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  April 2016  

Welcome to the Eltis Mobility Update!


This month's 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Bremen (Germany) was a great success. Over 400 participants from the fields of transport planning and development, research and politics gathered to discuss new planning approaches and strategies, and to share ideas, solutions and success stories.


The conference also launched the Bremen Declaration on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in Europe, the purpose of which is to place the European sustainable urban mobility planning guidelines firmly in the context of the reality of European cities.


You can read more about the conference and its conclusions, and see photographs and presentations in our feature article this month. The Declaration is also open for comments - we'd love to hear what you think.


Among our collection of news stories this month, CIVITAS announces that the registration for its summer course is now open, and Murcia and Malmö discover that they have won prestigious EU mobility awards.


As usual, we include a selection of important events and newly added tools submitted by our Friends of Eltis community.


We hope you enjoy this month's issue.


Happy reading!


The Eltis Team


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2016 SUMP conference review


On 12-13 April 2016 over 400 participants from the fields of transport planning and development, research and politics gathered in Bremen for the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans to discuss new planning approaches and strategies, and to share ideas, solutions and success stories.


Discover more about the conclusions from the conference, and view the presentations and photos from an unforgettable 2 days in Bremen.

EIB loans and guarantees

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 European Investment Bank (EIB) loans and guarantees.

The EIB offers either direct loans and guarantees for large-scale projects  or intermediated loans and guarantees for small and medium-scale projects, in that case via national and regional intermediary banks.


CIVITAS summer course opens registration

CIVITAS is running a three-day summer course in Málaga on 7-10 June on sustainable urban mobility.

Registration opens for EMW 2016

Local authorities across Europe can begin registering their participation in this year's European Mobility Week.

Factsheets on SUMP good practice published

ENDURANCE  has published fact sheets - now available for download - from cities that implemented a SUMP.

San Sebastian collects waste with e-trikes

The Spanish city continues to be a front-runner on the use of sustainable vehicles.

Murcia, Malmö win EU mobility awards

Murcia was awarded for promoting walking and cycling, while Malmö was recognised for creating a multimodal transport network.

Brno citizens comment on mobility plan

Over 500 Brno residents commented on the city’s sustainable urban mobility plan in just 2 weeks.


What do you think of the Bremen Declaration, launched at the recent 2016 SUMP Conference? Do you agree with its eight pillars? Can it be improved? What would you change? Make your voice heard!

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  Tools from the Eltis community   SUMP Guidelines
  • Urban Transport Roadmaps tool
  • Using this tool cities can explore and identify appropriate sustainable transport policy measures; quantify the transport, environmental and economic impacts of these measures; and consider an implementation pathway (roadmap) for the policy scenario.

  • NODES interchange benchmark tool
  • This open-access benchmark tool allows policymakers and managers of station interchanges to assess the overall performance and different aspects of interchanges.

  • Step 6: Develop effective packages of measures
  • Developing effective packages of measures is at the core of sustainable urban mobility planning. Only well-selected measures will ensure that the defined objectives and targets are met. Selecting measures should build on discussion with key stakeholders, consider experience from other places with similar policies and ensure value for money.

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