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The City of Pskov develops Russia's first SUMP

The vehicle-to-population ratio growth in Russia has led to a number of downsides associated with the expanding use of personal vehicles: rising traffic congestion, emissions of pollutants, road traffic accidents and travel time losses. In many Russian cities, people in practice don’t use public transport because of its poor reliability, large headways and poor quality of services, uncomfortable routes orsimply, because it is not available!


Mobility Campaign Successfully Launched in Polish Kindergartens

The Polish Union of Active Mobility (PUMA) carried out a promotion and educational campaign in the field of mobility management named “Mobility Kindergartens – Active Kids”. As a part of the campaign 13 kindergartens received kick scooters for kids. The kick scooters are available for rental and for commuting to and from the kindergarten.

The goals of the campaign are to:


Fact sheets on the state of multimodality in partner cities published!

As a result of the data gathering in the preparatory analysis, the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) prepared fact sheets for each city.

European Mobility Week celebrated in Gdansk

As the motto for 2018's European Mobility Week “mix and move” fits perfectly with the goals for cities.multimodal Gdansk could not miss such a fantastic chance to promote switching from cars...

cities.multimodal presented at the UBC SCC meeting in Klaipeda

Cities.multimodal was presented at the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting held in Klaipeda, Lithuania 13-14th of September. The topic of the meeting was Sustainable Urban Mobility - “Trends and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region”.

Involving Citizens in Sustainable Mobility and City Planning

Mobility professionals in Copenhagen and Malmö introduced strategies on how to benefit from urban planning when creating mobility solutions and on how to create a dialogue with citizens when remaking public spaces.

Supporting commuters to choose sustainable modes of transport in Vilnius

“A couple of years ago Vilnius started to implement a Park & Ride system and at the same time our Sustainable urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) was initiated. The idea in the cities.multimodal project, to implement a mobility hub– that was a new issue, a pioneering project, which can be shown to our key decision makers, specialists and communities!

Preparatory analysis of multimodality and mobility management in cities.multimodal

How can we increase multimodality and how can we implement smart mobility management in the cities.multimodal partner cities? The first step of the answer on this question certainly is: Let’s have a closer look at the situations regarding these central elements of sustainable urban mobility. This would build a basis for developing measures tailored to the specific conditions and challenges of the cities.

Kalmar adapting mobility planning to a changing city environment

“Kalmar is working actively with urban mobility topics as a result of the ample changes and expansion that the town is currently undergoing due to a brand new university campus that is being erected in the city centre. Soon several thousand students and staff will be added to the present flow of daily commuters, so there is an imminent need for integrated planning and strategies that develop the town in a sustainable and attractive way. This entails securing the awareness and acceptance of inhabitants, employers and business owners.

1st cities.multimodal project meeting in Turku

The first regular project meeting for cities.multimodal was held in April 25-26 2018 in Turku in the former shipyard-now-museum Forum Marinum. Besides the project management discussions, the partners worked in different workshops on their planned activities, a "market of methods" introduced citizen involvement methods that the cities are about to test during the project lifetime. Apart from the intensive work, the partners also had enough time to network during the evening programme and the site visit at the end of the meeting.

Kick-off meeting Rostock

Project kick-off meeting in Rostock!

On november 23-24 2017 17 partners kicked-off the cities.multimodal project in Rostock together. With the Hanseatic city as the lead partner, the consortium will work for 3 years towards a change in urban mobility - shifting from focusing on individual private car use to more sustainable, mulltimodal options to move around the city.