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 Sofia Pechin / Updated: 04 Oct 2021
By lauraschubert / Updated: 24 Sep 2021

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021

The CIVITAS Forum is a bi-annual event hosted by the CIVITAS Initiative that celebrates, promotes and encourages sustainable cities and sustainable urban mobility advancement across Europe.

Hosted this year in Aachen, Germany, the conference will be guided by the central theme 'Smart routes towards climate-neutral cities'.

The CIVITAS Forum 2021 will take place on 20-21 October 2021. It is a hybrid conference, with participants joining on-site in Aachen (Germany) and online.

By Isobel Duxfield / Updated: 20 Sep 2021
By ermetem / Updated: 23 Sep 2021
By dana.agrotti / Updated: 05 Oct 2021

Integrating urban design and infrastructure to accommodate public transport

POLIS has launched a webinar series delving into the future of public transport. Across a series of exclusive events, they look towards the next generation of public transport, from automation to decarbonisation, shared mobility hubs to MaaS, infrastructure to inclusion, while identifying the key challenges and laying the tracks for shared solutions.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 06 Sep 2021
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 06 Sep 2021
By lauraschubert / Updated: 11 Aug 2021

CIVITAS Handshake project supports analysis of Denmark’s Cycle Superhighways

Spanning the Capital Region of Denmark are the 'Cycle Superhighways' – a network of bicycle commuter routes that cross municipal borders, totalling 176 km. By 2045, it is exepcted that these routes will reach 746 km.

The CIVITAS Handshake project is on a mission to make cities cycle-friendly, by supporting the transfer and uptake of cycling measures developed by three pioneering 'Cycling Capitals' - Copenhagen (Denmark), Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Munich (Germany) - to ten further European cities.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 11 Aug 2021
By dana.agrotti / Updated: 07 Sep 2021