mobility

Mobility and the environment are fully interconnected. Our mobility forum seeks to strengthen the relationship between these issues, with a long-term goal of achieving a fully-integrated approach linking transport, environment and economic development.

We are committed to promoting sustainable and smart approaches to urban mobility, as well as promoting the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in cities. Our mobility forum provides cities with a platform to share best practices on these issues.

Our forum also gives members the opportunity to explore energy efficiency projects and developments being carried out by cities that have already signed up to the Covenant of Mayors initiative, through which city leaders commit to reducing CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020. 

Our members continue towards better air quality and reduced noise. We have contributed to the EU Year of Air 2013 by responding to the EU air quality review, as well as providing input into the revision of the environmental noise directive and vehicle noise regulation.

We are also closely following the developments of the ‘smart cities’ initiative, which promotes the uptake of energy efficient and low carbon technologies. 

Age-friendly Gothenburg: transport and services for all

The EUROCITIES Working Group Urban Ageing met on 23 and 24 October in Gothenburg. It gathered 11 cities to discuss transport, accessibility and technology for elderly. The Chair of the WG “Barrier-free city for all”, Barbara Berninger from the city of Berlin, took part and brought a transversal dimension to the meeting, with a view and knowledge from the EUROCITIES mobility forum.

news

publication date: 30-10-2017

  •  mobility

Urban Mobility Partnership meets in Toulouse and Brussels

EUROCITIES events represent an important platform to broaden engagement in the EU Urban Agenda process by reaching out to a broader circle of cities than those active in the Partnerships.

news

publication date: 27-10-2017

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES & Sharing Cities brokerage event on smart cities & communities call 2018

Together with Sharing Cities, EUROCITIES hosted the sixth brokerage event on Horizon 2020 Smart Cities & Communities 2018 call for funding on 25 October 2017.

news

publication date: 26-10-2017

  •  mobility

Cities in Action: Toulouse on ‘accessibility of public spaces’

Toulouse Metropole is known for its commitment to improving the lives of disabled citizens, and the implementation of its policy for ‘accessibility to public spaces’ is an important step in creating an urban area that can be enjoyed by all.

case study

publication date: 23-10-2017

  •  economy
  •  mobility

Unlocking long term investment for urban transport and more sustainable cities

On 12 October, EUROCITIES co-organised a lunch debate on ensuring long term investment for urban rail transport - tram, light rail and metro systems. The event was hosted by the European Parliament’s long term investment and reindustrialisation intergroup.

news

publication date: 23-10-2017

  •  mobility

Highlights from the Mobility Forum in Toulouse, Autumn 2017

The EUROCITIES Mobility Forum met in Toulouse on 16-18 October 2017 to exchange on the topic of Innovative mobility for better urban space. By choosing this angle, the host city wanted to highlight its efforts and numerous success in (re)aligning mobility with activity and employment hubs, and in improving accessibility and attractivity. More than 100 representatives from 39 cities discovered the first results of the new city mobility plan to implement key milestones between 2020 and...

news

publication date: 20-10-2017

  •  mobility

Lessons from the CIVITAS study visit in Reggio Emilia

As part of the 2017 CIVITAS peer exchange programme, 6 cities from 6 different countries visited Reggio Emilia (Italy) to learn about school mobility management policies and measures implemented over the past 10 years.

news

publication date: 18-10-2017

  •  mobility

First CIVITAS work placement on public transport launched in Prague

The European Initiative on cleaner, better transport in cities, CIVITAS, launched its first work placement in Prague as part of the 2017 CIVITAS peer exchange programme for transport practitioners from across Europe.

news

publication date: 17-10-2017

  •  mobility

La Depeche du Midi: 'Bouchons : ces bonnes idées venues d'ailleurs'

La Depeche reports on the exchange of knowledge and good practices taking place between cities at EUROCITIES Mobility Forum in Toulouse.

publication

publication date: 17-10-2017

  •  mobility

Save the date: Conference on Charging Central & Eastern Europe’s Electro mobility Revolution

From 6 to 8 November in Warsaw, Clean Tech Revolution organises a conference to discuss about the future of e-mobility in Eastern Europe countries. The purpose is to highlight the e-mobility developments that have taken place in CEE and help prepare local politicians to continue this trajectory and make zero emission transport more and more accessible for their citizens.

news

publication date: 13-10-2017