CIVITAS RENAISSANCE aims to demonstrate how the legacy of the Renaissance can be preserved and developed through a renaissance of innovative and sustainable clean urban transport solutions. The project aims to test and develop a valuable, reliable and integrated package of mobility measures that will make historic cities cleaner and safer.
Known worldwide for their historic city centres, the CIVITAS RENAISSANCE cities are blessed with large numbers of visitors. Tourism itself is a key driver of the European economy accounting for 4 percent of the EU’s GDP. However, the demand on the transport system through seasonal tourism exacerbates the problem that the transport systems of historic cities typically face. They need to serve central urban areas that are characterised by a layout of narrow streets and where public, private and freight transport compete for space. Cities face the challenge to ensure economic vitality and employment, while maintaining a high-quality, safe and environmental-friendly public environment.