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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 Thomas Krag / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

Study Trip about Cycling in Denmark

Learn more on planning and promotion of cycling in Denmark.

Denmark and especially Copenhagen is known for it's many cyclists and iconic infrastructure for cyclists. During the study trip's two-day programme you will learn a lot about planning and promotion of cycling in Denmark. Not only will you hear several interesting and inspiring lectures, you will also experience cycling yourself in Copenhagen and surroundings, including trips on bicycle super highways (supercykelstier) and trips where cycling is combined with public transport.

By Go Mobility 2018 / Updated: 08 Jan 2020

Go Mobility 2020

Go Mobility is the new mobility exhibition of southern Europe, fostered by the Regional Council of Gipuzkoa and the Basque Government.

The event is integrated with the strategy for the development of electromobility that the institutions are fostering, spearheaded by MUBIL – Gipuzkoa Electromobility Center.

Who are the exhibitors? 

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 19 Dec 2019
By rswa178 / Updated: 17 Dec 2019

Join a CIVITAS study visits on sustainable mobility in 2020!

Mobility practitioners in towns and cities are invited to join a series of sustainable mobility study visits organised by the CIVITAS Initiative in 2020.

These will take place in Madrid (Spain), Szeged (Hungary), Vinnytsia (Ukraine), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Utrecht (the Netherlands). As hosts of sustainable urban mobility study visits in 2020, these cities are offering participants the chance to discover their latest mobility innovations and the projects they are implementing to create clean, green and liveable urban environments.

By rswa178 / Updated: 17 Dec 2019

New SUMPs-Up fact sheets reveal SUMP good practices

A series of fact sheets chronicling good practice examples of measures, instruments and planning procedures related to Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are now available to read.

The fact sheets give details of projects that have taken place in the seven partner cities of the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project. Partner cities are Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Sofia (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece) and Turin (Italy).

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 12 Dec 2019

City Street 4

City Street 4 is a platform for the international and interdisciplinary discussion on adaptive approaches towards evolving city streets. Various disciplines are invited to engage and to reflect upon problems related to social integration and exclusion, road accidents and casualties, urban traffic congestion, public health, climate change, and more. This conference welcomes students, researchers and professionals in the urban road planning sector. 

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 Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 12 Dec 2019
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: 09 Jan 2020

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.