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  August 2016  

Welcome to the Eltis Mobility Update!


Here at Eltis, we've been looking forward to the CIVITAS Forum, which takes place in just a few weeks in Gdynia, Poland. 


If you're planning on going and joining hundreds of CIVITAS stakeholders from around Europe, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities, then don't forget to register (and to book your accommodation)!


In our news selection this month, you can read more about Hungary's plans to spend millions on developing cycling infrastructure, and find out how, according to a new report, a pan-European procurement strategy can help lower fuel cell bus prices.


We have two featured case studies in this edition of the EMU, both submitted by members of our growing Friends of Eltis community.   


The first is about how the PUMAS project helped Venice develop a strategy to make sustainable mobility an essential element of its urban and educational policy. The second case study outlines how the CHUMS project worked with Craoiva to implement carpooling measures.


Finally, our feature this month looks at the Habitat III summit in Quito, Ecuador - where the international community will gather to discuss important urban challenges as the world’s cities grow at an unprecedented rate.


We summarise how transport and urban mobility can contribute to the debate this autumn and help further the New Urban Agenda.


Happy reading!


The Eltis Team


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Looking to Quito: urban mobility & the New Urban Agenda

LIFE programme

Every month we briefly present a different stream of EU funding that can help your towns and cities introduce sustainable urban mobility solutions.


This month we look at the LIFE programme.

The LIFE programme is the EU financing instrument for the environment and climate action. The 2014-2017 work programme includes a thematic priority on ‘Air quality and emissions, including the urban environment’. Calls are published regularly.


Visit the Eltis EU Funding page to see how your city can benefit from this funding.

100+ for Slovenian-Croatian network

A sustainable urban mobility network that helps cities and organisations in Slovenia, Croatia and southeast Europe learn about and exchange experiences on mobility and transport has officially admitted over 100 members.

Zagreb opens solar-powered EV station

National energy provider HEP installed the charging station in the Croatian capital - the first of its kind in the country - as part of its ELEN emobility project.

Strategy 'can lower fuel cell bus prices'

A new report on fuel cell buses says that a pan-European procurement strategy can increase demand and interest from bus manufacturers, lower prices and stimulate competition.

Project offers mobility modelling training

The FLOW project, which aims to tackle urban congestion by developing walking and cycling measures, will select between 20-30 participants to take part in its series of online learning activities.

Hungary spends millions on cycling

Hungary will spend €96 million on cycling infrastructure, including sections of the EuroVelo 6 – Atlantic-Black Sea and the EuroVelo 11 – East Europe Route.

Warsaw rolls out new bus fleet

A fleet of new buses hit the streets of the Polish capital earlier this month, marking the start of a new multi-million euro contract with a private transport operator.

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  Tools from the Eltis community   SUMP Guidelines
  • Sustainable mobility at work
  • Transport for London has developed five guides to address how businesses can reduce their carbon footprint by adopting more sustainable ways of working. The guides cover cycling to work, fuel and fleet management, pool bikes for business, smarter working and sustainable business travel.

  • Modelling public transport prices/costs
  • The ICMA Amobilife Price and Cost Modelling Tool enables transport providers to model and evaluate different pricing options for new multi-modal connections. The tool enables evaluation of the feasibility of improving and extending mobility solutions. It supports providers in optimising connections in terms of their layout, schedule, cost efficiency and fare revenues.

  • Step 10: Ensure proper management and communication
  • After plan adoption, the implementation phase starts. As the SUMP is a strategic document, it provides a sound framework for these activities, but it does not specify in detail how a measure will be implemented. The implementation process must follow a structured approach to refine targets and to plan, detail, manage, communicate and monitor the implementation of measures. 

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