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  November 2016  

Welcome to the Eltis Mobility Update!


In October 2016, 30 000 people from 167 countries gathered over four days in Quito, Ecuador, for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development – a major global summit known as Habitat III.


The ultimate goal of Habitat III was to come up with a concise, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented outcome document – the New Urban Agenda – which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethink the way we build, manage, and improve liveability in cities. This month's feature article reflects on the outcomes of the agenda on urban mobility.


We have our regular round up of news, including how a London borough managed to cut traffic in one of its areas by half, and Slovakia's launch of subsidies to encourage citizens to buy electric vehicles.


The location and date for next year's European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans has also just been announced. Make sure you mark in your calendars to be in Dubrovnik (Croatia) from 29-30 March 2017! As the programme and agenda develop over the next few weeks, stay tuned to Eltis for any updates...


Happy reading!


The Eltis Team


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Habitat III: reflections on the outcomes for urban mobility


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 Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

The EFSI is the tool set up for the Juncker Investment Plan. It consists of a €21 bn guarantee from the Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB).


This guarantee allows the increase of the EIB's lending capacity with €60 bn for more risky projects, which in turn gives extra assurance to other public and private investors, resulting in an extra financing capacity of €255 bn. 


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

Promoting sustainable mobility at universities

The new 5-year U-MOB LIFE project will create a network to exchange and transfer knowledge on mobility best practices among European universities.

London pilot scheme cuts traffic by half

Waltham Forest Council installed cycle lanes, better junction crossings for people on foot, and other enhancements such as trees, pocket parks, pavement upgrades, and traffic calming measures.

€200m for Ukraine transport upgrade

The EIB loan will target up to 20 municipalities and comprise multiple investment schemes ranging between  € 1m -  € 50m. The final beneficiaries will be municipally owned transport utilities or municipalities themselves.

ECOMM 2017 opens call for presentations

ECOMM 2017 has selected 5 crosscutting subjects: CO2-neutral transport, public-private partnership, integral solutions serving multiple goals, cross-border co-operation and user perspectives.

New tool to promote e-mobility in cities

The free online tool developed by the I-CVUE project allows fleet operators to compare the total costs of ownership between conventional and electric vehicles.

Slovak government launches EV subsidies

Slovakia’s economy minister said that the € 5.2m programme would be active only until the end of next year or the exhaustion of the funding.

Carpooling in Toulouse (France)
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