Safety and urban mobility

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As active travel becomes more popular in Europe, the way in which urban spaces are being used is changing. Safety and urban mobility includes the ways in which practitioners seek to ensure the safety of all road and public space users – incorporating all modes of urban travel. 

By diamantina / Updated: 17 Sep 2020

ICSD 2021 : 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 8 - 9 September Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Technology will organise the 9th ICSD 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.

The Conference theme: Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 10 Sep 2020

Paris pedestrianises school areas at the start of the new school year

As children in Paris return to school, the city of Paris has decided to introduce a pedestrian zone around 80 schools in the city. Depending on local circumstances, streets directly surrounding the schools are either completely closed to traffic or traffic is limited to 20km/h with additional restrictions in the hour prior to the start of schools in the morning and in the afternoon when schools end.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 07 Sep 2020

ROADPOL Safety Days 2020

ROADPOL Safety Days aims to reduce the number of road fatalities in Europe to zero for at least one day of the year by encouraging road users to rethink their behaviour on the road. Watch this video for more information.
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 07 Sep 2020
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Aug 2020

ROADPOL Safety Days: everyone can help make Europe's roads safer

ROADPOL Safety Days campaign (previously known as Project EDWARD) encourages EVERYONE to help increase road safety and reduce fatalities. The campaign slogan is "Stay alive and save lives" with road safety awareness-raising events and activities taking place from 16 - 22 September during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Aug 2020
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Aug 2020

The rise of micromobility

European urban areas are in the midst of a mobility revolution.

The way people move around cities heralds a change as Europe transitions towards alternatively fuelled, shared, integrated and autonomous transport systems. Out of these macro trends we see the widespread emergence of micromobility devices, such as e-bikes and e-scooters.

This case study explains what micromobility is, looks at the rise in popularity of these vehicles, and explores why they are polarising opinion in cities around the world.    

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 05 Aug 2020

Overview of policy relating to e-scooters in European countries

The increased use and availability of e-scooters (electric scooters) in cities brings opportunities for sustainable modes and challenges for those managing the public space. This Eltis case study explores the widespread amendments to national regulations with regard to e-scooters that have emerged in recent years.
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 22 Jul 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 17 Aug 2020

ROADPOL Safety Days

This year is the first edition of the new ROADPOL’s Safety Days (previously known as Project EDWARD), and the main event takes place on 16 September 2020 in Mainz, Germany during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. The purpose of the main event is to report on the activities of the 2020 campaign and once again call on all European people to actively support ROADPOL in the event week.