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.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 13 Jan 2021
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 23 Dec 2020

Brussels' decision on introduction "smart city toll" met with protest in Flanders and Wallonia

At the start of December the Brussels-Capital Region reached an internal agreement on the introduction of a ‘City Toll’ or ‘Intelligent Kilometre Charge’. The road charging project, called SmartMove, is to be introduced in 2022 and aims to reduce the number of individual journeys by car by 25% by 2030. The Capital Region hopes the measure will reduce congestion on the many city avenues and tunnels, and to improve air quality.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 08 Dec 2020

The redesign of the Jahnplatz square in Bielefeld: using a pilot phase to demonstrate the viability of changes to an urban traffic node

As with many cities in Europe, Bielefeld in Germany has high daily volumes of traffic. Its current mobility strategy aims to reduce the share of motorised individual trips (such as by cars, motorcycles, mopeds) from 51% to 25% by 2030. One of the traffic hotspots in Bielefeld is the Jahnplatz square located at the northern edge of the historical city centre. It connects the centre to the main commercial areas that continue north in the direction of the main railway station.

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By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 26 Nov 2020
By Patrick Troy / Updated: 09 Nov 2020
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 05 Nov 2020

Webinar: Behaviour change for sustainable mobility

On 1 December, Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) and the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform are coming together to host a joint webinar offering insights in how to get people to break their habits and shift away from private vehicles towards clean and cleaner and more active modes.

From 14:00 to 16:00 CET participants can learn more and ask your questions about behaviour change for sustainable mobility.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 29 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 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: 15 Sep 2020

Free public transport in Montpellier

The residents of the metropolis of Montpellier have been able to travel free of charge every weekend on board buses and trams throughout the metropolitan area since 5 September 2020. The offer applies the residents only. All who live in one of the 31 municipalities of the Montpellier metropolis can apply for the free weekend pass, which is available from the public transport mobile application (M'Ticket TaM) and on the public transport card (TaM card).

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