This case study provides information about EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, an initiative that runs annually throughout Europe. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Campaign continues to gain traction with participation levels in 2018 exceeding previous levels for the third year in a row.
Emissions generated by transport in Europe are still on the rise, while the electric vehicle sector is struggling to take off. The main obstacles to the spread of e-mobility are limited batteries on the market and underdeveloped infrastructure
In September 2017, the co-funded European Project FREVUE concluded its 4.5-year, large-scale initiative to test electric vehicles (EVs) in real-world urban logistic operations. The trials took place in eight European cities that were selected to demonstrate EVs in a range of climatic conditions, differing urban environments and distinctive local policy settings.
The September newsletter highlights the forthcoming CIVITAS Forum, taking place in Umeå, Sweden from 19-21 September. Recent news stories feature innovative new parking charges trialling in London, city pedestrianisation in Spain and the latest policies currently under discussion in the Netherlands.
From 27-29 September, close to 500 participants convened in Torres Vedras, Portugal, for the 15th CIVITAS Forum. A diverse community of policy makers, practitioners, academics, and city representatives debated the most pressing issues surrounding sustainable urban mobility, and set out clear pathways for bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is a chance for citizens and policy makers to try out new forms of mobility, and to see the benefits of opting for more sustainable forms of transport. Citizens are invited to try alternatives to car use and see first-hand how cleaner mobility can benefit them in terms of health, finances, and quality of life, in addition to improving the environment.
Significant progress has been made in road transport safety since the early 2000s. The number of road deaths has fallen by 54%. Yet this should not breed complacency: certain road users still face particularly high levels of risk.
As one of France’s most attractive cities, Toulouse has seen an increase of 200 000 inhabitants over the last 10 years, taking the populous to 1.2 million. With this in mind, there are expected to be 500 000 additional daily journeys in the next 10 years. In response to this growing demand for travel, SMTC-Tisseo transport authority has undertaken a ‘Mobilities 2025-2030 project’ with three major goals:
Taxistop is the Belgian partner in the CHUMS project. Under the motto ‘doing more with less’, Taxistop keeps developing new services which allow for the optimisation of use of personal goods. The promotion of carpool (via the matching software carpool.be) has been their core business for over 40 years.