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Government launches EV-charging funding programme (Germany)

Eltis - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 15:55
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The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has given the green light to a nationwide programme that will install a vast network of charging points for electric vehicles.

From 1 March 2017, private investors, municipalities and municipalities have been able to apply for the € 300m funding programme.

The programme will spend € 220m setting up 5 000 rapid-loading stations and € 100m on establishing 10 000 standard stations.

Transformative Action Award open for submissions

Eltis - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 09:33
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Cities, regions and civil society organisations are invited to submit their applications for the first ever Transformative Action Award.

The award recognises ongoing or concluded innovative local and regional initiatives that achieve a socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of societies by using the pathways identified in the Basque Declaration.

Flanders to invest over €1 bn on public transport & cycling (Belgium)

Eltis - Tue, 14/03/2017 - 13:23
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The Flemish government will invest more than € 1.1 billion in public transport (€ 816 million) and the extension of the cycling network (€ 300 million), the Flemish Minister of Public Works said last month.

By the end of the legislature, the Flemish government wants to invest a total of € 5.8 billion in mobility projects, including € 3.4 billion in alternatives to road transport. 

REMOURBAN study tour to take place in Nottingham on 23 March (UK)

Eltis - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 14:50
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Lighthouse project Remourban will be throwing its doors wide open this month when its first study tour takes place in lighthouse city Nottingham, UK.

Behind the tour are project partners Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Trent University – named UK’s greenest university – and has been organised in co-operation with the Action Cluster on Integrated Planning of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and the Smart Cities Information System.

Santander to boost size of bicycle network (Spain)

Eltis - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 11:52
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The city of Santander on the north coast of Spain is to expand its cycling infrastructure to make cycling a more viable sustainable transport option for residents.

The plans, announced by the mayor and councillor for sustainable mobility, will see a four-fold increase in the current network of bicycle lanes.

Additional facilities include covered and safe bicycle parking places in strategic locations of the city and small car parks.

These will be closed structures with video surveillance that are accessible only by a smart card.

Winners of SUMP survey announced

Eltis - Fri, 10/03/2017 - 10:58
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Three lucky local authority representatives have won a free trip to the 4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Dubrovnik (Croatia) after completing a survey on sustainable urban mobility planning.

The winners - from Kraljevo (Serbia), Borovnica (Slovenia) and Katowice (Poland) - were drawn at random after completing the CIVITAS SUMP Survey. Some 441 local authority representatives took the survey.

Energy company to switch whole car fleet to EVs

Eltis - Thu, 09/03/2017 - 14:18
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Over 3 500 passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles in Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany will be replaced by electric alternatives over a period of five years, the Swedish energy company Vattenfall has announced.

Starting in January 2017, the energy company will gradually switch its fleet, with 1 700 vehicles in Sweden, 1 100 in Germany and 750 in the Netherlands.

The types of vehicle vary from passenger cars to technical support vehicles and maintenance vans

Warsaw opens office for mobility and transport policy (Poland)

Eltis - Wed, 08/03/2017 - 10:34
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The city of Warsaw last month opened the Policy Office for Mobility and Transport, which replaces the capital’s Office of Roads and Transport.

The move is part of the city’s wider organisational changes related to transport and traffic.

One of the first tasks of the unit will be to develop a program to improve safety, especially in terms of reducing the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians

March's newsletter

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Deadline extension for EUSEW 2017

Eltis - Tue, 07/03/2017 - 08:49
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You still have a chance until 10 March to propose a session for the policy conference or nominate a project for an EU Sustainable Energy Award.

Are you running late with your proposal for session at this year’s policy conference or for an EU Sustainable Energy Award?

The deadline is being extended until 10 March, giving you a few extra days to tell us about your brightest ideas in energy efficiency or renewables.

Austria new EU champion for electric cars

Eltis - Mon, 06/03/2017 - 12:06
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Austria last year registered the highest share of new electric vehicles in the EU, according to new research. 

Figures compiled by Verkehrsclub Österreich (VCÖ), an Austrian campaigning organisation that promotes sustainable mobility, show that while in Austria the number of electric cars more than doubled in 2015, the number of new electric cars declined in 12 EU countries. 

Call for urban mobility change-maker cities

Eltis - Thu, 02/03/2017 - 09:01
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The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and the urban mobility SOLUTIONS Network are calling for cities from Europe to become involved as leading city, take-up city or training participants.

EU-funded project sees over half a million take to bikes

Eltis - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:42
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A European Union-funded Bike2Work project has seen around 300 companies in 12 EU countries promote cycling as a transport mode, resulting in over half a million people taking to bikes for their commute.


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