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 SSPCR / Updated: 31 Jul 2019
By SSPCR / Updated: 24 Jul 2019
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 17 Jul 2019

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

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.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 11 Jul 2019

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

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.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 27 Jun 2019

Vienna to introduce smart traffic lights

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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By suvi.hanninen / Updated: 10 May 2019