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. 

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 06 Jan 2021
By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 26 Nov 2020
By sini.lamoureux / Updated: 24 Nov 2020
By Conall Martin / Updated: 08 Dec 2020
By Anna Solderer / Updated: 29 Oct 2020

St. John's Temporary School Street Opening (Southampton, UK)

St. Johns Temporary School Street Opening in Southampton was implemented with the aim of making a school street more child-friendly.

The street was first opened to pedestrians temporarily using portable bollards to restrict traffic for 45-minutes during school drop off and pick up times. However, coffin bollards that are lowered and raised every school day have since been permanently installed following successful implementation and a positive evaluation. 

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 26 Oct 2020
By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 12 Oct 2020

LOW-CARB’s pilots and innovations for low-carbon mobility in cities

In this webinar, the Interreg LOW-CARB Project will showcase the implementation of its innovative pilots that advance low-carbon mobility and sustainable mobility planning in Central Europe. The unique contexts of Central European regions give it the potential to leapfrog its way into the greener sustainable futures and can lead the rest of Europe by setting a good example. This webinar presents five of LOW-CARB’s pilots in Leipzig (DE), Skawina & Kraków (PL), Koprivnica (HR), and Szeged (HU). They are:

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 14 Oct 2020

Geofencing: a new tool to make urban transport safer and more sustainable?

Geofencing applications are starting to appear on city streets, with the electric mode of hybrid vehicles being turned on in specific city areas or for enforcing speed limits (e.g. in the vicinity of schools and city centres). Sweden, and particularly the city of Gothenburg, are leading the way in this area by testing geofencing in a bid to make urban transport safer and more sustainable. The first available results are encouraging, highlighting geofencing’s potential to enable safer and more environmentally friendly urban mobility.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Oct 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 02 Oct 2020