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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 Pau Vilaplana / Updated: 20 Sep 2017
By giacomo.lozzi / Updated: 15 Sep 2017

CIVITAS NOVELOG Mechelen Workshop: What role for micro-consolidation?

City freight distribution is in full evolution. With the establishment of limited traffic areas, delivery time windows, low emission zones, development of pedestrian shopping areas and the evolution of e-commerce, the logistics sector faces new challenges. There is a need to test and implement new methods of pick-up and delivery of goods.

(Micro)-consolidation represents a solution to deliver goods in a more efficient and effective way. Lockers systems are examples of smart consolidation.

By Mobility Academy / Updated: 14 Sep 2017

wocomoco 2017

On 18, 19 and 20 October 2017, the Swiss Mobility Academy will be hosting it’s 5th World Collaborative Mobility Congress – "wocomoco" – in Berlin, Germany. Key players from all over the globe gather here to exchange their views and present their latest innovations in the thriving markets of car-, ride- and bike-sharing.

By Mario Gualdi / Updated: 04 Sep 2017

VeloCittà Second International Conference - the Platform for Cities & Bike Sharing

Virginia Raggi, the Mayor of Rome, invites you to attend the Second International Conference of VeloCittà, the Platform for Cities & Bike Sharing, which is taking place in the prestigious Protomoteca Hall on Rome's Capitol Hill.

Mayors from cities around Europe will share their experiences on bikes in their cities. The conference will also concentrate on the role that bike share systems can play in city policies and how these systems are evolving and increasingly becoming means for accelerating the growth of more liveable cities for all.

By Sean Carroll / Updated: 31 Aug 2017

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK encourages citizens to get out from behind the windscreen

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is a chance for citizens and policy makers to try out new forms of mobility, and to see the benefits of opting for more sustainable forms of transport. Citizens are invited to try alternatives to car use and see first-hand how cleaner mobility can benefit them in terms of health, finances, and quality of life, in addition to improving the environment.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 05 Sep 2017

How a transport plan in London is tackling public health issues (UK)

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In response to public health challenges facing the city, London introduced a Transport Action Plan in 2014.  Developed by a Public Health Consultant working in Transport for London (TfL), the city's transport authority, it outlines transport-related measures for improving the health of Londoners. The Plan sets out 10 action points related to TfL's 'business as usual' processes that, if undertaken, should help TfL respond to public health challenges. By making the links between transport and health explicit, the Plan makes a clear contribution to public health.

By vadym.denysenko / Updated: 23 Aug 2017

Veloforum 2017 Mykolaiv International Conference. Ukraine

AVK - KYIV CYCLISTS' ASSOCIATION is hosting the 9th Annual International Cycling Conference "VELOFORUM 2017" in Mykolaiv, Ukraine from 6 - 8 October .

This year's main topic is "Cycling as a catalyst of urban changes".

Other themes it will explore include:

By News Editor / Updated: 17 Aug 2017

Can a new public bike hire scheme conquer the hills of Lisbon?

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Lisbon is famous for its hills: seven of them lead down in the city centre. Some of its streets even offer funiculars to help people get up them. It therefore begs the question: could a bike sharing system ever take off there?

Portugal's capital is going to give it a try. 100 bikes were first made available for public hire in the Parque das Nações neighbourhood in June: two thirds of them were e-bikes. Beta testers can currently access them from 10 docking stations via an app.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Sep 2017

Utrecht opens the world's biggest bike parking garage (the Netherlands)

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As a university town and major traffic hub in the Netherlands, bike usage in Utrecht is incredibly high. Yet keeping the two-wheeled vehicles at its main station has become a problem.

An ocean full of bikes enveloping the square in front of the station has become a common sight. Finding bikes again after depositing has become a problem, whilst they are also regularly targeted by thieves. That is all set to change, however; the city has just opened the world's largest parking garage for bikes.

By rswa178 / Updated: 09 Aug 2017