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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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Pedestrian friendly public space outside the city centre Madrid ECCENTRIC 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Open platform for multimodal mobility information and services Madrid ECCENTRIC 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Policy for re-routing cyclists during construction work Stockholm ECCENTRIC, TRENDSETTER 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Policy for re-routing cyclists during construction work Stockholm ECCENTRIC, TRENDSETTER 2002-2006 - CIVITAS I
Offering test-fleet of e-bikes and-cargo bikes Stockholm ECCENTRIC, TRENDSETTER 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Offering test-fleet of e-bikes and-cargo bikes Stockholm ECCENTRIC, TRENDSETTER 2002-2006 - CIVITAS I
Mobility Information and Service Center Stuttgart Stuttgart 2MOVE2, CARAVEL 2012-2016 - CIVITAS PLUS II
Mobility Information and Service Center Stuttgart Stuttgart 2MOVE2, CARAVEL 2005-2009 - CIVITAS II
Implementation of a strategic campaign for electro-mobility Stuttgart 2MOVE2, CARAVEL 2012-2016 - CIVITAS PLUS II
Implementation of a strategic campaign for electro-mobility Stuttgart 2MOVE2, CARAVEL 2005-2009 - CIVITAS II
Extension of bicycle transport service via cycle buses Brno 2MOVE2, ELAN 2012-2016 - CIVITAS PLUS II
Extension of bicycle transport service via cycle buses Brno 2MOVE2, ELAN 2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS
Deployment of a new car-sharing fleet including electric and hybrid vehicles La Rochelle SUCCESS 2005-2009 - CIVITAS II
Car-sharing scheme improvements Brighton and Hove ARCHIMEDES 2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS
City bike scheme Donostia - San Sebastián ARCHIMEDES 2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS
IBILEK car and charging station Car sharing scheme Donostia - San Sebastián ARCHIMEDES 2008-2012 - CIVITAS PLUS

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