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Car independent lifestyles

A lot of CIVITAS measures aim to get people out of their cars and onto public transport or their bike. Modern information technology, safe and secure infrastructure, bike rentals and city bike solutions are some of the initiatives cities implement to attract more people to travel by bike or walk.

Additionally, CIVITAS cities also seek ways to make more sustainable use of the car through car pooling and car sharing.

Car pooling involves sharing rides among two or more travellers in the same vehicle headed for the same destination. It can be facilitated by organised “matching” services.

Car sharing, on the other hand, involves sharing cars among a group of people that do not necessarily need a car on a daily basis. It is usually based on a membership arrangement with the vehicle parked nearby and can avert purchases of second cars.

Sharing vehicles has several benefits. For travellers, it saves money, for employers, it reduces the need for on-site parking, and then there are the obvious benefits that come with fewer cars on the road.

CiViTAS thematic video on: Less Car Dependent Lifestyle

Related Measures

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Collective Travel Aberdeen PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Walking and Cycling Aberdeen PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Attractive, safe and accessible public space at major attraction Las Palmas de Gran Canaria DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Green Credits Scheme Las Palmas de Gran Canaria DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Communication for the introduction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Las Palmas de Gran Canaria DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Hybrid buses in the urban bus fleet Las Palmas de Gran Canaria DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Active healthy and inclusive mobility for all: Enhancing and promoting systems and services for the physically impaired Rethymno DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Building a sharing mobility culture+ Sharing mobility campaign Rethymno DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Sustainable mobility agency for tourists/visitors Rethymno DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Green mobility card Rethymno DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Improve PT services for tourists on ELBA Elba DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
EV legislation revision and charging infrastructures in Elba Elba DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Increasing feeling of security among Elba sharing users and tracking for ELBA-sharing service users Elba DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Car/Scooter/Bike/Boat (CSBB) sharing Elba DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Shared ELBA Mobility Agency Elba DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Requalification of main taxi station area in Portoferraio Elba DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020

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