This CIVITAS MODERN Study Tour was hosted by the city of Craiova on the 7th and 8th of May 2012...
Local traffic levels can be reduced by implementing demand management strategies based upon economic incentives, regulatory measures including zoning and spatial planning and tele-services.
In the field of demand management strategies, CIVITAS cities worked on access management; road pricing; parking strategies; and walking and cycling enhancements.This highlight offers insights on the last subcategory.
Conditions for walking and cycling can be enhanced by incorporating equitable accessto living spaces into the design of urban areas, for instance through pedestrian zones or shared space concepts.
Cycling infrastructure can be upgraded through new cycle routes and improved networks with cycling tunnels, bridges or dedicated lanes. Cycling strategies should also cater for bicycle parking with bicycle racks, secure bike-and-ride facilities and covered storage space. Bike lifts in hilly areas, repair shops and showers can make cycling much more attractive to citizens.CIVITAS fosters experimentation in demand management measures with a viewto spreading lessons learned among cities.
The CIVITAS Initiative has realised 27 innovative measures for better walking and cycling facilities in 20 different cities from 2002 to 2012. Read the CIVITAS highlight on access management to learn about the most successful and eye-catching among these to inspire other EU cities.
|Superblocks concept for access restrictions||Vitoria - Gasteiz||MODERN||2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS|
|New public transport network||Vitoria - Gasteiz||MODERN||2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS|
|Superblocks model||Vitoria - Gasteiz||MODERN||2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS|
|The set up of a traffic monitoring control centre||Perugia||RENAISSANCE||2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS|
|Reducing the access of private vehicles in the Limited Traffic Zone||Perugia||RENAISSANCE||2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS|
|Pedestrian area access restrictions||Ghent||ELAN||2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS|
|Introducing dedicated bus lanes||La Rochelle||SUCCESS||2005-2009 - CIVITAS II|
|Implementing environmental zones||Odense||MOBILIS||2005-2009 - CIVITAS II|
|Introducing time-controlled access restrictions||Norwich||SMILE||2005-2009 - CIVITAS II|
|Priority access for clean goods vehicles||Norwich||SMILE||2005-2009 - CIVITAS II|
|Developing an integrated access control strategy||Kraków||CARAVEL||2005-2009 - CIVITAS II|
|Multi use lanes and night-time delivery||Barcelona||MIRACLES||2002-2006 - CIVITAS I|
|Extending environmental zones for heavy goods vehicles||Malmö||SMILE||2005-2009 - CIVITAS II|
|Introducing strolling zones||Graz||TRENDSETTER||2002-2006 - CIVITAS I|
|Access controls for tourist coaches||La Rochelle||SUCCESS||2005-2009 - CIVITAS II|
|Extension of access control zones||La Rochelle||SUCCESS||2005-2009 - CIVITAS II|