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
|Sustainable and safe accessible bike and pedestrian route design||Elba||DESTINATIONS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Reducing car dependency for port workers||Constanta||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Allocating road space for walking and cycling||Constanta||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Developing bike-sharing system||Klaipeda||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Promoting Soft Mobility||Trieste||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Connecting transport systems||Antwerp||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Event and commuter travel plans||Antwerp||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Raising awareness||Antwerp||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Integrating the collective transport network||Antwerp||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Encouraging cycling||Antwerp||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Optimizing SUMP||Antwerp||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Demonstration of SUMP strategies to strengthen the core to growth pole accessibility for economic and social cohesion||Constanta||PORTIS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Expansion of the public bike sharing system to include new bikes and e-bikes for rent||Limassol||DESTINATIONS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Awareness on the use of sustainable mobility for leisure trips||Limassol||DESTINATIONS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Bicycle challenge: competition between employees of companies||Limassol||DESTINATIONS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
|Improvement of PT routes, time tables, ticket procedure & bike transportation on buses to make the service more attractive||Limassol||DESTINATIONS||2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020|
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