Tag Archive: Best Practices

  1. TRIMIS and Urban Mobility

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    Source: ELTIS by Hannah Figg, 19 March 2021 TRIMIS (the Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System portal) is an open-access knowledge management system that consists of a large database of EU-funded and nationally-funded transport research projects and programmes together with an inventory of transport technologies and innovations.

    It provides an assessment of technology trends and transport R&I capacities in the EU and aims at disseminating information and data to a wide range of stakeholders, as well as developing analytical tools relevant to the European transport system. It is an important resource which currently contains information on approximately 9,000 transport R&I projects and programmes, including many related to urban mobility, and acts as a central hub for transport researchers and policy makers all over Europe.

    In 2017, the European Commission (EC) adopted the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (STRIA) to promote transport research and innovation (R&I) for clean, connected and competitive mobility in the EU. Seven STRIA roadmaps that outlined priority areas with specific actions for future R&I were identified:

    • Cooperative, connected and automated transport
    • Transport electrification
    • Vehicle design and manufacturing 
    • Low-emission alternative energy for transport
    • Network and traffic management systems
    • Smart mobility and services
    • Infrastructure

    TRIMIS monitors the implementation and effectiveness of the roadmaps developed and it also supports the EU’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.

    Specifically, the EC’s Joint Research Centre and TRIMIS address many aspects related to urban mobility and produced several analyses and reports including:

    • The 2019 ‘Future of Cities’ report: This considers how cities can address future mobility challenges. It highlights the factors which are contributing to change in urban areas, bringing attention to future challenges, and sets out how cities can adopt solutions to develop cities of the future. For more information see here.
    • A 2019 TRIMIS Digest on urban freight logistics: It explores the challenges or urban freight transport policies, electric vehicles and electric-assisted cargo bicycles as the solution for urban freight and the benefits of crowdshipping for urban logistics. For more information see here.
    • A 2019 TRIMIS Digest on shared mobility: It discusses shared mobility models, the role of car-sharing in low-carbon mobility, willingness in car sharing and what users think about MaaS. For more information see here.
    • A 2020 TRIMIS Digest focussing on sustainable urban freight: It explores the opportunities and challenges for innovative technologies to change the urban freight system, costs for electric light commercial vehicle, the impact of relocating freight facilities to the city edge on CO2 emissions, and how stakeholders can have a significant influence on freight operators. For more information see here.
    • The 2020 Research and innovation in smart mobility and services in Europe’ Report: This report provides a comprehensive analysis of R&I in smart mobility and services in Europe. It critically assesses research by thematic area and technologies, highlighting recent developments and future needs.
    • The 2020Research and innovation in network and traffic management systems Report: This report provides a comprehensive analysis of R&I initiatives in seamless testing, adoption and integration of network and traffic management systems across Europe.
    • The 2020 Research and innovation in transport electrification Report: This report provides a comprehensive analysis of R&I in transport electrification, having a major role to play in decarbonising transport (including urban) and in reducing its fossil fuel dependency.
    • The 2020 Indicators for monitoring the Strategic Transport Research and Innovation AgendaReport: This report presents the methodological approach and a first list of indicators that TRIMIS proposes to measure progress in European Union transport research and innovation, including many relevant to the urban context.

    For more information on the projects and analyses related to urban mobility within TRIMIS, explore the website and search for ‘urban mobility’.

    Photo credits: TRIMIS printscreen

  2. Best LEV-Practices during Covid-19

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    Some parties come up with inventive solutions to deploy LEVs in the fight against the corona virus. Below is a list of such best practices. Do you know any initiatives that are not in the list below? Let us know by e-mail: daan@leva-eu.com

    Read more on Covid-19 measures in Europe @ourwebsite.

    We will update this information regularly. Latest update: 05 May.

    Stay safe!


    • More road space for cyclists in Vienna. Read more @Wien.orf.
    • Click and collect campaign by NOX Cycles to improve online business. Read more @Radmarkt.


    • A number of cargo bike suppliers in Antwerp rent their cargo bikes out to businesses that have to supply goods or services to customers. Read more @iBike.
    • Traffic lights in Brussels adjusted to the needs of pedestrians and cyclist during Corona. Read more @bruzz.
    • City of Gent in favor of expanded footpaths and cycleways. Read more @VRT.

    Europe / Worldwide

    • LEVA-EU member QWIC deliveres their e-bikes for free now. Read more @QWIC.
    • Examples on how cities and micromobility operatores respond to the current situation. Read more @eBikeLabs.
    • How local authorities keep moving during Covid-19. Read more @PolisNetwork.
    • Funding by the New Zealand government for expanded footpaths and temporary cycleways. Read more @Stuff.
    • Research on sustainable urban mobility during Covid-19. Read more @Tumi.
    • Maintaining essential mobility during a pandemic. Read more @Eltis.
    • Creating space for cycling within 10 days. Read more @mobycon.



    • LEVA-EU member Carla Cargo offers free shipment of their bicycle trailers within the EU. Read more @Carla Cargo.
    • Rental bike provider Nextbike GmbH offers free usage of their fleet for 30 minutes. Read more @Radmarkt.
    • Temporary expansion of bicycle lanes during Corona in Berlin. Read more @Berlin. Find also a document with the setup for these bicycles lanes. Read more @berlin. 
    • Free of charge webinar about home office tools special for bicycle branche. Read more @radmarkt.
    • Nüwiel offers free use of their electric trailers for local organizations in Hamburg. Read more @Nüwiel.



    • More road space for cyclist in Milan. Read more @Citylab.
    • Building a future for active forms of transport like cycling in Rome. Read more @Lastampa.

    The Netherlands

    • Private shopping at bicycle dealer Robert Schut. Read more @Tweewieler.
    • Overview of local initiatives and the roll of electric cargo bicycle logistics. Read more @Cargobikefestival
    • Rental of electric cargo bicycles at a reduced rate for small enterprises. Read more @Cargoroo.


    • Free bus services for health professionals in Madrid. Read more @Madrid.

    United Kingdom

    • Free e-bike rental for NHS staff. Read more @Fully Charged.
    • LEVA-EU member Insync offers discount on a range of bikes for NHS staff and emergency service workers. Read more @Insyncbikes.
    • Free Glasgow Nextbike memberships and e-bike rides for NHS staff extended. Read more @Nextbike.
    • LEVA-EU member Wisper offers discount for NHS and all essential workers. Read more @Wisper.
    • ”Find an open bike shop” website launched by ACT and BA. Read more @bikebiz.
    • TfL considering more road space for cyclists. Read more @theGuardian.
    • ‘Pop up’ cycle lanes in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Read more @Scotsman.

    United States

    • Find a round-up of intitiatives focussing on Active Transportation during Covid-19. Read more @newstransportation.
    • Find here a dataset on cities expanding walking and bicycling access during Covid-19, provided by Tabitha Combs. Read more @thedataset.

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