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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: 11 Jul 2019

From on-street to off-street parking - The Rotterdam approach

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Rotterdam's efforts to encourage people to use off-street parking is mainly achieved through pricing policies. The city is also reducing the number of on-street parking places allowing more public space to be used for people rather than parked cars. By 2020, 3,000 parking spaces should be removed from the inner city within the Park4SUMP project. Many of these spaces will be replaced with green spaces, walking areas, bike lanes and bicycle parking garages.

Watch the video and transfer this approach to your city.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 27 Jun 2019

Vienna to introduce smart traffic lights

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After several years of testing, Vienna will roll-out smart traffic lights from autumn 2019, when the first tranche of crossings will be equipped with a camera and the corresponding software. The new smart traffic lights will gradually replace approximately 200 existing push-button lights in Vienna. Using a small camera, smart traffic lights detect when a pedestrian is approaching and then observes pedestrians’ direction and behaviour to predict whether the person really wants to cross the road or is just walking past the traffic light.

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By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Policy & Project Manager

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Polis is looking for an experienced policy & project manager who will be employed on a full-time long-term contract. The policy and project manager will coordinate Polis’ policy and advocacy activities and will manage European-funded projects in the field of sustainable urban mobility and transport innovation. Apply until 17 June.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 03 Jun 2019

Scottish councils to have the option to introduce a workplace parking levy

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The Scottish government is about to introduce an amendment to the Scottish Transport Bill that will give local councils in the country the option of introducing a workplace parking levy. By doing this, it is taking up a pledge of the Scottish Greens and hopes to reduce congestion in Scottish municipalities. The respective amendments to the bill will be introduced before the summer.

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 03 Jun 2019

Eyes on Earth: the use of satellite data in urban mobility

The world we live in requires us to have our eyes open at all times – and focused on Earth – so that we can leave the best possible planet for the future generations.

For this reason, as part of its “Copernicus Earth Observation” programme, EASME and the European Commission have launched the Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow – a series of five events across the EU bringing space and Earth observation closer to EU citizens; and raising awareness of the skills and job opportunities in the geospatial industry.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

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

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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.

By suvi.hanninen / Updated: 10 May 2019

FinEst Smart Mobility - Smart Digital Solutions for Improved Traffic and Cross-border Mobility

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With over 8 million passengers and 300,000 trucks travelling between Helsinki West Harbour and Tallinn Old City Harbour every year, traffic flows leading through the centrally located ports generate substantial congestion, noise and other negative externalities.

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 Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 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.

This varied group of city representatives, practitioners, policymakers and academics will debate and analyse the most pressing mobility topics and witness the pioneering solutions bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 02 Apr 2019

Palma, finalist of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities

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This video features content about the Spanish city of Palma, a finalist in the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities.

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning.

The jury was impressed by Palma's decision to hold two Car-Free Days to highlight the urban space that could be gained without vehicles.