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 Kerstin Oschabnig / Updated: 19 Jan 2018

New analysis tool visualises bicycle traffic data for urban planning

The aim of the new Bike Citizens GPS data analysis tool is not only to find out how many people are cycling in towns and cities, but also to identify gaps in the cycle network and to optimise bike-friendly routes in cities. It provides an insight into bicycle traffic behaviour and allows for the assessment of the potential effects of future projects.

By Jan-Willem Van ... / Updated: 20 Oct 2017

Antwerp's Marketplace for Mobility: partnering with private mobility service providers (Belgium)

Antwerp is a vital node in the European road network. To improve accessibility and create the right infrastructure for safe transport, several major construction projects have started in the Antwerp region over the last year. In the short term, this has led to a challenging mobility situation and traffic disruption in certain areas.

To tackle these, the city of Antwerp established "Smart Ways to Antwerp" (SWtA), which informs those travelling in and around Antwerp about road works and encourages them to take alternative modes of transport.

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Oct 2017

Gent's Traffic Circulation Plan (Belgium)

Gent is a vivid, vibrant, and growing city. This has plenty of advantages, but also brings with it some challenges, as the pressure of motorised traffic on the city keeps on growing. To ensure Ghent’s accessibility and livability in the future, the city council decided to implement a new Circulation Plan in April 2017.

By News Editor / Updated: 10 Oct 2017


Streetmix is an open-source, interactive tool which can be used to design streets and street networks.

It visualises the street design process and can be used by urban planners to design sustainable urban environments.

It also allows the public to become involved in the street design process, making it an effective means of public stakeholder engagement.

Users can share the street networks they create with others on social media.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Oct 2017

Using traffic cameras to cut Rotterdam's congestion (The Netherlands)

Traffic cameras are an established feature of road infrastructure, and have been broadcasting live to the monitoring centres of transport authorities for a while. Normally that video is reserved for the eyes of operators.

In Rotterdam, however, a new website has been launched that allows members of the public to see the live footage from 24 cameras located in 19 different locations around the city. The new cameras are complementary to the existing traffic information network.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Oct 2017

Negotiable parking rights tested in virtual experiment (the Netherlands)

A trial beginning this month in Amsterdam will test negotiable parking rights: the price of a parking space will come to depend on the 'market'.

Conducted by the Vrije University of Amsterdam (VU), 500 motorists from Rotterdam are set to take part. A so-called "lab-in-the-field" experiment, the trading behaviour of participants will be tested in a virtual environment.

Each participant receives a stipulated parking budget and a number of parking permits which they then use to decide how the parking spaces are allocated.

By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 18 Jan 2018
By DuivenbodeL / Updated: 12 Sep 2017

New European Commission service offers support to sustainable urban mobility projects

Are you a European public organisation (city, region) or a company who is planning to invest in sustainable urban mobility? Then a new service from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport could provide you with the support you need.

On behalf of the the European Commission, the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy and The Extremely Useful Company will help you to:

By News Editor / Updated: 20 Aug 2017

Vilnius launches an intelligent parking management system (Lithuania)

A new parking management project is being piloted in the centre of Vilnius. In Lithuania’s capital, sensors are being installed that will be linked to an initial 130 parking places. When combined with the appropriate software, the sensors track and relay how many parking spaces are available.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Sep 2017

Circulation plan in Leuven leads to more bikes and fewer cars (Belgium)

In 2016, Leuven introduced a new traffic circulation plan to ensure that the city remained accessible and liveable. Traffic loops were introduced to lead car traffic from the ring road to the centre and back.

Data collected this year has shown that it is having the desired impact. Levels of car traffic within the inner city have dropped, whilst the amount of bikes has increased.