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Walking and cycling are the cleanest and most efficient forms of transport, particularly suited for short to moderate distances. Both provide numerous benefits. They improve health, do not produce air or noise pollution and help to reduce congestion.

Introducing cycling infrastructure (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking and hire schemes) are ways in which cities can promote cycling, while creating pedestrian-friendly spaces can promote commuting, shopping and recreation.

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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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Bikes beat traffic

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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 rswa178 / Updated: 16 May 2019

CIVITAS Study Visit - Tel Aviv (Israel)

CIVITAS is organising a study site visit in the city of Tel Aviv (Israel) from 16-18 September.

Tel Aviv is currently seeking to transform its mobility habits, transitioning from cars as the main form of travel sustainable modes, such as public transport and bicycles. Within this process, the city has faced many challenges and had to devise solutions at a rapid rate.

By Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Cycle Education - get on yer bikes!

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Future of Transport - how do we deal with it?

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Cycling education will soon be taught to pupils in Portuguese schools

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Smart City for the Citizens 2019

This year, the Smart City for the Citizens conference will focus on data and AI as game changers for cities today and in the future. 

Key topics will include:

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  • Last mile mobility
  • Using AI to analyse and classify the traffic flow of cities
  • Connected infrastructure: essential for the adoption of autonomous vehicles

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CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019

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