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SMILE at the CIVITAS Forum

Author: CIVITAS Support
Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 09:10
Malmö , SMILE

In September 2006, 23 representatives from Civitas SMILE attended the Civitas Forum in Burgos (Spain) to take part in discussions on the challenges of urban mobility and to hear about transport initiatives being implemented in cities in Europe and beyond.

CIVITAS SMILE cities took an active role in the Forum, with presentations in the workshops on measures being carried out in Norwich, Suceava and Malmö. Jeremy Wiggin from Norwich City Council gave a presentation on “Delivering on-street ticketing: challenges faced and lessons learnt”. Norwich is the first UK city to install state-of-the-art touch screen on-street ticket machines which issue tickets for multiple operators and are able to give change. The presentation covered the whole process of installing the touch-screen machines from the tendering process to encouraging the public to use them. Dan Dura gave a presentation on “New Public Transport system in Suceava” which showed the work carried out in Suceava, such as the introduction of real time Public transport information, timetable information in station and buses, variable message signs and the setting up of a mobility centre. Staffan Ivarsson from the City of Malmö gave a presentation on “Compressed Natural Gas city bus fleet in Malmö” which looked at the gas supply of the public transport buses. Indeed, in recognition of Malmö’s work on promoting clean fuels and other measures such as the low emission zone and mobility management, the city of Malmö was awarded CIVITAS city of the year. The CIVITAS SMILE project also had the opportunity to promote and show the progress of the project through their stand, complete with poster boards on the project and marketing products such as the brochure, newsletter and booklets on each measure work package.

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