Walking and cycling

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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 Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 06 Jul 2020
By Kyrillos Spyrid... / Updated: 06 Jul 2020

Locals, incomers, home comers and visitors: changing mobility lifestyles within rural areas in Europe.

In the third and final webinar of the SMARTA series: Time to Act for Rural Mobility, the focus is on the social dimension of providing mobility in rural areas. Organisers look forward to welcoming participants to this exciting discussion on 15 July at 15:00 CEST.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 03 Jul 2020

Austria to invest up to €40 million in new bicycles infrastructure

Austria is investing up to €40 million in the expansion and improvement of and climate-friendly mobility management. The comprehensive funding package was announced by the Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Leonore Gewessler on the occasion of the International Day of Bicycles on June 3rd. The funding budget is almost ten times higher than in the previous year and signals a clear commitment to cycling as a means to secure a climate-friendly and crisis-proof mobility future.

By adham / Updated: 06 Jul 2020

Living "summer" streets in Aarhus

As a part of the “Summer Pedestrian Street Pilot Project”, two streets in Aarhus; “Graven” and “Vestergade” were converted into pedestrian streets from June 2019 to October 2019. The project’s objective was to enhance the liveable urban environment by creating living and green streets. This will contribute to the project's objective by making sustainable transport attractive and easy to adopt.

By adham / Updated: 24 Jun 2020
By adham / Updated: 24 Jun 2020
By bnemeth / Updated: 23 Jun 2020

From a ‘bicycle officer’ to 650km of cycling lanes: the story of Wrocław

This case study details why Wrocław was chosen as one of the finalists of the 8th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP Award), which focused on the theme of safe walking and cycling. Wrocław presented a holistic plan which shows a clear paradigm shift in the transport policy of the city. 
By Kyrillos Spyrid... / Updated: 17 Jun 2020

Time to Act for Rural Mobility – webinar series

Are you familiar with the challenges of sustainable mobility in rural areas?

Would you like to know more about rural mobility?

Are you interested in understanding what makes a rural mobility service successful?

If yes, don't miss the Time to Act for Rural Mobility webinar series, which will be taking place in June and July 2020, co-ordinated by the SMARTA project.

The first webinar of the series will feature;

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Jun 2020
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 15 Jun 2020