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SAVE THE DATE: European Cycling Summit 2018 is taking place in Salzburg from 24-26 September 2018

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 09:49
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This year's event is being held under the motto 'Cycling culture moves' and will spotlight cyclists into the very centre of interest. The goal for the three-day event is to shift the focus from infrastructure, technology and administration to humans on bicycles. Inspiring impulses for the establishment and improvement of vibrant cycling cultures in cities and municipalities will be provided. The European Cycling Summit 2018 is going to host a wide variety of keynotes, panel discussions, paper sessions, interactive formats and an exhibition area.

Number of public transport users drops in Slovakia; car sales on the rise

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 09:28
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Figures from the Slovak Statistic Office and Eurostat reveal a drop in public transport use in Slovakia, and an increase in car sales.

Do Dutch children cycle less? Traffic safety institute VVN expresses concern.

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 09:11
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The Dutch Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) announces a study into the decreasing number of Dutch children that travel to school by bike. VVN expresses concern that children with no or little experience in cycling affect traffic safety. At the same, it impedes their own development. 

Warsaw develops its metro line extension, clean bus fleet and a car-sharing scheme

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 10:13
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Warsaw is stepping up the pace of the improvements in its sustainable urban transport services, as it works on several issues simultaneously.

Wokingham approves air quality action plan working with possible LEZ, improving cycle provision, and cleaner bus fleet

Fri, 13/04/2018 - 07:33
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Wokingham Borough Council in the UK has approved an air quality action plan to address the air pollution problems in the town and at a nearby major crossroads. The need for the plan arose as a result of the town exceeding nitrogen dioxide air pollution limits in 11 locations, where the limit of 40 µgm/m² had been exceeded. Wokingham’s new air quality action plan aims to reduce emissions and meet the required standards by 2026.

New charging stations for electric vehicles in Bologna

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 18:19
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Under a proposal of the Councillor of Mobility of the Municipality of Bologna, Ms Irene Priolo, a protocol has been signed between the local Municipality and Enel, the biggest Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas. The agreement has been approved by the City Council and foresees a doubling of the number of electric charging stations available in town: as a result, more than 50 charging points will be built, capable of supporting the increasing number of two- and four-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs) circulating in Bologna.

Sharing mobility is more and more popular in Italy

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 18:07
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The number of users of shared means of transport is rapidly increasing in Italy. The use of shared services grew by 50% in the 2015-2017 period, thanks to a more expansive and diverse set of services.

On the occasion of a national conference organized by the National Observatory of Sharing Mobility (Rome, 27th March 2018), the second national report on sharing mobility was presented, which highlighted interesting data and information about the current situation in Italy.

Dublin expands reach of its dublinbikes scheme

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 16:50
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The city of Dublin is due to expand the number of stations in its 'dublinbikes' scheme from 101 to 116 with an associated increase in the number of bikes used in the scheme from 1,500 to 1,600.  Additional stations will expand the reach of the bike share scheme, making it easier for users to pick up and drop off bikes. In addition to the new stations, bikes are now also available to annual members and short-term subscribers in the vicinity of the Grangegorman campus with three stations opening around Grangegorman Lower. 

UK Government announces £48 million for cleaner, greener buses

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 16:40
Language English The UK's Department for Transport has announced a new, Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sweden announces new LEZ powers for city authorities

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 16:20
Language English The Swedish Government will give municipalities the option of introducing three different kinds of low emission zones as of 1 January 2020.

Eltis is updating the City Database

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:28
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Maas Madrid, a new mobile application for shared mobility

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:32
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“MaaS Madrid” is a mobile application developed by the Municipal Transport Company of the city of Madrid (Empresa Municipal de Transportes, EMT), which aims to provide high quality and updated information on public transport in the Spanish capital and about the additional services that conenct with the public transport network.

Deadline extended to 23 April to apply for the second Call for cities and regions to join the SUMP Learning Programmes in 2018

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 15:31
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The application deadline has been EXTENDED to 18:00 CET on 23 April.

Oxfordshire delivering cleaner air through launch of Hydrogen Hub

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 10:32
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In order to meet Oxford's ambitious plan to introduce the UK’s first zero emission zone in 2020, all efforts need to be taken to come up to the objective.

Therefore, the Oxfordshire Hydrogen Hub launched on of March 2018 at Said Business School in Oxford. The Hub aims to push the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to contribute to the decarbonisation of UK energy. 

Traffic issues in Malta blamed for public transport complaints

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 09:59
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Malta Public Transport (MTP) has informed The Malta Independent on Sunday that it is unable to reach its full capacity because of traffic congestion.

Singapore’s teachers to pay for parking at schools

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 09:47
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The Singaporean Ministry of Education has announced the introduction of parking charges for teachers at national schools and junior colleges from August . The move will bring in charges ranging from S$ 720 per year (€445) for uncovered parking lots to S$ 960 (€594) for covered parking lots. Motorcycle parking will also incur charges, ranging from S$ 123 (€76) to S$ 135 (€83).

SPACE project puts public transport at the centre of autonomous vehicles revolution

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 08:57
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UITP recently launched its new project Shared Personalised Autonomous Connected vEhicles (SPACE), which aims to put public transport at the very heart of the ongoing developments in the area of autonomous vehicles. The project brings together 45 partners from 18 countries, all of which are UITP members.

National Transport Authority outlines €3bn underground Metro plan for Dublin

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 19:44
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National Transport Authority (NTA) and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have recently announced details of the Emerging Preferred Route for MetroLink, the metro service that will run from Estuary north of Swords to Sandyford on the southside, serving Dublin Airport and the City Centre.

Public consultation on the project gets under way immediately and the MetroLink is scheduled to be operational by 2027.

Maastricht to follow German example introducing its Low Emission Zone

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 16:23
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The city of Maastricht has announced its plans to introduce a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) next year. The measure is part of the city’s efforts to improve air quality.

Unlike other Dutch cities that have introduced an LEZ, or have announced plans to do so, Maastricht is the first Dutch city planning to use a vignette system, following the example of the green environmental badge (Umweltplakette) used in Germany. Critics fear a patchwork of rules and enforcement systems for LEZ will emerge.

New CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee invites applications by 25 May 2018

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 10:32
Language English Elected politicians from any CIVITAS Forum Network city are invited to apply to become members of the new CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee.