning has helped ingrain a public health perspective into urban transport planning, leading to substantial positive health impacts.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 05 Sep 2017

How a transport plan in London is tackling public health issues (UK)

In response to public health challenges facing the city, London introduced a Transport Action Plan in 2014.  Developed by a Public Health Consultant working in Transport for London (TfL), the city's transport authority, it outlines transport-related measures for improving the health of Londoners. The Plan sets out 10 action points related to TfL's 'business as usual' processes that, if undertaken, should help TfL respond to public health challenges. By making the links between transport and health explicit, the Plan makes a clear contribution to public health.

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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.

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By Simone Bosetti / Updated: 13 Feb 2017

Workshop: Urban Roadmaps Tool

The CIVITAS Prosperity and European Urban Transport Roadmaps 2030 projects invite you to a training workshop on the Urban Transport Roadmaps online scenario-building tool.

The tool, commissioned by DG MOVE, is designed to support cities in exploring alternative transport scenarios/roadmaps and translating their vision on sustainable urban mobility into a concrete set of actions for their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

By Eileen O'connell / Updated: 01 Feb 2017

EVIDENCE Project Final Workshop

23 February, 14B Rue de La Science, Brussels

The EVIDENCE project is a strategic initiative funded by EACI to investigate the economic evidence for sustainable urban mobility measures.

This final workshop will present the findings and recommendations from the project, look at how the evidence has been used in cities and campaigns, and investigate the barriers to integration of sustainable mobility.

It will finish with a look at the gaps in the evidence, new forms of mobility to be investigated and how best to implement the evidence.