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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 rswa178 / Updated: 20 Jul 2017

Major accessibility improvement works set out for London Underground (UK)

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Plans have been revealed for step-free access to be created at six Tube stations by 2020. They form part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's aim to improve accessibility across the UK's capital.

Work will begin this at Buckhurst Hill station, whilst next year will see the changes begin at South Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Amersham, Cockfosters, Mill Hill East and Osterley.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, commented that: ‘It's absolutely vital that we make our transport network accessible to all...by investing more in step-free access".

By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Jul 2017

Very 'appropriate': Tilburg trials method to help pedestrians with reduced mobility (the Netherlands)

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For pedestrians with reduced mobility, crossing at traffic lights is not always so easy. The lights can turn red before they have reached the other side, putting them in danger. The Dutch city of Tilburg decided to address this.

By News Editor / Updated: 03 Jul 2017

Electric tricycles coming to Munich (Germany)

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To improve mobility around the city centre, Munich's public transport provider (MVG) has announced the development of a new electric tricycle.

The vehicle is being created primarily with the transport of goods and people with reduced mobility in mind. With much of the city centre pedestrianised, navigating it can be difficult for people who have difficulty walking.

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By News Editor / Updated: 05 Apr 2017

CIVITAS Quotes

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

SAVE THE DATE!

  • 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)

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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)

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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

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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
ISBN-10:3841721451EAN:9783841721457

Language: PT from Brazil

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