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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.

 

 
By Fred Dotter / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

CIVITAS PROSPERITY: SUMP National Training event gets Hungarian cities engaged in sustainable transportation planning

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From 04-07 June the city of Szeged hosted the SUMP National Training for Hungarian cities in the CIVITAS PROSPERITY project. Participants were able to gain a complete understanding of sustainable mobility planning, long run achievements and could question experts from countries and cities with greater experience in sustainable mobility planning.

By Imogen / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

MOVE 2019: Mobility Re-Imagined

MOVE will bring together disruptors, their technology and their attitude with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration. We guarantee to be more expansive and multi-disciplined than any other event on the planet. New thinking and new action is required now because existing transportation paradigms are broken beyond repair and are often the cause of the problem, not the solution.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 23 Jul 2018

Dutch climate plans for 2050: smart and clean, but also carefree mobility

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According to a new strategy, mobility in The Netherlands needs to change drastically to bring it in line with the country’s climate goals for 2050. It has to become ‘smart’, ‘clean’ and ‘different’.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Sweden and France plan roadmap for collaboration on clean and innovative transport

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The Swedish and French governments have announced plans to collaborate on transport innovation, recognising "...that the fight against climate change and the shift towards a more sustainable and resilient economy is a major global challenge." The Swedish and French Ministers Tomas Eneroth and Elisabeth Borne agreed on roadmap for reinforcing collaboration between the two countries in June 2018 during a meeting in Gothenburg.

By Imogen / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Smarter Travel LIVE! 2018

Smarter Travel LIVE! is Europe’s regular meeting place for the intelligent mobility community. In 2018, it will see more than 700 delegates from government, academia and the transport and urban planning professions share insight and experience with mobility innovators, public authorities, transport operators, car makers, private investors, data scientists and entrepreneurs. It's where innovation, technology, engineering, psychology and policy come together to create smarter, cleaner and more active mobility options for more stages of every journey. 

By Imogen / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Healthy Streets 2018

Delivering Healthy Streets is key to making our cities better places to walk, cycle and spend time, and for supporting social and economic activity. 

Hosted by City of London, the 2nd annual Healthy Streets conference will profile best practice case studies from those that are delivering successful Healthy Streets projects in London, the UK and beyond.  This event will showcase the best examples of political leadership, policy, projects and programmes that are delivering Healthy Streets. 

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 23 Jul 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Draft programme released for CIVITAS Forum 2018

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The draft programme for the 2018 CIVITAS Forum Conference has been published!

Spanning three days, this year’s programme features over 25 parallel sessions. These are split into two types, namely thematic and take-up transfer sessions.

Thematic sessions focus on the most urgent current mobility topics and provide participants with the opportunity to discover and discuss outstanding examples of work across and beyond the CIVITAS Initiative.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 18 Jul 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

Growing popularity for bus, bike and Bahn

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How has mobility changed in Germany? The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure studied almost a million journeys made in 2017 by over 156,000 households.

The study found that Germans travel slightly less on an average day compared to 2008, with a drop from 90% to 85%. however, the number of kilometres travelled per journey increased slightly.

The car remains the dominant and popular mode of transport, while bike, bus and train are becoming more popular. The steady growth of individual motorised traffic in the last decades is stagnating.

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