Supporting Cycling and Walking in Cities

By StephanRenner / Updated: 13 Oct 2015
Wednesday 14 October 2015, 13:00 to 18:00
Brussels, Belgium
Language: English
Past event

Transport is the one sector where a reduction in energy consumption has an immediate and direct impact on the quality of life, particularly in urban areas. A well-managed city is one that limits its individual motorised vehicles and facilitates integration in public spaces. Tailored policies and measures are needed to increase the modal share of non-motorised active forms of travel.

The event will start with a key note by Philippe Crist from the OECD International Transport Forum and will then showcase examples of successful policies and measures at the European and regional levels that maximize mobility options and release funds for smart urban road design, while reducing congestion, noise and air pollution.

Other speakers include:

  • Mr Pascal Smet | Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region for Mobility and Public Works
  • Mr Metodi Abramov | Head of international projects, Sofia Municipality, Transport Department
  • Ms Petra Jens | Representative for pedestrians' matters, Mobility Agency of the City of Vienna

​The event is followed by an exhibition of ongoing mobility projects, supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) and Horizon 2020.