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ELVITEN Final Event – Save the date!

After months of demonstrations on how Electric Light-Vehicles can be used in urban areas, and integrated into the existing transport network, ELVITEN project is coming to an end.

Save the date for the final event which will be organised on 21 October 2020. The event will be a hybrid event – you can join the event in Rome, or you can participate in the online event.

ELVITEN promotes innovation, sustainability, and urban mobility in Europe through demonstrating the usefulness of electrified L-category vehicles (EL-Vs) for urban transportation in six pilot cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome, and Trikala. Its aim is to achieve a mind shift among users and propose replicable usage schemes to address the issues surrounding the market deployment of EL-Vs. It also generated detailed guidelines for service providers and planning authorities to integrate EL-Vs into existing networks. Data and feedback have been collected and analysed from real users, meaning ICT tools were deployed to broker and book existing charging points and EL-Vs, engaged users and managed incentives.

Over 40000 trips were performed during the demonstrations phase in ELVITEN 6 cities. Interestingly, Trikala seems to be the city were EL-Vs were mostly used, with 9841 trips, followed by Rome with 7968 trips. During the event, ELVITEN’s further achievements, as well as vision will be discussed with the participants. The role of electromobility as a mean and solution towards a climate-neutral continent will also be investigated.

ELVITEN’s objective was to commit to more innovative and more sustainable transportation in Europe. Attend the final event to find out if the project reached its goal.

Watch the ELVITEN final video to better understand the project, and to get an overview of its most important milestones.

After months of demonstrations on how Electric Light-Vehicles can be used in urban areas, and integrated into the existing transport network, ELVITEN project is coming to an end. Save the date for the final event which will be organised on 21 October 2020. The event will be a hybrid event – you can join the event […]

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020: Promoting zero-emission mobility for all

This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020 theme emphasizes the importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport and promotes an inclusive framework which involves everyone.

Watch out for car-free streets, interactive workshops and walking tours in towns and cities from over 40 countries from 16 to 22 September. This is the 19th year of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and its well-known car-free day. Streets will close for motorised traffic, and allow pedestrians, cyclists, e-scooter riders, hoverboarders and more to roam freely in the city.

This event provides a unique opportunity for local governments in Europe to enable its residents to test out different active mobility models and discover the many benefits of other forms of sustainable transportation.

In addition, in cooperation with the event, the European network of road traffic police forces (ROADPOL) is organizing a campaign for road safety – the ROADPOL Safety Days. During the campaign, police forces will record the number of road fatalities on 17 September, their aim is zero deaths. Public events will emphasize the role of every road-user to reduce and avoid fatalities, as well as the traffic police’s importance in enforcing rules and working towards the EU’s ‘Vision Zero’ which is zero road deaths or serious injuries in Europe by 2050.

EU Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean said: “This year is a big challenge for our towns and cities. But the pandemic also showed us that people appreciate and expect our cities to become safer, cleaner and accessible to all. During this week and beyond, our partner cities from all around Europe will show how greener and more digital European towns and cities could look like.” Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, towns and cities have maximum flexibility when participating. Local authorities can register their events and infrastructure initiatives, but can also provide online alternatives, and measure to help people moving around safely.

Participation

Besides towns and cities, participation by others is early encouraged, such as NGOs, schools and higher education institutions and businesses. All are welcome to register their MOBILITYACTION all year round.

Local authorities can apply for several awards in context with EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK:

  • EU Urban Road Safety Award, rewarding for innovative measures to improve road safety. The registrations are open from 29 September to 31 October 2020.
  • EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, for local authorities, who make efforts to promote sustainable urban mobility during the campaign. The call for applications is open from 29 September to 31 October 2020.
  • SUMP Award is presented to local and regional authorities that accomplished great achievements in sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP). The deadline for registrations is 31 October 2020.

 

If you are a city, register for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020 here.

If you are an NGO, Business, or School, you can register to the MOBILITYACTION here.

For more information click here.

Source: EC DG Mobility and Transport

This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020 theme emphasizes the importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport and promotes an inclusive framework which involves everyone. Watch out for car-free streets, interactive workshops and walking tours in towns and cities from over 40 countries from 16 to 22 September. This is the 19th year of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and its well-known car-free […]

ELVITEN Interview Series – Roma Capitale

This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – the Municipality IX EUR of the City of Rome, their role and contribution to the project implementation, as well as their view on Light EVs, and urban mobility.

Enjoy the reading!

A short introduction of your organisation

The City of Rome is the capital of Italy and the 5th biggest city in Europe after Moscow, Istanbul, London and St. Petersburg and currently the largest one in the European Union. The Municipality IX EUR of the City of Rome, directly involved in the ELVITEN project is an administrative unit in the south of the town, with an extension of 183 Km2 is the second largest municipality characterized by the presence of protected natural areas and the city business center (EUR).

What is your task and responsibility in the ELVITEN project?

Rome has been one of the six pilot cities which carried out the one-year demonstration with e-bikes (Le1a category). For the first time, the city could test these new “vehicles” that were never matriculated before in Italy.  And thanks to ELVITEN we had the chance to involve in the test more ten different public and private bodies whose employees became ELVITEN users of internal bike-sharing services. The Municipality managed the long-term loan schemes for the bodies involved by keeping the direction of the project. This is a service normally managed by a private provider or by a public-private partnership. Having no local partners involved in the project, we did everything ourselves and this increased the knowledge and skills of the employees who worked in ELVITEN. As demonstrative city we organized public meetings and workshops to raise awareness among citizens on the project implementation and have run an internal office to provide information on the service to the users.

What is your interest in joining the ELVITEN project?

In the last four years the city of Rome has dedicated much efforts to promote and support the urban sustainable mobility in different ways, by promoting new systems of city bike-sharing managed by private companies, approving the first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the City of Rome (SUMP) and the first City Plan for the electric mobility of Rome, constructing new cycling paths and finally hosting for the first time in Italy the Formula E Prix, that since the 2018 is held in the area of the EUR (in the Municipality IX EUR). This important event has been also organized in 2019 but suspended in 2020 for Covid-19 related problems. Nevertheless, thanks to an agreement between the City of Rome and the FIA the Formula E Prix will be organized for the next 5 years (2021-2025). Rome is turning electric and ELVITEN project has represented a local example to reiterate this concept contributing to sensitize residents and commuters to use ELVs as alternative mode of transport to ICE vehicles more polluting and less healthy for people. We wanted to be part of ELVITEN since we want to be part of this important shift.

What is your opinion on Electric-Light Vehicles?

Initially, ELVs remained cut out of the planning measures for sustainable mobility since most of the interventions approved had been thought to increase the use of Local Public Transport (creation of new trolleybus routes), bicycles (realization of cycling routes) and electric private vehicles (installation of fast charge). Thanks to ELVITEN project we have realized that the Light Electric Vehicles could be an important resource for sustainable mobility, yet not very much known until users from different bodies decided to use the e-bikes of ELVITEN. These vehicles may give a strong contribution to reduce CO2 emission and increase the sharing mobility in our city but need the suitable measures for the creation of useful infrastructures and the necessary services to spread on a city level. Measures that ELVITEN has been identifying through the creation of guidelines for planning authorities, service providers and manufacturers. We’d like to push further our ambition and propose a specific mobility plan for the ELVs to be integrated into the existing plans approved by the city of Rome for mobility: SUMP and Electric Mobility Plan.

Could you explain the impact of EL-Vs on urban mobility? 

The use of 60 e-bikes in a city like Rome with 2,8 million of inhabitants and approximately another millions of commuters coming to work in the City on a daily basis, can’t be significant in terms of generalized reduction of pollutants but it is important that, in a specific Municipality of the city, many important organizations such as Ministries, Public Agencies and SMEs participated to the project. Both at individual and company level, the project was a great success: a novelty that fascinated users and their colleagues. The pilot of Rome, behind the over 7.600 trips made and the over 38.000 Kms travelled, has indicated an orientation of the local administration on Light Electric Mobility that should also be followed by the numerous bodies that are located in our territory and that have the same need we do have for collective and sustainable mobility.

What do you think about the future market for urban mobility?

The market uptake of ELVs has yet to come because important shifts have to be made to the existing urban planning facilities but the path towards the use of these vehicles has begun and the innovation technology will help to accelerate this process soon.

This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – the Municipality IX EUR of the City of Rome, their role and contribution to the project implementation, as well as their view on Light EVs, and urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! A short introduction of your organisation […]

ELVITEN Interview Series – Roma Capitale

This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – the Municipality IX EUR of the City of Rome, their role and contribution to the project implementation, as well as their view on Light EVs, and urban mobility.

Enjoy the reading!

A short introduction of your organisation

The City of Rome is the capital of Italy and the 5th biggest city in Europe after Moscow, Istanbul, London and St. Petersburg and currently the largest one in the European Union. The Municipality IX EUR of the City of Rome, directly involved in the ELVITEN project is an administrative unit in the south of the town, with an extension of 183 Km2 is the second largest municipality characterized by the presence of protected natural areas and the city business center (EUR).

What is your task and responsibility in the ELVITEN project?

Rome has been one of the six pilot cities which carried out the one-year demonstration with e-bikes (Le1a category). For the first time, the city could test these new “vehicles” that were never matriculated before in Italy.  And thanks to ELVITEN we had the chance to involve in the test more ten different public and private bodies whose employees became ELVITEN users of internal bike-sharing services. The Municipality managed the long-term loan schemes for the bodies involved by keeping the direction of the project. This is a service normally managed by a private provider or by a public-private partnership. Having no local partners involved in the project, we did everything ourselves and this increased the knowledge and skills of the employees who worked in ELVITEN. As demonstrative city we organized public meetings and workshops to raise awareness among citizens on the project implementation and have run an internal office to provide information on the service to the users.

What is your interest in joining the ELVITEN project?

In the last four years the city of Rome has dedicated much efforts to promote and support the urban sustainable mobility in different ways, by promoting new systems of city bike-sharing managed by private companies, approving the first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the City of Rome (SUMP) and the first City Plan for the electric mobility of Rome, constructing new cycling paths and finally hosting for the first time in Italy the Formula E Prix, that since the 2018 is held in the area of the EUR (in the Municipality IX EUR). This important event has been also organized in 2019 but suspended in 2020 for Covid-19 related problems. Nevertheless, thanks to an agreement between the City of Rome and the FIA the Formula E Prix will be organized for the next 5 years (2021-2025). Rome is turning electric and ELVITEN project has represented a local example to reiterate this concept contributing to sensitize residents and commuters to use ELVs as alternative mode of transport to ICE vehicles more polluting and less healthy for people. We wanted to be part of ELVITEN since we want to be part of this important shift.

What is your opinion on Electric-Light Vehicles?

Initially, ELVs remained cut out of the planning measures for sustainable mobility since most of the interventions approved had been thought to increase the use of Local Public Transport (creation of new trolleybus routes), bicycles (realization of cycling routes) and electric private vehicles (installation of fast charge). Thanks to ELVITEN project we have realized that the Light Electric Vehicles could be an important resource for sustainable mobility, yet not very much known until users from different bodies decided to use the e-bikes of ELVITEN. These vehicles may give a strong contribution to reduce CO2 emission and increase the sharing mobility in our city but need the suitable measures for the creation of useful infrastructures and the necessary services to spread on a city level. Measures that ELVITEN has been identifying through the creation of guidelines for planning authorities, service providers and manufacturers. We’d like to push further our ambition and propose a specific mobility plan for the ELVs to be integrated into the existing plans approved by the city of Rome for mobility: SUMP and Electric Mobility Plan.

Could you explain the impact of EL-Vs on urban mobility? 

The use of 60 e-bikes in a city like Rome with 2,8 million of inhabitants and approximately another millions of commuters coming to work in the City on a daily basis, can’t be significant in terms of generalized reduction of pollutants but it is important that, in a specific Municipality of the city, many important organizations such as Ministries, Public Agencies and SMEs participated to the project. Both at individual and company level, the project was a great success: a novelty that fascinated users and their colleagues. The pilot of Rome, behind the over 7.600 trips made and the over 38.000 Kms travelled, has indicated an orientation of the local administration on Light Electric Mobility that should also be followed by the numerous bodies that are located in our territory and that have the same need we do have for collective and sustainable mobility.

What do you think about the future market for urban mobility?

The market uptake of ELVs has yet to come because important shifts have to be made to the existing urban planning facilities but the path towards the use of these vehicles has begun and the innovation technology will help to accelerate this process soon.

This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – the Municipality IX EUR of the City of Rome, their role and contribution to the project implementation, as well as their view on Light EVs, and urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! A short introduction of your organisation […]

Experiences and recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments

On 1 September 2020, ELVITEN project partners organised a webinar “Experiences and recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments in pre and post COVID -19 era”  to discuss and understand the COVID-19’s impact on e-mobility along with some recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments.

During the webinar, Silvia Campailla from Comune di Genova, introduced the ELVITEN project and the objectives of the webinar to the participants. In her presentation, she explained the role of “Follower Cities” in the ELVITEN project and the support they receive from being part of it.

Francisco Aletta from S3Transportation, presented some observed statistics on the impact of COVID-19 on different areas like economic, tourism, urban traffic, public transport, and e-mobility. It is found that the demand for e-bike sharing in cities like Madrid, Brussels, London, and New York has increased largely after the COVID-19 lockdown. Later, he presented the statistics of COVID-19 impact on ELVITEN demonstration cities which showed a similar trend. The reasons for the demand could be due to reasons like social distancing, the use of individual vehicles to avoid the spread of contagion, and a better alternative to public transport in urban cities.

Later, representatives from three demonstration cities: Silvia Andreussi, Roma Capitale (Rome); Georgege Gorgogetas, e-Trikala (Trikala) and Alessandro Rinaldi, POLIBA (Bari) shared their city’s experience before and after lockdown individually. They explained how the EL-Vs trips were affected, the current trends, and how EL-Vs can help the city in creating better urban mobility. The trends clearly show the needs and habits of users have been changing.

Elena Cosso from T Bridge S.p.A, presented the “Recommendations for Planning authorities emerged after COVID-19” to the webinar participants. She explained the recommendations suggested to planning authorities in the report. The recommendations are focused on different criteria such as safety, user habits, regulation policies, partnership with private operators, technological tools & sustainability. You can view the report here.

The webinar later concluded with an interactive question & answer session.

You can watch the webinar recording below.

 

 

 

On 1 September 2020, ELVITEN project partners organised a webinar “Experiences and recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments in pre and post COVID -19 era”  to discuss and understand the COVID-19’s impact on e-mobility along with some recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments. During the webinar, Silvia Campailla from Comune di Genova, introduced […]

European Commission launches Green Capital competition

The European Commission has recently launched a competition for cities to become the European Green Capital 2023. The competition is held every year to award one European city with at least 100,000 citizens. The award is presented for the city’s commitment towards economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

The winner will receive a prize money of €600,000 to help reach their goals and improve the environmental sustainability. Cities are chosen based on the previous actions and plans in 12 areas, involving sustainable urban mobility, air pollution, noise and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Cities with populations of less than 100,000 and more than 20,000 are also eligible to enter the European Green Leaf Award 2022 competition. Two winners will receive €200,000 each.

Winners and shortlisted cities are also given access to the exclusive European Green Capital Network, a platform for sharing knowledge and best practices.

Final submission of application will end on 28 October 2020.

Also, it brings a greater focus on environmental projects and an increased profile for the city, along with increased tourism and foreign investment.

To know more about the European Green Capital, and European Green Leaf Awards, click here.

To read the Eltis article, click here.

Picture: EC

The European Commission has recently launched a competition for cities to become the European Green Capital 2023. The competition is held every year to award one European city with at least 100,000 citizens. The award is presented for the city’s commitment towards economic, environmental, and social sustainability. The winner will receive a prize money of […]

COVID-19 SUMP guidance published to support cities and regions

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many cities and regions to adapt to new methods of urban mobility systems faster than before. In this unprecedented time, it is important that proper guidance and support is provided to local authorities to adapt to the new conditions and make sure that sustainable mobility is prioritised in the recovery from COVID-19.

In this regard, a new SUMP practitioner briefing on COVID-19 has been prepared to support cities and regions.

“This new SUMP briefing investigates how cities can respond in the coming months to the exit from lockdown whilst prioritising long-term goals and ambitions for sustainable urban mobility.”, POLIS.

The briefing is developed based on available best practices from across Europe during the COVID-19 crisis. It highlights the case studies of cities which have prioritised sustainable and active modes of mobility during recent months to keep themselves moving.

Interested stakeholders were invited to look into the development of the practitioners’ briefing to make sure that this report provides necessary information and advice for local authorities to adapt sustainable urban mobility post-lockdown.

To view the SUMP Practitioner Briefing, click here.

Picture: POLIS

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many cities and regions to adapt to new methods of urban mobility systems faster than before. In this unprecedented time, it is important that proper guidance and support is provided to local authorities to adapt to the new conditions and make sure that sustainable mobility is prioritised in the recovery […]

ELVITEN Interview Series – ERTICO

This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ERTICO, their role and contribution to the project implementation, as well as their view on Light EVs, and urban mobility.

Enjoy the reading!

Introduction to ERTICO

ERTICO is the Intelligent Transport Systems and services (ITS) organisation for Europe. Based in Brussels, it is a public-private partnership made up of 118 partners from eight sectors, bringing together research and academia, industry, service providers, public authorities, user groups and other stakeholders from the ITS world.

ERTICO has been involved in ITS research, development and deployment projects throughout its history, focusing on smarter, greener and safer transport of people and goods.

What was your interest in joining the ELVITEN project?

As a partnership organisation, our criteria for instigating, joining or leading a project or other activity is that it advances knowledge and deployment in the ITS sector, it contributes to one of our priority focus areas, it has the potential to bring real benefits (for example in relation to decarbonisation, air quality, seamless multimodality, safety or efficiency), and that it provides value and synergy for ERTICO Partners across different sectors.

The four priority focus areas of ERTICO, each of which has a roadmap to 2030 and contributing projects and other activities, are Clean Mobility, Urban Mobility, Transport and Logistics, and Connected and Automated Driving. As ELVITEN contributes strongly to the first two of these focus areas (Clean and Urban Mobility), ERTICO joined forces with ELVITEN Coordinator ICCS (a long-standing and very active ERTICO Partner) at the proposal preparation stage of this project.

Electro-mobility is a key part of our Clean Mobility strategy, as ITS is key to removing many of the barriers holding back the electrification of road transport, such as different standards for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems. On the Urban Mobility side, recent years have seen a plethora of “disruptive” mobility modes and the emergence of integrated solutions such as information, payment or wider “all-in” Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) models. This is another key area of our work, with ERTICO hosting the MaaS Alliance which is working to facilitate a single open market for MaaS services and their full deployment. At ERTICO we strongly believe that Light EVs (or EL-Vs), whether for personal or business use, have a key part to play in MaaS offerings.

ELVITEN demonstrations on EL-Vs have also contributed to the ERTICO work on the Transport and Logistics focus area, providing urban and last-mile zero-emission delivery solutions for light goods.

What is ERTICO’s role in ELVITEN?

Our principal role in this important project was to coordinate the first work-package of the project, “Mobility demand and usage schemes” which ran from the project inception in November 2017 to mid-2018. Notably, ERTICO devised and coordinated a large-scale public perception survey in the six ELVITEN demonstration cities, to collect and analyse the opinions and attitudes of citizens towards different aspects of EL-V use for different trip purposes in their city. This survey was made available online in five languages (English, plus the languages of the demonstration cities: German, Greek, Italian and Spanish) and was widely publicised in all of the six demonstration cities, with over 7000 responses being received.

A telephone survey addressed to a selected number of fleet operators and fleet drivers was also conducted in order to assess the behaviour of managers and drivers at delivery companies (post, parcels, take-away food, etc.) towards switching some or all of their operations to EL-Vs, also analysing what in their opinions were the benefits and barriers. The responses to both surveys was very positive and they contributed to the other task, led by ERTICO, of defining different usage schemes for passenger use (ownership, short- and long-term rental) and for business use. The results of this work are available in the Library section of the ELVITEN website (select “Deliverable”, then see D1.1 and D1.2). By defining these, ERTCO has contributed to the better understanding of uses and schemes in the area of EL-Vs in Europe.

Within ELVITEN, ERTICO is also leading a post-demonstration survey of users and citizens (currently under analysis) as well as contributing to the project guidelines and to dissemination actions. We envisage capitalising on the work of ELVITEN as a basis for developing further projects involving innovative solutions in transport.

What is your opinion on Light EVs?

While EVs (mainly electric cars) receive a lot of publicity and are the focus of many research and industrial developments, light EVs, meaning L-category vehicles that are covered by ELVITEN, have not received as much attention until very recently. In historic cities where road space is narrow, light powered two-wheelers (Internal Combustion Engine motorcycles, mopeds, scooters) are commonplace and it is no accident that five of the six ELVITEN demonstration sites are in southern Europe. There is a clear potential in countries like Italy, Spain and Greece for EL-Vs to replace many of the ICE L-Vs, as they have the clear potential to reduce noise and air pollution. This should be done in cooperation with other modes, notably walking, cycling and public transport. In some cities, such as Genoa, the very hilly terrain limits the potential modal shift to cycling so EL-Vs, including electric-assistance bicycles, seem to be a great alternative. Elsewhere, EL-Vs can fill a gap for those journeys which are too long to cycle and where direct and convenient public transport is lacking, including for shift workers who need to travel at night when other services may not be widely available.

Most light vehicle use is short-distance so “range anxiety”, which acts as a barrier to electric car ownership, should not be a serious barrier to EL-V use in cities: indeed the main barriers perceived by respondents in the initial survey of 7000 citizens were comfort, safety and the ability to transport luggage, especially for 2-wheeled EL-Vs.

Lastly, although ELVITEN focuses on urban areas, EL-Vs equally have a potential to serve less densely populated areas where public transport availability is lower, including for business, logistics and tourist use.

Could you explain the impact of EL-Vs on urban mobility?

The impact is likely to vary considerably by city and country, due to climate and cultural factors, the availability and quality of other modes (e.g. public transport), the local topography, as well as economic factors (affordability of ownership or business case for a rental/sharing scheme). In some cities cycling will be dominant, in others, cheap and efficient mass transit may be the main mode. But EL-Vs surely have their role and probably the main opportunity is in replacing ICE L-V use as well as single-occupancy car use for shorter journeys.

The initial public perception survey in the ELVITEN cities indicated a high level of interest in using EL-Vs as part of a multimodal journey with public transport, with between 60% and 85% of respondents stating that they would consider this. For this to become a successful reality, appropriate sharing business models are needed, for example a combined rail season ticket and EL-V sharing scheme subscription, together with sufficient reliability so that the user knows there will always be an EL-V when they need one. If a free-floating sharing mode is sometimes not available when people need it, then people will not use it as their main mode of transport.

Another key opportunity is in the fleet sector. Business and public authorities which need vehicles for their everyday duties could be the main catalyst to expanding EL-V use. When citizens become used to seeing these types of vehicles being operated by their city council, the postal service, pizza deliveries and so on, they will become a normal and accepted part of the urban transport mix.

Finally, while the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 emergency remain to be seen, EL-Vs do appear to provide new short-distance travel opportunities which can relieve the pressure on public transport as well as provide social distancing, while contributing to reducing noise and air pollution and a healthier environment. Preliminary results from ERTICO’s City Moonshot interviews with 300 cities globally (see https://erticonetwork.com/ertico-city-moonshot-takes-off) indicate that COVID-19 has been a strong catalyst for promotion of cycling (including e-bikes) and active modes of transport. Therefore, we are at an historic moment where overall cycling and light electric vehicle use is rapidly expanding and ELVITEN is ready to provide further guidance in adoption of clean, efficient and healthy transport modes for short urban trips.

This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ERTICO, their role and contribution to the project implementation, as well as their view on Light EVs, and urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! Introduction to ERTICO ERTICO is the Intelligent Transport Systems and services (ITS) organisation for […]

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 8th SUMP Award winner – Brussels Capital Region

Three new videos have been launched showcasing the sustainable mobility activities of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award winners for 2019, and the winner of the 8th SUMP award. The videos were filmed in Kruševac (Serbia), Karditsa (Greece), and Brussels (Belgium) and feature interviews with key mobility experts within the municipalities.

The videos showcase how the award-winning cities are working to improve the citizen’s preferred choice of transport to sustainable mobility. Through these videos’ viewers can get sneak peek into the innovation activities and measures of the cities which won the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and SUMP Awards.

To watch the video on Kruševac, click here.

To watch the video on Karditsa, click here.

To watch the video on Brussels, click here.

Also in an interview with Bruno Van Loveren, Strategy and Programming Director at Mobility Planning Authority in Brussels Capital Region (Belgium), he expressed about winning the 8th Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award, what it means to the city, and shared advice that he would give to other cities looking to follow in their footsteps.

On designing the SUMP, he said: “I would like to quote the words of the jury, which underline the way our SUMP conceives the city as an ecosystem, and the impressive participation system that has been put in place. These two elements, in my opinion, are intimately linked. It is through involving all stakeholders and listening to citizens that we have been able to gradually take into account all the dimensions of the mobility policy.”

When asked about what does winning the SUMP Award mean to the city of Brussels, he expressed: “We are obviously very proud to have received this award, especially since we also won it three years ago for our logistics schemes. For those of us who work in the planning department, it’s a great reward and confirmation that our approach is relevant and recognised as such.”

To read the full interview, click here.

Picture: EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK

 

Three new videos have been launched showcasing the sustainable mobility activities of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK award winners for 2019, and the winner of the 8th SUMP award. The videos were filmed in Kruševac (Serbia), Karditsa (Greece), and Brussels (Belgium) and feature interviews with key mobility experts within the municipalities. The videos showcase how the award-winning cities […]