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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.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 06 Dec 2019

Study carried out by Omio ranks inner-city mobility in main European cities

A study carried out by Omio, a travel platform and app that allows users to book long-distance travel by train, bus or plane throughout the continent, has analysed the transport options chosen by users in Europe. The analysis was carried out at the main European destinations. Influencing factors include the distribution and prices of public transport tickets, such as tramways, buses, trains and the availability and prices of shared transport means, such as taxis, bicycles, e-scooters, and motorcycles.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 04 Dec 2019

Development of gamification elements for higher attractiveness of cycling infrastructure

Based on research which analysed the user group segmentation of cyclists, the project INSPIRe aims to develop and test gamification approaches to increase user motivation for cycling. The specific aim is to overcome possible “motivation killers” like hills or stop-and-go traffic situations.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 25 Nov 2019

Rivas Vaciamadrid: using a SUMP to enhance environmental and social wellbeing

In 2010, Rivas Vaciamadrid implemented its first SUMP and three years later, Rivas Vaciamadrid received the SUMP Award, recognising the city’s ambitious goals to enhance sustainability mobility. Rivas Vaciamadrid’s SUMP covers five key thematic areas: pedestrians; bicycles; public transport; private vehicles (and parking) and stakeholder involvement.
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 25 Nov 2019

Dublin: Hike It, Bike It, Like It

'Hike It, Bike It, Like It' is a local scheme in Ireland which engages with the local community to encourage school children, and residents more generally, to adopt active travel as an alternative to motorised transport.
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 15 Nov 2019

The Emilia Romagna regions is investing in cycling mobility

In the Italian Emilia-Romagna region, cycling mobility is becoming increasingly popular. The Councillor for Transport within the Region, Mr Raffaele Donini, recently revealed that one in ten people across the region regularly use their bicycles for home-to-work or home-to-study related journeys while speaking at a press conference on new financing for the construction of cycle paths. 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 20 Nov 2019

URBIS Smart City Fair

URBIS Smart City Fair brings a smart combination of a trade fair and an exclusive conference programme, where leaders in the field of Smart Cities will be introduced. Over the course of two days, dozens of representatives of Central European cities and municipalities and leaders in innovations will meet with one goal – to share experience, ideas and examples of specific solutions on how to correctly develop a Smart City concept in cities, so that all citizens could live better in them.

The URBIS Smart City Fair is ideal for:

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 06 Nov 2019

Graz will benefit from €100 million of investment in cycling

Towards the end of October, the City of Graz and the Province of Styria (in which the Austrian city is located) presented their 10-year plan for cycling development. Jointly, the two authorities will invest €100 million on a range of measures to improve conditions for cyclists in the greater Graz area. 

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 24 Oct 2019
By TASN / Updated: 17 Oct 2019

Why is the difference in cycling between Copenhagen and Stockholm so substantial?

Why is there such a remarkable difference in the cycling levels between the two Scandinavian capital cities of Copenhagen and Stockholm? The two cities are generally considered to be culturally close but show clear differences with respect to cycling policies and infrastructure.

By rswa178 / Updated: 10 Oct 2019

Europe's sustainable transport trailblazers revealed at CIVITAS Awards 2019

On 3 October at the CIVITAS Forum in Graz, the cities of Antwerp (Belgium), Bremen (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) and Vinnytsia (Ukraine) walked away with Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, green mobility.

These cities were the deserving recipients of this year's CIVITAS Awards. The awards were given for the most ambitious initiative, exemplary citizen engagement, creating a high-impact legacy through CIVITAS involvement, and transforming a city into a more liveable environment.