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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 News Editor / Updated: 22 Mar 2017

Workshop: Green transport in Greater Copenhagen

Copenhagen Electric, E.ON Denmark, State of Green and Copenhagen Capacity are organising a workshop on 24 April 2017 to focus on building the market place for smart electro-mobility and roll-out action.

The program will focus on four thematic tracks

By News Editor / Updated: 20 Mar 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: 14 Mar 2017

Flanders to invest over €1 bn on public transport & cycling (Belgium)

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The Flemish government will invest more than € 1.1 billion in public transport (€ 816 million) and the extension of the cycling network (€ 300 million), the Flemish Minister of Public Works said last month.

By the end of the legislature, the Flemish government wants to invest a total of € 5.8 billion in mobility projects, including € 3.4 billion in alternatives to road transport. 

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Mar 2017

Santander to boost size of bicycle network (Spain)

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The city of Santander on the north coast of Spain is to expand its cycling infrastructure to make cycling a more viable sustainable transport option for residents.

The plans, announced by the mayor and councillor for sustainable mobility, will see a four-fold increase in the current network of bicycle lanes.

Additional facilities include covered and safe bicycle parking places in strategic locations of the city and small car parks.

These will be closed structures with video surveillance that are accessible only by a smart card.

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By News Editor / Updated: 06 Mar 2017

Workshop: City Logistics Experience Exchange

This workshop aims to bring together representatives from businesses, local governments and research to exchange operational knowledge on citylogistics in Europe. 

The workshop is organised by Eco2city in cooperation with Stadsleveransen Gothenburg. It will take place in Trafikkontoret (Urban Transport Administration), Köpmansgatan 20, Gothenburg (Sweden). THe organisers also invite participants to a dinner the evening before.

For more information, see the agenda below.

By News Editor / Updated: 28 Feb 2017
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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