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Partnership aims to deploy shared transportation programmes around the world

Partnership aims to deploy shared transportation programmes around the world

Through a strategic alliance, Ride On and Enzen aim to deliver urban mobility solutions to help transition people away from the use of private vehicles to more sustainable forms of transport like e-bikes.

Hyperloop company completes €7m financing round

Hyperloop company completes €7m financing round

Spanish company Zeleros moves into the next phase of bringing the futuristic "fifth mode of transport" to reality and creating an ecosystem of international partners.

Five companies selected in Michigan mobility initiative to address Covid-19 challenges

Five companies selected in Michigan mobility initiative to address Covid-19 challenges

A disinfecting robot, contactless autonomous delivery system and vehicle safety partitions are among the solutions to have received funding by PlanetM’s challenge.

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Community challenge grant programme to fund "quick action" projects launches

Now in its fourth year, AARP’s 2020 Community Challenge invites local governments to apply for grants to help create more liveable communities.

Austin mobility challenge winners revealed

Austin mobility challenge winners revealed

Solutions from the winning start-ups of the City:One Challenge provide a healthy food delivery service that also reduces waste and navigation guides for those with mobility impairments.

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

GrowSmarter cities publish recommendations for policymakers

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm, the three Lighthouse cities in the EC-funded project, highlight the importance of early citizen engagement and the value of demonstrator projects.

E-commerce delivery emissions on track to increase 30% in cities by 2030

E-commerce delivery emissions on track to increase 30% in cities by 2030

A report by the World Economic Forum also finds that traffic congestion is expected to add the equivalent of 11 minutes to each passenger’s daily commute in the top 100 cities.

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

New York Circular City programme to focus on advancing sustainability

The programme aims to show what can happen when the private and public sector team up with civic groups and academic experts to tackle the biggest challenges facing the city.

Kansas City moves to make all bus travel free

Kansas City moves to make all bus travel free

he free bus service is expected to cost around $8 million and has been pitched as a major help to low-income residents who rely on transit to commute to work.

Singapore tops urban mobility readiness index

Singapore tops urban mobility readiness index

The index by the Oliver Wyman Forum ranks 30 cities on how prepared they are to incorporate the latest mobility technologies and what they are doing to reshape urban mobility.