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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 18 May 2020

EMW larger municipalities finalist - Wrocław, Poland

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in Wrocław in 2019 was all about community, with big group discussions on everything from accessibility for the blind to how bikes will save the world. There was also plenty of entertainment; people found that with cars off the streets there was lots of room for chillout zones, food tasting, film screenings and book reading. Everyone was represented, from local non profits to the regional government and even the EU level.

By bnemeth / Updated: 18 May 2020
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 12 Dec 2019
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 27 Nov 2019

Warsaw announces mobility measures to improve air quality

Authorities in the city of Warsaw recently revealed a broad range of measures in a drive to improve the city's air quality. The measures were announced by the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, during the Warsaw Climate Conference last month.

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), in 2018, Warsaw ranked as one of the EU capitals with the highest air pollution levels. More than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU I n 2018 resulted from air pollution according to another recent EEA study. 

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 15 Nov 2019

Poland plans tax on congestion caused by superstores

Poland is planning to introduce a “congestion tax” on large superstores such as supermarkets, furniture shops, and other large-scale retail stores. With this tax, the Polish government wants to hold these superstores responsible for the increase in traffic volumes and congestion in their proximity. Jadwiga Emilewicz, the Polish Minister for entrepreneurship and technology, stated that “increased congestion results in higher costs to answer to insufficient transport infrastructure”. Using an algorithm, the shares of stores on increase congestion would be calculated and attributed.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 18 Oct 2019

The SUMP process of Gdańsk — tailor-made and participatory

The city of Gdańsk is the largest city in the north of Poland and together with Sopot and Gdynia, forms the tri-city on the Baltic Sea. Gdańsk’s 468,000 inhabitants have to travel long distances due to the city’s structure — it stretches along the coastline and is divided into a lower and upper terrace, which creates additional obstacles to travel for residents.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 21 Aug 2019

New video case study on Parking Management in Krakow available!

Take a look at the latest video case study of the Civitas Park4SUMP project highlighting the efforts of Krakow to turn its transport system from a car-oriented one towards sustainable urban mobility!

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 03 Sep 2019

Parking Space Management in Krakow

For years the Polish City of Krakow has been employing the principles behind Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning.

Parking Space Management plays an important role and is the backbone of a classic push&pull approach to one of the major issues faced within urban areas; how to avoid losing too much valuable urban space to parking for private cars, help prevent air pollution and congestion without hindering access to urban areas.

By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 22 Jul 2019
By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 22 Jul 2019

Mobility IoT 2019

With sustainability moving to the forefront of the business agenda, adaptation is required to overcome the vast challenges that the mobility industry faces.

Feasible and efficient solutions are required to keep up with rapidly changing demand.

The 6th EAI (European Alliance for Innovation) international conference on smart cities has integrated five of the most significant topics associated with mobility: