Traffic and demand management

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Traffic and demand management refers to measures such as parking management, reallocating urban space in favour of sustainable modes of transport (including shared space), access controls, road pricing, and traffic signal control strategies.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 25 Sep 2023
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 19 Sep 2023

Avinguda del Vallès, Barcelona – humanising the N-150 road as a metropolitan avenue

The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona approved its Metropolitan Urban Master Plan (PDUM) in March 2023. One it its main aims is to improve the existing road network to ensure more efficient and human-scaled connections, as well as to distribute the available road space to better reflect the diverse needs of users. The objective is to define the metropolis by an urban and social structure where active mobility and public transport have priority instead of the current model of highways and roads planned in the 1970s.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 05 Sep 2023
By Anna Westervelt / Updated: 27 Sep 2023
By Anna Westervelt / Updated: 24 Aug 2023

CIVITAS FastTrack - Traffic and Demand Management FactSheet

Too often our cities and towns are built to be most conveniently navigable by private car, leading to traffic congestion and a number of knock-on negative impacts on air quality and wellbeing. In order to secure more sustainable mobility systems, we must manage traffic in such a way that leaves space for other modes of transport as well.

By Anna Westervelt / Updated: 24 Aug 2023
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 03 Jul 2023
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 19 Jun 2023

Winchester to end free overnight parking in its central car parks

Winchester City Council is to start charging for overnight off-street parking in the city centre. In addition, the authorities in the English city plan to work with the regional authority to align on-street parking conditions in the city with its new off-street parking policy.
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 29 May 2023
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 23 May 2023