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Planners, policy makers and transport providers need to ensure accessibility for passengers with specific needs such as people with disabilities or senior citizens. This may include measures to ensure the accessibility of public transport or specific services such as 'dial-a-ride' schemes.

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Apr 2017


The EU-funded CIVITAS Initiative has enabled the implementation of more than 600 sustainable mobility measures in more than 60 cities acrosse Europe between 2002 and 2016.

Each measure has been evaluated. Relevant facts and figures have been collected and analysed by the CIVITAS WIKI project. This has resulted in a set of so-called CIVITAS quotes. Each quote includes useful and factual information. Topics vary. Some examples:

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By News Editor / Updated: 26 Apr 2017

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017

This annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

The 15th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, and new innovative elements in the programme.

By News Editor / Updated: 08 Feb 2017

2017 Polis Conference


  • Call for exhibitors and sponsors opens in February
  • Call for speakers opens in March and closes in May
  • Registrations open in June
  • Polis Annual General Assembly (Polis members only): 5/12/2017
  • 2017 Polis Conference: 6-7/12/2017 
By News Editor / Updated: 17 Dec 2016

Madrid to invest in improving metro accessibility (Spain)


The city of Madrid’s metro operator, Metro de Madrid, is investing € 57 million to improve accessibility across its network.

Through 2017 and 2018, the organisation will install between 30 and 35 new elevators that will enter service between May and December 2018.

The company is continuing with the implementation of its Accessibility and Inclusion Plan 2016-2020, which aims to convert 73 per cent of the stations in the network into fully accessible stations for people with reduced mobility.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Val-de-Marne receives accessibility award for bus stops (France)


The department of Val-de-Marne has been recognised for its work in transforming thousands of bus stops to make them more accessible for people with reduced mobility to board and exit buses.

Val-de-Marne received the award from the Syndicat des transports d'Île-de-France (STIF), the transport authority that controls the Paris public transport network and coordinates the different transport companies operating in Île-de-France.

In 2004, Val-de-Marne, located southeast of the city of Paris, set an objective to improve the accessibility of 3,000 bus stops in the department.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Training on travel information design, signage and wayfinding

The aim of this training programme is to provide attendees with a full overview of what is at stake while building and maintaining a travel information strategy focused on the user needs and capabilities. 

The programme will introduce and illustrate a practical toolbox of methods needed to actually design and deliver efficient information systems all through the user journey, organized in five main categories: space related information, time related information, orientation, disruption and construction works, behaviours & rules.

By Maria Guilarte / Updated: 23 Sep 2016

A new book published about Mobility Management and Integrated Transport Policies from PhD Thesis in Brazil


Book´s name
¨Gerenciamento da Mobilidade e Política Integrada dos Transportes
Pesquisa de resultados com sucesso no mundo, contribuindo com uma metodologia proposta para o Brasil e América Latina¨

Printed by Novas Edições Acadêmicas (2016-08-08), Germany

Project Book: ISBN-13: 978-3-8417-2145-7

Language: PT from Brazil

Research vision and contribution for all transport and sustainable mobility community:

By Gabor Heves / Updated: 15 Sep 2016
By News Editor / Updated: 02 Sep 2016

European Mobility Week

The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign is the perfect opportunity to present sustainable mobility alternatives to citizens, to explain the challenges that cities and towns are facing in order to induce behavioural change and make progress towards creating a more sustainable transport strategy for Europe

By Martin Schiefelbusch / Updated: 09 Aug 2016

Seminar discusses role of 'flexible' public transport


Public transport comes in different forms and sizes, including demand-responsive (or 'flexible') services that have been part of the public transport systems for quite some time now. 

In most western societies, Demand-Responsive Transport (DRT) is mainly used in areas of low demand or for special needs while elsewhere it may be the backbone of public transport.