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Walking and cycling are the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport, particularly suited for short to moderate distances. Both provide numerous benefits. They improve health, do not produce air or noise pollution and help to reduce congestion.

Introducing cycling infrastructure (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking and hire schemes) are ways in which cities can promote cycling, while creating pedestrian-friendly spaces can promote commuting, shopping and recreation.

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Local decision makers: join the CIVITAS Politicians' Forum to exchange on urban mobility with peers

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Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum being held at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September 2018, the meeting will gather senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Panel discussions and conversation tables give delegates the chance to interact and exchange experiences with fellow politicians on this year's meeting topic - “Citizens' involvement, urban mobility, and politics”.

By cnebusi / Updated: 09 Aug 2018

SmartBlueCity- 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Exhibition 2018

The SmartBlueCity Euro-Mediterranean conference and exhibition is organized annually with the help of many partners and supporters. This year its focus is on “Featuring Territorial Intelligence of Small and Medium-sized Cities and Insular Communities in the Mediterranean Scenery - Bridging Local Endeavors to Global Developments”. The aim is to: bring together city and regional authorities with industry, SME’s, academics and professionals; and present current developments and innovative ideas for strengthening smartness and pursuing sustainability objectives.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018

This year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden. The 16th edition of Europe's premier sustainable mobility event will bring together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 03 Aug 2018

European Week of Regions and Cities 2018

The 2018 European Week of Regions and Cities offers the opportunity for local and city-level governments to showcase their capacity to stimulate economic growth, facilitate job creation and successfully engage in EU cross-border cooperation.

The week will comprise of over 100 workshops, debates and exhibitions, as well as providing the opportunity to network. The event welcomes 6,000 participants every year, including regional decision-makers, policy experts, researchers, private company representatives and journalists.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 06 Aug 2018

Vienna registers record number of cyclists

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In the first half of 2018, the City of Vienna registered a record number of cyclists on its bike paths. Between January and June, the Mobility Agency of Vienna counted 3.67 million cyclists. This is an increase of around 5 % in comparison to 2017.

Since 2011, Vienna has seen a rise in cycling, although figures remained constant in 2016 and 2017.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 01 Aug 2018

Cycling and walking schemes are transforming UK cities for the better

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‘Big shift to active travel in urban transport policy is underway’

The UK’s network of leading city region transport authorities have released a new report which shows how active travel schemes can change cities for the better wherever they are implemented – from Bristol to Inverness and from post-industrial Northern cities to the heart of the City of London.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 30 Jul 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018

The registration for the EuroVelo and Cycle Tourism Conference 2018 that will take place in Belgian Limburg on September 26th – 28th is open! You can now register here.

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 Imogen / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Cycling + Walking Innovations 2018

This 2nd annual event, organised by Landor LINKS for the Department for Transport, will focus on how cycling and walking is supporting the Government's Industrial Strategy, with a focus on:

  • using innovation & technology to boost walking and cycling levels

  • showcasing how local authorities can best work with investors, the private sector and academia to harness innovation

  • case studies from innovation fund winners