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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Cities are invited to apply to host CIVITAS peer-exchange activities in 2019! The deadline for applications has been extended to 14 November 2018.

Author: Richard Adams
31/10/2018 - 09:08
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The second CIVITAS DESTINATIONS work placement took place earlier this year in Limassol (Cyprus). From 16-18 May 2018, a representative from the University of Malta (UoM) visited the Limassol Tourism Company (LTC). Both organisations are partners in CIVITAS DESTINATIONS.

Author: Richard Adams
03/10/2018 - 19:53
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The city of Graz, Austria, has been revealed as the host of the CIVITAS Forum Conference in 2019. It is set to take place from 2 - 4 October 2019.

Author: Richard Adams
24/09/2018 - 13:43
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From October 2018 to February 2019, CIVITAS PROSPERITY will organise six webinars on crucial SUMP topics. These can be attended by all and registration is now open for each of the webinars.

Author: Richard Adams
24/09/2018 - 12:40
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Eight European towns and cities have been revealed as the winners of the CIVITAS Awards 2018, Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, urban transport.

Author: Richard Adams
21/09/2018 - 12:44
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16/01/2019
JORNADA TRANSPORTE PÚBLICO ALCOBENDAS, MADRID (España)   Día 16 de enero de 2019, miércoles. 10:00   Agenda por Confirmar    
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22/10/2018 to 24/10/2018
City representatives are invited to apply to join an upcoming CIVITAS study visit in Stockholm (Sweden). The study visit in Stockholm will span three days from 22-24 October 2018. Those attending have the chance to discover the city's innovative work on e-mobility, including  charging infrastruct...
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20/09/2018
Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum, which is being held at the upcoming CIVITAS Forum in Umeå. Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September, the meeting will bring together senior officials from local authorities across...
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17/09/2018 to 18/09/2018
The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project is holding a workshop from 17-18 September in Stockholm, Sweden, that will give participants insight into the innovative work being undertaken in its five project cities. Together with Ruse (Bulgaria), Madrid (Spain), Turku (Finland), Munich (Germany), and Stockholm (Sw...
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11/09/2018 to 14/09/2018
City representatives are invited to apply to join an upcoming CIVITAS study visit in Bristol (UK) that is taking place from 11 - 14 September. Site visits will enable participating cities to see first-hand the exciting sustainable urban mobility and urban development initiatives in the city.
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26/06/2018
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has been marketed as a new transport concept that may change or disrupt current models of transport provision, particularly in urban areas. The concept of MaaS claims to offer a personal mobility package based on lifestyle needs and delivered through a single interface a...
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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

 

 

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