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Urban Mobility Days Conference to be held as a digital event

(Source: POLIS network website) In light of the ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Days Conference in 2020 will be held as a fully digital event. POLIS will be coordinating the conference through its involvement in Eltis. Previously intended to take place as a three-day conference in Brussels from 29 September to 1 October, the event’s new online format will enable participants to join debates and exchange expertise on the most important urban mobility topics safely from their own desks. Further details on the digital event programme, plus registration will follow very soon on the dedicated Urban Mobility Days event page.  The theme of the event is “zero-emission mobility for all“ and will combine two leading events from Europe’s transport calendar: the CIVITAS Forum Conference and the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). The conference will also go beyond transport by connecting zero-emission mobility initiatives with broader […]

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020 – Registration now open!

(Source: POLIS network website) Towns and cities across Europe and further afield can now register their participation in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020. The annual campaign, which takes place from 16-22 September each year, is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and seeks to improve quality of life through promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. This year’s campaign puts the spotlight on ‘zero emission mobility for all’. For more information about this year’s theme, the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK team has provided a series of Thematic Guidelines. To respond to the uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, registration by towns and cities this year has maximum flexibility to cover events and measures as usual, or online alternatives and all innovative COVID-19 transport solutions, with no obligation to select any of the three options – holding a week of activities focused on sustainable mobility, implementing one or more permanent transport measures, or holding a […]

Brussels among winners of European sustainable mobility awards

(Source: Eurocities News) The Brussels Capital Region’s sustainable urban mobility planning includes ambitions to have zero road deaths by 2030, reducing the speed limit to 30kph by 2021 and increasing the number of pedestrianised zones. Recently, as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brussels, along with many other major European cities, has made space for pedestrians and cyclists a top priority in order to allow people to move around the city, while maintain physical distancing requirements. Within the inner ring road of the city speed limit for vehicles has temporarily been set to 20kph and new temporary lanes have been allocated for pedestrians and cyclists. Another innovation that the jury of the sustainable mobility awards was impressed with was the city’s use of the ‘superblocks’ – most famously modelled by the city of Barcelona. As the 8th winner of the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, Brussels faced […]

Cities for Mobility Congress postponed to 2021

We regret to inform that the 10th International Cities for Mobility Congress has been cancelled, due the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak. We trust you are staying safe and at home. For those of you who can, we invite you to go outside and have a daily walk, and to observe your city from a different perspective. It is a chance to ask ourselves, which kind of city we want to live in. Despite the disruption, the entire team is still working hard to prepare the next event. We are staying optimistic that our 10th international congress will go ahead soon, one way or another, so please stay in touch. We will inform you once we know the dates and topics of the next congress. We hope to see you soon in Stuttgart.All the best and please take care, Your coordination team, Wolfgang Forderer, Patrick Daude, Nicolas Leyva

First Car-free Day in Stuttgart on September 22, 2019

The City of Stuttgart organized the First Car-free Day in cooperation with the municipal event agency in.Stuttgart on September 22, 2019 in the city centre. The numerous activities – from a cargo bike roadshow, a bike safety parcour for kids to pedestrian events and dance perfomances – took place along the main artery Theodor-Heus-Strasse which was closed on the same day for car traffic. The main objective was to show that public space must be recovered for pedestrians, cyclists and other sustainable mobility actions in order to create a more liveable environment on our streets and neighborhoods. More information about the event can be found under https://www.stuttgart.de/theo-autofrei.

E-Mobility Action Day 2019 in Stuttgart

The City of Stuttgart organizes in cooperation with the Economic Promotion Department of the Stuttgart Region the Third E-Mobility Action Day (AtEm) on September 22, 2019 in the city centre on the Marktplatz and Karslplatz squares. The event which was organized for the first time in 2017 in the framework of the International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS30), is addressed to the broad public offering a large programme for parents and their kids as well as useful information on electric vehicles (two- and four wheelers, cargo bikes, etc.).

European Cycling Summit 2018

Register now: European Cycling Summit 2018 is taking place in Salzburg from 24th to 26th of September 2018

We want to invite you to this year’s European Cycling Summit, taking place from September 24th to 26th in Salzburg. This year’s event is being held under the motto “Cycling culture moves” and will spotlight cyclists into the very centre of interest.

World Parking Symposium – June 2018 in Berlin

From June 24th to 27th, 2018 the World Parking Symposium XI will take place in Berlin. The World Parking Symposium is organized every two years by the Canadian Parking Foundation and offers to experts from all over the world a unique forum to discuss the topical issues in the world of parking.

Vienna signposts shortcuts for pedestrians

The streets of Vienna have a unique feature known as, “Durchhäuser” (which translates to “through-houses”) that are traditional, pedestrian-friendly shortcuts through the city. These through-houses offer pedestrians public passage through the building, itself.

Videos from ’Imagine the Urban Future’ conference in Brussels

How will the future of cities look like? In January, city representatives and experts gathered to discuss how to build smarter cities that work for all their residents at the ‘Imagine the Urban Future’ conference co-organised by the Green Digital Charter (GDC) and the EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum (KSF)

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