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Besides public transport such as rail, metro, tram and bus networks, collective passenger transport also covers car-sharing, car-pooling and flexible mobility services such as train-taxi schemes and demand-responsive transport in areas of low demand.

Improvements to public transport services may address public transport vehicles and related infrastructure, as well as management techniques.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 29 May 2019

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2019 - Europe's top sustainable mobility prizes

The call has been launched for applications for this year's CIVITAS Awards. Towns and cities are invited to apply by 19 July 2019 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prize for clean urban transport.

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning towns and cities enjoy Europe-wide exposure of their work and become role models that inspire others to go for greener mobility.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 21 May 2019

Prague is exploring water trams

Prague City Hall is exploring the idea of introducing water trams to transport people up and down the Vtlava, the river running through the Czech capital.

The City Council approved calls for a study to show how the project could be implemented. The proposed water tram routes would become an integral part of Prague’s transport system and complement the current ferries that connect the two banks of the river.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 - calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors ends 31 May

The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are currently open for this year's CIVITAS Forum closing 31 May 2019. For more information about the event, including the draft programme and full details on travel and accommodation, visit the event page here.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 09 May 2019

Alcorcón’s City Council launches a pilot system of priority traffic lights for its buses

The City Council of Spanish Alcorcón, located in the Metropolitan area of Madrid, has announced the launch of a pilot project giving priority to traffic lights for buses, with the aim of speeding up public transport - increasing the frequency of services and reducing travel times. Initially, the scheme will be tested on the cities urban Line 2 and interurban lines 511, 513, 514, 520, as well as the night line N502.

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By Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Future of Transport - how do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

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: 22 Aug 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.

Due to high demand, the CIVITAS Forum has now reached full capacity. Apart from speakers and moderators, new registrants will join a waiting list. However, there are still ways to participate in the Forum from afar.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

Sweden to invest in night trains to continental Europe

The Swedish government has announced a 4.7 million euro investment in night-time rail connections to continental Europe.

Over the past few decades, night-time train services have been cut across Europe due to the harsh competition from budget airlines and high-speed trains, which have made overnight train rides unnecessary on most routes.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 12 Apr 2019
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 10 Apr 2019

Study explains how accessibility is managed in Spanish towns and cities

The study 'Universal accessibility in urbanised public spaces and buildings in Spain' analyses the current state of accessibility in several Spanish cities, providing a series of good practices that can serve as a reference for town councils to improve urban mobility.

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