Search This Blog

3 September 2019

Dresden, planning for multimodality and measuring the results

Dresden (Germany) was named one of the three finalists in the 7th European SUMP Award that was presented by European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on 21 March 2019. This is the second time that Dresden has been a finalist in the awards. Dresden’s approach to monitoring and evaluation was commended four years ago and the city has once again impressed the jury, this time with forward-looking planning which addresses multimodality in transport planning.
The city of Dresden adopted its first SUMP “Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan 2025plus” in 2014, which is currently in the evaluation phase. First results show that Dresden achieved most objectives, even exceeding some.
For more information click here.

Optitrans Peer Review and Partner Meeting in Thessaly, Greece

The Optitrans Peer Review meeting took place from 9th to 10th of July 2019, at the Region of Thessaly, during which the participants visited and discussed with the representatives of both Urban and Intercity Bus of the four Regional Units (Larissa, Magnesia, Trikala and Karditsa) as well as they had the opportunity to get familiar with similar European co-funded projects (EnerNETMob, Green Your Move). Accordingly, the Optitrans Partner Meeting took place at the premises of Region of Thessaly, from 11th to 12th of July 2019, during which the partners discussed the project’s progress, with particular attention to the Action Plans and the project’s upcoming Phase 2.
For more information click here.

Brexit and the transport sector

The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the European Union. This means that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date or the period is extended by the European Council, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the United Kingdom from 30 March 2019, 00:00h (CET).
The European Commission proceeded in publishing notices to stakeholders, transport operators, etc regarding the legal repercussions, which need to be considered when the United Kingdom becomes a third country.
For more information click here.

LIFE GYM meets OptiTrans

OptiTrans project consortium visited on July 9th, 2019 UTH facilities to be informed about GYM project and discuss issues on urban mobility and transport. The meeting also attended the President of Urban KTEL of Volos, Mr. Nikolaos Evangelinos.
During the meeting Prof. Saharidis presented GreenYourMove application to the consortium of OptiTrans project, the data synchronization study performed and the forthcoming integration of real life data in the application. Then an interesting discussion on several topics covering aspects of urban mobility followed.

4 June 2019


IMPACT>MOBILITY  (24 -25 June 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands)  aims to unite the urban transportation ecosystem to deliver on-demand low-emission mobility services and create a sustainable business model for its emerging players.