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26 January 2018

2018 Access City Award for Lyon

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility.

Urban mobility: Torun and Wroclaw develop tram networks with EU funds

€81.5 million from the Cohesion Fund is invested in the tram fleet and network in the Polish cities of Toruń and Wrocław. Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu said: "Getting around Toruń and Wrocław will be smoother thanks to these Cohesion policy investments. At the same time this is a new example of how EU funds help us reach our EU-wide objectives of clean mobility".

Smart Commuting for European cities

In European cities, the daily commute to and from work is a major energy consumer. SMART COMMUTING project encourages coordination between public transport companies, city officials and other stakeholders to develop a holistic approach to planning more energy efficient  transportation in urban areas. Training for public sector workers, expert analyses and the creation of institutional platforms will support better planning of sustainable transport.
The ERDF-funded INTERREG Central Europe project ‘Smart Commuting’ is coordinated by the Municipality of Rimini in Italy and will last till May 2020. A transnational strategy for smarter commuting, an institutional platform with results and reports, 14 pilot actions for low-carbon mobility and 15 training sessions on low-carbon solutions are the main outputs of the project.
More information here

5 January 2018

New European Air Quality Index

A new European Air Quality Index, launched on 16th of November by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, allows users to check the current air quality across Europe’s cities and regions. The Index is accompanied by new country fact sheets that provide updated air quality information for EEA member countries.

Women in Transport - EU Platform for Change

On 27 November 2017, EESC President Georges Dassis and Commissioner Violeta Bulc will officially launch the EU Platform for Change aimed at increasing female employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector.

carbonn® Climate Registry

The carbonn® Climate Registry is the leading global reporting platform for cities, towns and regions tackling climate change. It is the voluntary and public reporting platform for local and other subnational governments, enabling these entities to report and monitor their climate and energy commitments, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance, plans as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. It also helps local and other subnational governments to track and report on their targets, actions and performance.


Are you searching for guidance on what elements to include in your own Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Visit the CIVITAS SUMP Registry for help.