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Traffic and demand management refers to measures such as parking management, reallocating urban space in favour of sustainable modes of transport (including shared space), access controls, road pricing, and traffic signal control strategies.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Mar 2019

Fact sheets reveal innovative mobility measures in CIVITAS ECCENTRIC cities

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The full set of fact sheets chronicling the innovative mobility measures being implemented within CIVITAS ECCENTRIC are now available. The fact sheets cover the five cities involved in the project. They are Madrid (Spain); Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden); and Turku (Finland). 

The fact sheets outline key details relating to each of their respective solutions, including:

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 28 Feb 2019

Adjusting tuition hours lowers peak demand during rush hour

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Adjusting the starting times of teaching hours at has worked very well against overcrowded trains and buses in the City of Nijmegen (The Netherlands). Even on the main access roads to the Campus Heyendaal, the location of three major educational institutes, the impact is noticeable.

Overcrowded public transport and congestion

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 25 Feb 2019

Real-time parking search service launched in Austria

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Cars already make use of navigation systems to find their way, including using real time data to avoid congestion as much as possible. Now, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Viennese start-up “Parkbob” have teamed up to develop satellite-based services for traffic management and urban planning. One of the aims of the cooperation is to transfer well-developed trip navigation approaches, which have been proven to work, to the search for a parking space.

By Bronwen Thornton / Updated: 04 Feb 2019

Walk21 Rotterdam 2019 | 7-10 October 2019 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

PUTTING PEDESTRIANS FIRST: Smart, Healthy and for Everyone!

From 7-10 October 2019 the City of Rotterdam will be hosting the 20th issue of Walk21 – The International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities.

Join the Walk21 conference for its first European issue in four years!

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 04 Mar 2019

Polis Annual Conference 2019

The 2019 edition of the Polis Annual Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 27-28 November 2019.

The Polis Annual Conference is Europe's leading event on sustainable urban mobility in cities and regions.

The call for exhibitors and sponsors is now open. View details here.

The call for speakers opens in March 2019 and registrations will open in June 2019.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 25 Jan 2019

Seoul implements 'shared parking spaces' to improve parking

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The Korean capital Seoul faces a severe parking problem in its low-rise neighbourhoods. Altogether, around 80 % of the city's three million parking violations per year take place in these areas. One reason is that, in contrast to higher density areas, there are few car parks, including underground garages, while the available on-street parking spaces are largely reserved for residents. Residents are entitled to use their allocated parking space at all hours of the day, which effectively excludes others from using these spaces even if they are free.

By rswa178 / Updated: 23 Jan 2019

Deadline extended to join CIVITAS peer-exchange activities in 2019

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As part of the CIVITAS Initiative, a broad range of peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility are set to take place in Europe and beyond in 2019.

The call to join these has been extended, with interested city representatives particularly encouraged to apply.

Hosted throughout the year, these practice-oriented learning activities enable participants to learn from cities engaging in pioneering transport initiatives and gain direct insight into how they are managing the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.

By rutgerhuybrechts / Updated: 23 Jan 2019

European Road Safety Summer School 2019

Are you a professional dealing with road safety and mobility issues? Do you want to expand your expertise in this field and learn from other countries?

Road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. Only urgent measures will reduce the 500 deaths that occur on EU roads every week. The Safe System approach is internationally considered to be best practice in road safety and in the European Road Safety Summer School, we advise you on how to successfully implement this strategy in your country or region.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

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BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

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Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.