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14 March 2019

Fact sheets reveal innovative mobility measures in five European cities

Fact sheets have just been released showcasing innovative mobility measures currently being implemented in ICLEI Member cities Stockholm (Sweden) and Turku (Finland), as well as Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), and Ruse (Bulgaria).

Stanley Black & Decker encourages employees to use sustainable modes of transport

As part of its CSR Strategy, Stanley Black & Decker has set the ambitious target of reducing its carbon footprint intensity by 20 percent by 2020, compared to the 2015 baseline. The company’s MOBILITYACTION is one of the ways the team is working toward this goal.

European Commission announces sustainable mobility award nominees

The European Commission revealed the finalists of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards and the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP). The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning.

Pilot project in Munich highlights how to reduce air pollution hotspots

A real-world pilot project in Munich has been completed by Siemens Mobility, ryd (a platform by ThinxNet) and Hawa Dawa, demonstrating that individual vehicle drivers can be influenced to take an alternative route, and air pollution hotspots subsequently reduced.

8 March 2019

Shenzhen and Istanbul welcome new training centres specific to transport

Shenzhen Bus Group and Marmara Municipalities Union have partnered with UITP on two new Regional Training Centres for three years, and will each organise at least four training programmes per year.
The training programmes will be delivered in cooperation with UITP Regional Training Centres and will help people fulfil their career potential in the sector of public transport and sustainable mobility.
The trainings planned for 2019 under the Shenzhen Regional Training Centre include topics such as service excellence; on-demand bus and shared services; bus planning and execution; and electric buses.
For more information click here.

Sofia signs deal for e-ticketing revolution

Sofia has just signed a EUR 42.5 million contract for the introduction of smart e-ticketing in public transport. The project is financed by the Center for Urban Mobility, Sofia’s municipal company in charge of public transport.

Trikala: pioneering urban mobility solutions

The City of Trikala is built upon an ancient agricultural settlement and has evolved over time into a modern, forward-thinking city. With over 85 000 residents, the city centre covers a small area which is intersected by natural features (the Rivers Lithaios and Agiamoniotis) as well as railway tracks, creating urban mobility challenges as transport routes funnel over narrow crossing points.
For more information click here.

Moovit, TomTom and Microsoft introduce comprehensive multi-modal trip planner

Moovit and TomTom have aligned with Microsoft to launch the first comprehensive multi-modal trip planner, a solution to reduce congestion in cities and enable developers to build better travel apps.

New digital platform improves travel for passengers with reduced mobility

The £1.4 million TOC Ability research and development project has released its final report, which demonstrates how digital technology can be harnessed to enhance the accessibility and inclusivity of rail services for customers with reduced mobility.

SAVE THE DATE! 2019 Polis Conference in Brussels on 27-28 November

After a successful 2018 edition in Manchester, the Polis Annual Conference comes back to Brussels for the 2019 edition.
Don't miss your chance to attend Europe's leading event on sustainable urban mobility in cities and regions.
The call for exhibitors and sponsors opens in February, the call for speakers opens in March and registrations open in June.
For more information click here.

Breakfast at Sustainability's gathers Europe's SUMP community to reshape key guidelines

The latest Breakfast at Sustainability's gathered over 50 people from Europe's SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) community to discuss the forthcoming update of the EU SUMP Guidelines.
Organised as part of CIVITAS (City VITAlity and Sustainability) SUMPs-Up, the event took place in Brussels (Belgium) on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

Luxembourg set to make all public transport free

Shortly before the New Year, the Government of Luxembourg announced their plans to abolish all fares on public transport.
The plan to abolish all fares on public transport is expected to come into force in summer of this year, with part of the cost being covered by removing a tax break for commuters.
The move will save on costs associated with the collection and processing of fares, and it is also hoped it will encourage a shift away from private cars and ease traffic congestion, which is especially high in the capital, Luxembourg City.
For more information click here and here.

Cities invited to join peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility

City representatives are invited to apply to participate in peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility, organised by the CIVITAS (City VITAlity and Sustainability) Initiative in 2019.
Hosted in seven locations across Europe and beyond, these practice-oriented learning activities enable participants to learn from cities engaging in pioneering transport initiatives, whilst also gaining direct insight into how they are managing the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.
For more information and to find the application forms, click here and here