From 30 September and 2 October, the first Urban Mobility Days brought together some 1,400 policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, urban planners and urban mobility practitioners.
They came together to focus on solutions to make mobility in cities and towns more sustainable and work towards making zero-emission mobility a reality for all.
Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport, Coordinator for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility for the European Commission summarised some of the key messages to come from the conference. He cited a "clear demand in cities for cleaner air, safer, less congested streets and to tackle CO2". He also advocates for more pedestrian zones and segregated bike lanes to be implemented to enable people to walk and all cycle all year, as well as lower speed limits and equitable sharing of city space.
Visit the Eltis Mobility Portal YouTube channel or follow the links below to access sustainable urban mobility success stories from the CIVITAS Living Labs projects - and other examples of pioneering excellence from Europe and further afield.
Recordings from each of the over 40 sessions held at the event are available.
Presentations from UMD 2020
Presentations from the full conference programme are available to download here.
Author: Richard Adams