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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 DuivenbodeL / Updated: 24 May 2019

Eyes on Earth: the use of satellite data in urban mobility

The world we live in requires us to have our eyes open at all times – and focused on Earth – so that we can leave the best possible planet for the future generations.

For this reason, as part of its “Copernicus Earth Observation” programme, EASME and the European Commission have launched the Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow – a series of five events across the EU bringing space and Earth observation closer to EU citizens; and raising awareness of the skills and job opportunities in the geospatial industry.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 21 May 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 - calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors ends 31 May

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The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are currently open for this year's CIVITAS Forum closing 31 May 2019. For more information about the event, including the draft programme and full details on travel and accommodation, visit the event page here.

By suvi.hanninen / Updated: 10 May 2019

FinEst Smart Mobility - Smart Digital Solutions for Improved Traffic and Cross-border Mobility

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With over 8 million passengers and 300,000 trucks travelling between Helsinki West Harbour and Tallinn Old City Harbour every year, traffic flows leading through the centrally located ports generate substantial congestion, noise and other negative externalities.

By Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Future of Transport - how do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019

The CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019 will be held in Graz, Austria, from 2-4 October 2019. The 17th edition of Europe's top sustainable urban mobility event will gather the leading figures in the field from across the continent and beyond.

This varied group of city representatives, practitioners, policymakers and academics will debate and analyse the most pressing mobility topics and witness the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 02 Apr 2019

Palma, finalist of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities

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This video features content about the Spanish city of Palma, a finalist in the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities.

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning.

The jury was impressed by Palma's decision to hold two Car-Free Days to highlight the urban space that could be gained without vehicles.

By Youris.com / Updated: 28 Mar 2019

Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology

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5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming

Long-touted advances of smart cities may finally become reality with the increases to wireless network speeds and bandwidths promised by the switch to 5G. Seamless integration of our homes, cities and utilities can change the way we interact with everything from grocery stores to doctors.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 22 Mar 2019

Lisbon, Lindau and Greater Manchester win EU sustainable mobility awards

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Yesterday evening the European Commission announced the winners of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards 2018, and the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium). 

Lisbon was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities, with Lindau taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 7th SUMP Award was won by Greater Manchester.  Click on the following video links to view this years finalists in action:

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.

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