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19 October 2020
Urban Mobility Days 2020 has made session presentation slides available for download.
Follow the links below to access informative presentations about the wide range of topics that were discussed during the virtual conference. Sessions are also available to view on the Eltis Mobility Portal YouTube channel.
What’s next for urban mobility in the EU?
Recognizing Europe’s sustainable mobility success stories – Meet the CIVITAS and sustainable mobility award winners
Juan Caballero - "European Mobility Week Awards"
Announcement of the finalists & winners of the CIVITAS Awards 2020 by Matthew Baldwin, DG MOVE
Announcement of the new call for applications for the next EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Awards, and for the next EU Urban Road Safety Award by Juan Caballero, EUROCITIES
Stepping up the game: The EU's contribution to the global urban mobility transition
Turning policy into implementation: sourcing the resources
Planning and unforeseen challenges
Sigfried Rupprecht - "The Guidelines of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning"
We are ECCENTRIC: Five cities on their way to innovative mobility measures in their neighbourhoods
Prof. Lucia Ilieva, Ruse/CSDCS - Bulgaria - "Participation, awareness and innovative mobility management in Ruse"
DESTINATIONS: Mobility and tourism working together for a sustainable Europe
Don Guikink, Bred University - "Mobility and tourism working together for a sustainable Europe"
Claudio Mantero, Horarios do Funchal - "Tourism and mobility, challenges and lessons learned"
Maria Stylianou, Limassol Tourism Board - "Tourism and mobility - (link is external)Introduction of the Civitas Destinations 10 practical guideline"
CIVITAS PORTIS: A motor for dialogue and implementation in port cities
Giulio Bernetti, City of Trieste - "CIVITAS PORTIS: A motor for dialogue and implementation in port cities"
Katia Kishchenko, City of Antwerp - "Smart Ways to Antwerp: a coordinated approach(link is external)"
George Lupașcu, Constanta Metropolitan Area - "The decision-support Mobility Forum on city-port visions in Constanta"
Alan Simpson, Aberdeen City Council - "The Aberdeen Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)"
Planning for resilient and sustainable mobility
Laura Babio, POLIS - "Urban Mobility Days – Planning for Resilient Cities Session"
Living Lab: Clean public transport deployment
Sergio Fernandez Balaguer, Madrid - "Living Lab: Clean public transport deployment"
Dario Dubolino, DG MOVE - "Overview of key EU policies and initiatives"
George Lupascu, City of Constanta, PORTIS - "SUMP actions for improving the Local Public Transport in Constanta"
Living Lab: Transferable innovations and scalable results
Living Lab: Impacts of COVID-19 on urban mobility measures
Stephanie Leonard, TomTom - "Impact of COVID-19 on traffic"
Paul Fenton, ECCENTRIC, City of Stockholm - "Business as usual? Mobility in the non-locked down, socially-distanced city"
Theocharis Tsoutsos, Technical University of Crete, DESTINATIONS - "Impacts of COVID-19 on urban mobility measures Monitoring actions in Rethymno"
David Dunne, Aberdeen, PORTIS - "Impacts of COVID-19 on Urban Mobility Measures Impacts on Aberdeen"
Innovative zero-emission freight solutions for cities
Susanne Wrighton, FGM-AMOR - "Potential of Cargo Bikes for Zero Emission Transport in Cities"
Irene Blanquez, EMT Madrid - "Low-Emission Adaptive last mile logistics supporting on-demand economy through Digital Twins"
Santiago Munoz, Correos – Project Coordinator - "Senator project - urban mobility days"
Michael Glotz Richter, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen - "Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service (ULaaDS)"
Smart and electric mobility in cities
Saki Gerassis Davite, DG MOVE - "Smart and electric mobility in cities"
Aida Abdullah, UITP, ASSURED - "Urban Mobility Days 2020"
Antonio Marqués, USER-CHI - "Innovative solutions for user-centric charging infrastructure"
Paal Moork, Oslo Agency for Urban Environment - "GreenCharge in Oslo"
Dr.Evangelia Portouli, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems - "Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity Networks"
Improving mobility management: what does it take?
Marcel Braun, Rupprecht Consult - "The SUMI project - Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators"
Melanie Schade, BBSR Germany, EPOMM - "Managing mobility for a better future"
Thibault Castagne, Vianova - "The Data Platform to Regulate Future Mobility on the City Streets"
Sophie Gillaerts, City of Ghent - "TMaaS and link.gent - Traffic Management as a Service"
Gender perspectives in urban transport
Heather Allen, Independent expert on gender and urban mobility expert - "Building bridges or widening the gender gap?"
Fotis K. Liotopoulos, TinnGo - "A sustainable game changer in European transport"
Marianne Weinreich, Ramboll - "Gender Perspectives in Urban Transport - Confession from a woman in mobility"
How can MaaS contribute to zero-emissions mobility?
Martin Lefrancq, Brussels Mobility - "How can MaaS contribute to zero-emission mobility?"
Stella Aaltonen, City of Turku - "Mobility as a service in CIVITAS ECCENTRIC"
Jacob Bangsgaard, ERTICO - "Mechanisms on how MaaS change the world"
Funding and financing solutions for sustainable urban mobility
Philippe Froissart, DG RTD - "Climate Neutral and Smart Cities"
Thibaut Kleiner, DG CNECT - "Towards a data ecosystem for climate-neutral and smart communities"
Margit Noll, JPI Europe - "Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future"
Maria Tsavachidis, EIT Urban Mobility - "Mobility for more liveable urban spaces"
Neil Valentine, EIB - "EIB support for Urban Mobility in the coming years"
Health and zero-emission mobility policy
Francesco Dionori, UNECE - "Health and zero-emission mobility policy"
Lucia Errandonea, Ideas for Change - "Moving towards healthier cities - Harnessing the power of citizens"
Francesco Iacorossi, Rome Mobility Agency - "Health and zero-emission mobility policy"
Fabiana Palmero, City of Vic - "Urban Mobility Days 2020"
The city and the Trans-European Transport Network
Marlene Damerau, Rupprecht Consult - "Validated recommendations from Vital Nodes how to integrate urban nodes into the TEN-T"
Matej Gojcic, Ljubljana Urban Region - "Ten-t corridors and sustainable urban mobility planning of the Ljubljana urban region"
Dr. Jürgen Neumüller, Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg - "Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg – Functional Urban Node"
Philippe Chantraine DG MOVE, European Commission - "TEN-T revision and urban nodes"
Achieving change in mobility behaviour
Data-driven decision-making tools for small and medium-sized cities
Rodric Frederick, MOMENTUM - "Data-driven decision-making tools for small and medium-sized cities"
Giovanni Maccani, WeCount - "Urban Mobility Days"
Miriam Pirra, Politecnico di Torino - "SUITS - (link is external)Data-driven decision making tools for small and medium-sized cities"
Dr. Fotis K. Liotopoulos, SBOING - "Data-driven decision-making tools for S&M-sized cities"
Integrating shared mobility services in urban mobility ecosystems
Pierre De Schaetzen, Billy Bike - "Long term, sustainable, mass adoption"
Aurélien Pozzana, BOLT - "Integrating shared mobility services in urban mobility ecosystems"
Diederik Basta, City of Amsterdam - "The Amsterdam Approach to shape mobility of the future"
Yannick Bousse, UITP - "GECKO - Integrating shared mobility services in urban mobility ecosystems"
Karen Vancluysen, POLIS - "Integrating shared mobility services in urban mobility ecosystems"
Urban Vehicle Access Regulations, where do we stand?
Lotte Dijkink - "Benelux - A Living Lab for The Eu"
Sidharta Gautama - "Urban Vehicle Access Regulations"
Suzanne Hoadley, POLIS - "Improving access to digital information about UVAR schemes - UVARBox"
Samantha Tharme , City of London - "City of London zero emission zone"
Affordable, accessible and inclusive mobility
Delphine Grandsart, European Passengers’ Federation - "Affordable, accessible and inclusive mobility"
Mathias De Meyer, Brussels Capital Region - "Improving the Brussels-Capital Region’s accessibility for people with reduced mobility"
Imre Keseru, VUB - "EU Urban Mobility Days 2020 Affordable, accessible and inclusive mobility"
Kirstin Tovaas, Rupprecht Consult - "How to make inclusive mobility a reality: 8 principles and tools for a fair(er) transport system"
The smart city as a sustainable city
Georg Houben, DG ENER - "The smart city as a sustainable city"
Anna Domenech, NISSAN - "Accelerating the clean energy transition"
Graham Colclough, UrbanDN - "Do we need psychologists & economists to drive smart city change?"
Edwin Mermans, Province of Noord-Brabant - "New Mobility Services"
The role of smart parking management in urban mobility planning
Laurence Bannerman, European Parking Association - "Why is sustainable parking the future?"
Martina Hertel, DIFU - "Public acceptance as change maker"
Dr. Aitor Albaina, Vitoria Gasteiz - "10 years of integral parking & SUMP policy in Vitoria-Gasteiz"
Carl Hanssens, Sint-Niklaas - "The role of smart parking management in urban mobility planning: Parking standards"
Regional and metropolitan mobility planning
Matilde Chinellato, EUROCITIES - "Sustainable urban mobility planning in metropolitan regions"
Challenges and opportunities for urban air mobility
Luana Bidasca, DG MOVE - "Introduction -Challenges and opportunities for urban air mobility"
Dr. Vassilis Agouridas, Airbus - "Smart mobility in smart cities: Walk.Ride.Drive.Fly"
Małgorzata Darowska, Polish Ministry of Infrastructure - "Drones for Cities – Grasping Complexities"
Ozhan Yilmaz, European Investment Bank - "UAM Business Model Development and Market Study"
Maria Karmargianni, Maas Lab - HARMONY - "Urban Air Mobility: Set up drone demonstrations"
Infrastructure for walking, cycling and more
Alexander H. Frederiksen, DonkeyRepublic - "Mobility services: Social and Environmental scorecard"
Martijn te Lintelo, Arnhem Nijmegen - "Attractive network Cycling Highways"
Christina Moe Gjerde, Voi - "How Oslo became the #1 scooter market in Europe?"
Citizens Engagement for sustainable mobility
Michael Karampasis, THETHA - "Co-creation in Neo Rysio"
Karl Reiter, Austrian Mobility Research FGM-AMOR - "Metamorphosis"
Katie Parnell, Oxfordshire County Council - "Cities4People – People Oriented Transport & Mobility: Neighbourhood Co-creation in Oxfordshire"
Sami Sahala, City of Helsinki - "Local focus Co-Creation Gamification Data Collection Impact"
Mobility challenges in rural areas
Edina Ocsko, C40 - "The Smart Rural 21 Project"
Lucia Cristea, EIP - "Rural Mobility – an engine for developing strong rural communities"
Kristine Malnaca, Vidzeme Region - "Transport on Demand Service in Vidzeme Planning Region"
Mattias Landin, Region Varmand - "Developing rural public transport in Värmland"
The role of automated mobility in achieving zero-emission urban mobility
Claire Depre, DG MOVE - "CCAM SINGLE PLATFORM - Overview"
Dimitri Konstantas, University of Geneva - "Designing the future public transportation services with autonomous vehicles"
Anna Anund, VTI - "Zero-emission mobility for all"
Brian Matthews, Milton Keynes - "Understanding the Role of CAM in a Growing City"
Innovation and city design for urban road safety
Dirk Engels, TM Leuven - "Recommendations Urban Road Safety for Active Travel"
Tom Brijs, University of Hasselt - "Safety Tolerance Zone - Calculation and interventions for driver-vehicle-environment interactions under challenging conditions"
Astrid Linder, VTI - "Open Access Virtual Testing Protocols for Enhanced Road User Safety"
Ellen Townsend, ETSC - "How to improve urban road safety in Europe"
16 October 2020
The revision of the Clean Vehicles Directive, which was adopted last year, aims to mobilise public procurement to accelerate the deployment of clean vehicles. The Directive sets national targets, defined as a minimum share of clean vehicles in the total number of vehicles procured in each Member State, but leaves full flexibility in how the effort is distributed within each Member State.
In order to help Member States and public authorities in the transposition and practical implementation of the Directive, the Commission intends to publish a guidance notice on the application of some of its provisions. In particular, the Notice – which is planned for adoption next week – will present a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) clarifying specific aspects related to:
Member States are required to transpose the Directive into national legislation by 2 August 2021.
Further Information: https://www.eltis.org/in-brief/news/guidance-revised-clean-vehicles-directive
06 October 2020
As consumers are ordering more online and expecting faster deliveries, the demand for last-mile delivery is soaring. However, cities are struggling with traffic congestion and air pollution due to the increasing number of delivery vehicles, the noise their engines produce, and second-lane parking. The public sector has launched various local initiatives to combat this problem, however, harmonised regulatory frameworks have yet to arrive.
There are 24 partners now exploring different business models for last-mile delivery within the recently announced EU initiative ULaaDS – Urban Logistics as an on-Demand Service, which aims to accelerate the deployment of innovative, shared, zero-emission logistics while addressing the impact of the on-demand economy. ULaaDS brings together city authorities, research institutions, industry and logistics stakeholders, associations, and networks.
David Fernández, a consultant with one of the organisations involved in ULaaDS proposes five business models, combining innovative tech, new schemes for horizontal collaboration, and policy measures and interventions as catalysts for systemic change in last-mile logistics.
CONTAINERISED URBAN LAST-MILE DELIVERY
MARKETPLACES FOR CITY LOGISTICS
PLATFORMS FOR THE INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF DELIVERY TIMES AND SPACE
CITY HUBS: SHARED USE OF SMALL-SCALE DISTRIBUTION CENTRES
TRANSPORT VEHICLE CAPACITY SHARING
For a detailed exploration of each suggested business model, you can read more here.
If you’d like to know more about the ULaaDS projects see: https://civitas.eu/news/new-ulaads-project-deliver-solutions-urban-logistics-demand-economy
29 September 2020
Parliament backed on Thursday a regulation that will allow removing, postponing or lowering charges for accessing rail infrastructure during COVID-19 pandemic.
Parliament adopted the new rules under urgent procedure with 678 votes in favour, three against and five abstentions.
The temporary measures will help to mitigate the consequences of the crisis by introducing the possibility for Member States to authorise infrastructure managers to reduce, waive or defer the payment of the charges for accessing railway infrastructure, in accordance to the market segment. The rules cover also refunds by Member States to infrastructure managers and adjustment of the network statement, as well as mark-ups and reservation charges.The temporary rules cover the period from 1 March 2020 until 31 December 2020, with a possibility to extend the duration by Commission delegated acts.
The amendments adopted by the Parliament correspond fully to the Council’s position. The Council will now have to formally adopt its first reading position. The regulation will enter into force the day after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.
22 September 2020
Paris is alive again after France’s national return to work week, la rentrée. Masks are obligatory but every else continues just as before the pandemic. Looking around you see busy streets and packed offices. The only empty part of the city is the river.
Most cities were originally built on rivers both as a water source - but also as a way to move people and goods around the expanding populated areas, for example, the Seine in Paris and the River Thames in London and a third of New York City’s surface area is water. What were once vibrant hubs for shipping, fishing, and play have been overwhelmed with toxic emissions and outputs from waste pipes - including sewage.
A new trend of converting waterways into play spaces may be about to change our view of rivers. The people of Copenhagen and Zurich can already enjoy a lunchtime dip in the river. In Los Angeles, there are plans to transform the LA river for parkland, cycle paths, and art projects.
Cities also need to reclaim the rivers as transport hubs. As post-COVID environmental concerns push cities to reclaim roads from cars and trucks they will need to shift traffic back to the river. This time using quiet and clean electric ferries, barges, and cargo ships.
This year has seen a record rise in digital shopping, with consultancy McKinsey saying: ‘US consumers report an intent to shop online even after the Covid-19 crisis.’ A new Thames barge could replace 44 large trucks and even without being electrically powered, uses less energy per ton. Delivery companies could then utilise electric cargo bikes for the last mile. Amsterdam has already implemented a similar scheme.
Original article first published 3 September 2020 by Simon Kuper
Further information: https://www.eltis.org/in-brief/news/why-cities-must-make-more-their-rivers