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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 rswa178 / Updated: 02 Apr 2020

SUMP Good Practice Fact Sheets

A series of fact sheets chronicle the good practice examples of SUMP measures, instruments and planning procedures in the seven partner cities of CIVITAS SUMPs-Up.

They cover activities that have taken place in Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Sofia (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece) and Turin (Italy) since SUMPs-Up began in September 2016.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities (ICoTSC 2020)

ICoTSC 2020 is an open forum where advances in the field of transport and smart Cities can be shared and examined. Researchers, engineers, scientists and industry professionals are welcomed to join this conference. which acts as a platform for keeping up with advances in this ever-changing field.

Over this three day event, a wide range of research topics will be discussed including both theoretical and systems research. Topics include, and more:

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 11 Dec 2019

Dublin trials smart radar detectors to give cyclists longer at junctions

In the past few years, the number of cyclists in the Irish capital Dublin has been increasing steadily. Dublin City Council has been trialling the use of smart radar detectors to better count the number of cyclists in the city and to help cyclists travel more safely through the city. The initiative contributes to Dublin City Council’s objective of optimising traffic signals for all modes of transport.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 04 Jun 2020

ITS European Congress 2020

Please note that this event orignially scheduled to take place on 18-20 May 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. Please visit the event website for the most up-to-date information.

The ITS European Congress, the largest event entirely dedicated to smart mobility and digitalisation of transport, is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 24 Oct 2019

Copenhagen to increase parking costs up to 100 times for reducing cars in the city

In spring 2020, the Danish Capital is going to increase the prices for resident parking. The current scheme bases pricing on the emissions of vehicles following the logic that fewer emissions equal lower prices. Owners of most economic diesel and petrol cars were obliged to pay only 10 kroner for an annual parking ticket. This price is to increase to 1,000 kroner increasing 100 times. Vehicles with still low emission ratings see a doubling of the price levels from 2,000 to 4,000 kroner. Even electric and hydrogen cars will have to pay 200 kroner with the reform of the pricing policy.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 23 Oct 2019
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Nov 2019

Offering sustainable mobility services to cruise ship passengers in Italy - Offrire servizi di mobilità sostenibile per i passeggeri delle navi da crociera in Italia

When a cruise ship docks at a port city, thousands of passengers and crew members disembark to tour the local area. In terms of mobility planning, the number of visitors may be minimal in comparison to the number of residents, but the concentration of visitors in such a short space of time and space is often a challenge.

The recorded webinar below (in Italian) will show you what the Italian cities of LOCATIONS (Trieste, Ravenna e Livorno) are planning in order to manage this issue properly.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 14 Oct 2019

Study suggests significant benefits from Barcelona's superblocks

A recent study by the health institute BCNecologia, based in Barcelona, suggests that there are potentially significant benefits to be delivered from Barcelona’s ambitious plans for applying the superblock model. The model effectively takes urban space away from the car and gives it to people, enabling an increase in walking and also providing more space to socialise. The superblocks also have better cycling and public transport links, to replace car journeys.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 07 Oct 2019
By Youris.com / Updated: 23 Sep 2019

“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Share Results in Brussels at EU Regions Week 2019

On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban, and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at the European Week of Regions and Cit

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