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  June 2016  

Welcome to the Eltis Mobility Update!


The annual EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award are two prestigious European competitions that showcase the great work cities are doing in making mobility in urban areas more sustainable.


In our feature this month, you can read more about what the 2015 winners Murcia (Spain) and Malmö (Sweden), respectively, did to be voted by a panel of judges as the best examples of cities looking to improve the quality of life for their citizens.


Our round-up of news includes an announcement by the Commission that it has approved €6.7 billion for 195 transport projects around Europe, and our case study describes how Porto developed a model that it hopes will help it increase walking, prevent urban sprawl and create more liveable places for residents.


As usual, we have a selection of events, tools, a focus on another EU funding programme - and a video from our friends at the Push&Pull project on building a core funding mechanism for sustainable mobility.


Remember, we are always looking for submissions from our Friends of Eltis community, so if you have any interesting news, innovative tools or exciting events coming up, please let us know.


Happy reading!


The Eltis Team


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The European cities awarded for making a difference


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 JESSICA programme.

JESSICA supports sustainable urban development through financial engineering mechanisms. Concretely, EU member states can choose to invest some of their EU structural fund allocations in revolving funds.  Contributions from the European Regional Development Fund are then allocated to Urban Development Funds which invest them in public-private partnerships or other projects.


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

€6.7 billion for transport infrastructure

The EC unveils a list of 195 transport projects that will receive €6.7 billion of funding under the Connecting Europe Facility. The investment will unlock additional public and private co-financing for a combined amount of €9.6 billion.

ICT solutions for mobility impaired

The EU-funded SIMON project hosted a seminar in Madrid that presented apps & services that help people with disabilities and elderly people with mobility and parking.

CIVITAS publishes Insights 11 and 12

The EU-funded initiative publishes insights on long-term evaluation and integrated ticketing and fare policies for public transport.

Out now: EVIDENCE on urban freight

The EVIDENCE project has analysed the economic evidence in more than 20 reports and papers on urban freight initiatives, showing positive impacts in terms of cost savings and better service to logistics operators and final customers.

Baia Sprie hosts public SUMP consultation

Romania's Baia Sprie recently hosted a SUMP working group with citizens to develop the document in a transparent and participatory manner.

E-mobility service for Munich residents

A new Munich housing development has created an e-mobility service for residents to be able to rent EVs for their day-to-day travel needs.

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  Tools from the Eltis community   SUMP Guidelines
  • Developing healthy-living & active mobility campaigns
  • The SWITCH project has developed a comprehensive Campaign Guide, an easy to read and attractively illustrated document that includes a Toolbox with all kinds of support material (e.g. checklists, sample surveys, postcards etc.) that can be used and adjusted to each city’s local context.

  • Personalised travel planning guidelines
  • The PTP-Cycle project has produced a comprehensive set of resources to help cities develop a personalised travel-planning project in residential, workplace, event and university settings. Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) is a tried and tested way of achieving a sustainable modal shift.

  • Step 8: Include monitoring and assessment
  • Monitoring and evaluation need to be built into the plan as essential management tools to keep track of the planning process and measure implementation, but also so that you can learn from the planning experience, understand what works well and less well, and to build the business case and evidence base for the wider application of similar measures in the future.

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