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Collective Passenger Transport

Quality and efficiency of public transport and better integration with other modes.

This thematic group focuses on clean and energy-efficient public transport fleets, ticketing systems, service integration and intermodality, accessibility for people with reduced mobility, innovative public transport systems, management schemes and schemes for financing investments in collective transport modes.

CIVITAS cities are working on innovative ways to maximise the potential for local public transport systems through an accessible and fair service that is a fast and convenient alternative to the private car.

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For more information about collective passenger transport contact Yannick Bousse, and to join the group, click on the banner on the right-hand side on this page. Take a look at the cities, which are already members of this thematic group, and view resources relevant to members below.

Submitted by Fred DOTTER on 18/04/2016

Many European cities face increasing problems of congestion. A high - quality, modern and energy-efficient Public Transport system that is well integrated with other modes is key to reducing car traffic and creating an appealing urban environment. Convenient, efficient and clean collective passenger transport is an essential part of a sustainable transport system in urban areas. In order to maintain or increase the modal share of collective passenger transport, services need to be made more attractive to use, safe and punctual.

With this CIVITAS Insight, the CIVITAS CAPITAL project wants to provide information on intermodal passenger transport and its importance for a sustainable urban mobility.

As we are interested to get your views and ideas by 25 April 2016, all members of this Thematic Group have the possibility to contribute to the content of this CIVITAS Insight. If you are interested to contribute, please leave a message here!

Submitted by Fred DOTTER on 07/04/2016

Improving the quality, availability, timeliness and multi-modality of public transport systems is a vital activity in making European public transport systems even better. CIVITAS shows us that these systems can get better by providing real-time, multimodal information, by making vehicles accessible to all (tourists, handicapped), by making the systems safer, by building new partnerships with employers and others, and by making riding buses, trams and metros easier with one ticket and one place to get information.

With this CIVITAS Insight, the CIVITAS CAPITAL project wants to provide information on improving public transport and its importance for a sustainable urban mobility.

As we are interested to get your views and ideas by 18 April 2016, all members of this Thematic Group have the possibility to contribute to the content of this CIVITAS Insight. If you are interested to contribute, please leave a message here!

Submitted by Fred DOTTER on 19/02/2016

By making sustainable travel options better value and more convenient, people are willing to try these options for some of their travel. This is where integrated public transport ticketing and fair tariffs can help overcome one perceived barrier about the need to pay a new fare every time they board a bus or rail.

With this CIVITAS Insight, the CIVITAS CAPITAL project wants to provide information on ticketing and fare policy for public transport and its importance for a sustainable urban mobility.

As we are interested to get your views and ideas by 26 February 2016, all members of this Thematic Group have the possibility to contribute to the content of this CIVITAS Insight. If you are interested to contribute, please leave a message here!

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Submitted by Caterina Di Bartolo on 22/01/2016

The “sharing” paradigm is shaking up the global economy scenario. People across the world are daily sharing an increasing number of material objects and immaterial services (from clothes and tools to houses, working spaces and also professional skills). This revolution is affecting all the economic sectors, though at a different pace. No doubt the mobility sector is among the ones facing the greatest and revolutionary changes.

Although sharing options have always been available for transport, first with Public Transport and taxis and more recently with car or bike-sharing and car-pooling services, what is happening in these past few years is a radical change in the way all of us could rethink our mobility habits. Thanks to most advanced communication technologies (internet, social media and ITS) and to their integration, is now easier and immediate to find opportunities to share rides, vehicles (cars and bikes) and also parking spaces. Mobility is starting to be considered as a “unique “service and people across European cities are now looking for the best mobility options (and a combination of them), with a flexible approach un-known before.

So, disruptive changes are coming: how cities can adapt and actively react to these changes in order to exploit all the potential benefits of these changes towards the achievement of a sustainable urban mobility?  How transport policies can offer and answer to the needs of people and to their increasing bent to share mobility? Which are the most interesting solutions and good practices have been adopted by cities at the forefront?

Sharing mobility is an hot topic: starting with the past @CIVITAS FORUM 2015 “Sharing the city”, to a number of upcoming events (@ the 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans on 12nd-13rd April 2016 in Bremen and @ECOMM – European Conference on Mobility Management from 1st to 3rd June 2016 in Athens) the theme has been debated and continues to be debated among transport experts, politicians, professionals and representatives from urban, regional and national levels.

CIVITAS WIKI is now drafting a policy note on this topic with the aim to provide a brief but smart tool for cities offering a comprehensive overview on shared-mobility concepts, applications and practices (both the more consolidated and the innovative ones) to support decision/policy makers and urban mobility professionals in mobility planning.

Scope of this collaborative interaction is then to collect further resources, hints and suggestions, links to practical city experiences and, obviously, opinions and comments on this topic.

For sharing your ideas, resources and thoughts on sharing mobility, please contact Simone Bosetti and Caterina Di Bartolo.

The European Commission launched has a public consultation on the future of transport to allow both stakeholders and citizens to comment and identify their priorities.

Author: Richard Adams
02/07/2020 - 16:49

A new smart traffic counting system installed by the Municipality of Funchal has given the city concrete data that highlights how mobility patterns have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of the city's subsequently implemented contingency plans.

Author: Adrienne Kotler
10/06/2020 - 13:35

Public transport and shared mobility are facing challenges driven by COVID-19 distancing rules, and the need to nonetheless commute for the most urgent needs (work, food supply, health). To capture the impact o...

Author: Adrienne Kotler
03/06/2020 - 16:58

After a year-and-a-half of mobility interventions in the CIVITAS SUNRISE neighbourhood in Jerusalem (Israel), positive results are becoming apparent.  

Author: Richard Adams
21/05/2020 - 11:43

The Eltis Mobility Portal has collated different sources of information for maintaining essential mobility during the COVID-19 situation.

Author: Richard Adams
17/04/2020 - 09:43
29/09/2020 to 02/10/2020
In light of the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission's Urban Mobility Days Conference in 2020 will be held as a fully digital event. 
02/12/2020 to 03/12/2020
Following a record-breaking conference in Brussels, which brought together over 600 participants in November 2019, the 2020 Polis Annual Conference will take place in Arnhem-Nijmegen City Region, Netherlands, on 2-3 December 2020.  The Polis Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and...
17/09/2019
Join a CIVITAS ECCENTRIC and CE INTERREG LOW-CARB webinar Suburban/peripheral areas today receive less attention than urban areas when it comes to sustainable mobility solutions and policies. Suburban areas show a high demand for mobility, e.g. from daily commuters travelling into city centers on a...
18/06/2019
Of the the total energy consumption in the EU, 33% is by the transport sector. The lion's share of this, (81% in 2017) is for road transport. Thus, there is significant scope in reducing energy use in the road transport sector in our cities. 
17/06/2019 to 18/06/2019
The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more...
13/06/2019
This webinar from CIVITAS SUITS is designed to build and/or strengthen the capacity of small-medium cities’ Local Authorities to to introduce innovative transport schemes, i.e car-sharing, ridesharing (carpooling – vanpooling), bike – sharing, MaaS etc. The webinar is tailored to the needs of local...
05/06/2019
Mobility practitioners in Spain are invited to join a workshop being organised in Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain) on Wednesday 5 June 2019. The workshop facilitates discussion and exchange of experiences on different challenges and solutions within the field of sustainable urban mobility planning. Wh...

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Real time information to improve level of service quality

CIVITAS QUOTES: Economic benefits of real time information

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Real-time information in public transport services

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Real-time travel information app

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CIVITAS QUOTES: CIVITAS & Society - People with reduced mobility (PRM)

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Electro-hydraulic lifting platform

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CIVITAS QUOTES: CIVITAS & Transport - High quality mobility corridor

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CIVITAS QUOTES: CIVITAS & Society - Accessibility

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CIVITAS FACTS&FIGURES: Collective Passenger Transport measures in CIVITAS Plus cities (2008-2012)

Policy Recommendations For EU Sustainable Mobility Concepts based on CIVITAS Experience

The Policy Recommendations present the main findings arising from the evaluation of the CIVITAS Plus Collaborative Projects (CPs), which ran from 2008-2012.

This publication was written under the auspices of the CIVITAS POINTER project, which supported five collaborative projects (CP s) implemented within the framework of the third edition of the CIVITAS programme. Evaluation and monitoring were the key stones of CIVITAS POINTER. Drawing from first-hand, corroborated statistical evidence gathered from participating cities, this publication presents the results of the CIVITAS Plus cross-site evaluation and policy assessment. These findings support the development of clear European-level policy recommendations that have the potential for being embraced by all European cities — not just those which make up the CIVITAS community.

The document seeks to identify factors that can boost the effectiveness and consistency of future strategies, thereby securing greater sustainability in urban mobility patterns. Policy makers are provided with contemporary facts for debating purposes, and a number of conclusions and recommendations based on lessons learnt from CIVITAS Plus are put forward.

Giving back the public space to the people - Mobility measures in Vitoria-Gasteiz

In the context of the next CIVITAS study tour hosted by the city of  Vitoria-Gasteiz on the 196&20 June 2014, an interested document presenting the mobility measures implmented by the city has been created:  

The main measures presented:

  • Superblocks project;
  • Traffic calming measures;
  • Freight distribution areas and limitations;
  • New Public transport network;
  • Local Bicycle Mobility Plan.

Should you have any question, please contac:

Environmental Studies Centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Asier Sarasua Garmendia asarasua@vitoria-gasteiz.org

 

 

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Collective Passenger Transport

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Collective Passenger Transport

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