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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.

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 31 Jan 2018

Decongesting Europe: New approaches to freeing our cities

The FLOW and TRACE projects join forces and invite you to an interactive event.
It includes a TRACE "tracking tour", training sessions, presentations, breakout
sessions, political debate, world café and awards.

Discover and discuss the technical tools and policy recommendations generated by these two projects to help fighting traffic congestion in cities. Panelists will also engage with political decision-makers about the political roots of congestion debate.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 17 Jan 2018

FLOW and TRACE final conference: Decongesting Europe - New approaches to freeing our cities

How walking and cycling can help reduce congestion: The FLOW and TRACE projects join forces and invite to an interactive event. It includes a TRACE "tracking tour", training sessions, presentations, breakout sessions, political debate, world café and awards. Registration will open early 2018 via h2020-flow.eu and h2020-trace.eu.
By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Terrassa Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan 2016-2021

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The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elderly and disabled people.

By Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 18 Jan 2018

Approved the new SUMP in Terrassa

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The new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in Terrassa established the action plan for 2016-21. It incorporates a group of measures aimed at reducing the accident rate, noise pollution and energy consumption, which allows for an improvement in environmental quality and the habitability of the streets. Also wants to increase the autonomy of the children, the elders and the disabled people.

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By Kerstin Oschabnig / Updated: 19 Jan 2018

New analysis tool visualises bicycle traffic data for urban planning

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The aim of the new Bike Citizens GPS data analysis tool is not only to find out how many people are cycling in towns and cities, but also to identify gaps in the cycle network and to optimise bike-friendly routes in cities. It provides an insight into bicycle traffic behaviour and allows for the assessment of the potential effects of future projects.

By Jan-Willem Van ... / Updated: 20 Oct 2017

Antwerp's Marketplace for Mobility: partnering with private mobility service providers (Belgium)

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Antwerp is a vital node in the European road network. To improve accessibility and create the right infrastructure for safe transport, several major construction projects have started in the Antwerp region over the last year. In the short term, this has led to a challenging mobility situation and traffic disruption in certain areas.

To tackle these, the city of Antwerp established "Smart Ways to Antwerp" (SWtA), which informs those travelling in and around Antwerp about road works and encourages them to take alternative modes of transport.

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2017

Gent's Traffic Circulation Plan (Belgium)

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Gent is a vivid, vibrant, and growing city. This has plenty of advantages, but also brings with it some challenges, as the pressure of motorised traffic on the city keeps on growing. To ensure Ghent’s accessibility and livability in the future, the city council decided to implement a new Circulation Plan in April 2017.

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By News Editor / Updated: 10 Oct 2017

StreetMix

Streetmix is an open-source, interactive tool which can be used to design streets and street networks.

It visualises the street design process and can be used by urban planners to design sustainable urban environments.

It also allows the public to become involved in the street design process, making it an effective means of public stakeholder engagement.

Users can share the street networks they create with others on social media.

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By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017

Using traffic cameras to cut Rotterdam's congestion (The Netherlands)

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Traffic cameras are an established feature of road infrastructure, and have been broadcasting live to the monitoring centres of transport authorities for a while. Normally that video is reserved for the eyes of operators.

In Rotterdam, however, a new website has been launched that allows members of the public to see the live footage from 24 cameras located in 19 different locations around the city. The new cameras are complementary to the existing traffic information network.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Oct 2017

Negotiable parking rights tested in virtual experiment (the Netherlands)

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A trial beginning this month in Amsterdam will test negotiable parking rights: the price of a parking space will come to depend on the 'market'.

Conducted by the Vrije University of Amsterdam (VU), 500 motorists from Rotterdam are set to take part. A so-called "lab-in-the-field" experiment, the trading behaviour of participants will be tested in a virtual environment.

Each participant receives a stipulated parking budget and a number of parking permits which they then use to decide how the parking spaces are allocated.