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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.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Smart City for the Citizens 2019

This year, the Smart City for the Citizens conference will focus on data and AI as game changers for cities today and in the future. 

Key topics will include:

  • How to harness the value of urban data
  • Last mile mobility
  • Using AI to analyse and classify the traffic flow of cities
  • Connected infrastructure: essential for the adoption of autonomous vehicles

Attend the conference to hear from experts, such as:

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 opens calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors

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The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are now open for this year's CIVITAS Forum.

The 17th edition of Europe's top sustainable urban mobility event will gather the leading figures in the field to debate and analyse the most pressing mobility topics and witness the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.

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 Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Apr 2019

Modal choice in a multimodal transport system

This conference concludes the Conference of European Directors of Roads' (CEDR) Transnational Road Research Programme “User Needs in a multimodal context”, which funded the ISAAC and STTRIDE projects. The ISAAC consortium developed evidence-based recommendations to encourage a modal shift towards walking and cycling, whilst STTRIDE addresses how to use technological advances to deliver modal shifts. 

The aim of the conference is to build knowledge and guidance on how to promote multimodality in the transport system. The conference will consider the following questions:

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 11 Apr 2019

One of EU's largest electric bike-sharing systems launched in Gdańsk - Gdynia - Sopot Metropolitan Area

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March 2019 saw the launch of what is to become one of the largest electric bicycle sharing systems in Europe. The system, called MEVO, launched as a single public bike sharing scheme in the 14 cities and communes of the Gdańsk - Gdynia - Sopot Metropolitan Area in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.

Free-floating system

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 12 Apr 2019

How Dutch railway stations encourage multimodality

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While the construction of cycle lanes is often considered to be the main infrastructure measure to promote cycling, the Dutch experience shows that providing accessible and numerous bicycle parking facilities at public transport hubs, such as railway stations, is crucial in fostering multimodality.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

SUMI: fostering long-term commitment to sustainable urban mobility indicators in Europe

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As cities continue to work towards achieving Europe’s policy goals, it is becoming increasingly important that systems for monitoring and reporting progress are put in place. Through making use of sustainable urban mobility indicators, policymakers will be able to assess the success of current mobility measures, as well as ensuring that upcoming solutions are tailored to respond to the issues which are most pertinent to the cities in question.

By Fred Dotter / Updated: 08 Apr 2019

Register now: Austrian Cycling Summit 2019 in Graz from 27th to 29th of May 2019

The 12th edition of the Austrian Cycling Summit is going to take place in Graz from May 27th to 29th 2019 under the general motto „cycling.connects”. The Styrian cycling capital Graz invites you to participate and exchange know-how and experience with national and international experts during these three days. An exciting program awaits you including over 50 interesting sessions, workshops and attractive side events.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 11 Apr 2019

Greater Manchester: Using SUMP to make urban mobility multimodal

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Greater Manchester was recently awarded the 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award), which focused on multimodality, during the European Sustainable Mobility Award Ceremony held in Brussels on 21 March 2019. From the three SUMP Award finalists (which included Basel and Dresden), the British metropolitan area proved to have the most developed concept and ambitious targets in achieving a multimodal transport system covering both the inner city and the outer territories of the metropolitan area, and also demonstrated its strong support to the use of active modes.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Apr 2019

Register now for the CIVITAS Forum 2019

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Registration for this year's CIVITAS Forum Conference is now open! This edition of Europe's leading sustainable mobility event is taking place from 2-4 October in Graz, Austria.

This year marks a homecoming for CIVITAS - the very first Forum took place in Austria's second city in 2003. Yet mobility never stands still. The situation in Graz is very different compared to 16 years ago, like in many cities around Europe.

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