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Public Involvement

Stakeholder and citizen involvement for improving the quality and acceptance of urban mobility measures.

When considering the quality of urban mobility decisions, most CIVITAS cities involve a wide range of stakeholders in the measure development process.

Through consultations, local communities are empowered and get a sense of ownership of results. At the same time, the level of interaction between decision makers and the target of their decisions is substantially increased, thus enhancing measure completeness, giving stakeholders a better understanding of the planned mobility measures and reducing later opposition to urban mobility.

More information

For more information on public involvement, contact Ralf Brand in order 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 Jan Christiaens on 27/03/2014

The slides of the Webinar on Public Involvement 2.0 Social Applications: Opportunties and challenges for transport planning are online and can be found in the Resources section of the Thematic Group Public Involvement.

 

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This is why the Citizen Mobility Community in Trikala, set up as part of the Cities-4-People project, came up with a different solution to ease traffic around the main square, which hosts a busy morning market.

Author: Cities-4-People POTM
06/09/2019 - 14:26

On Porto Santo Island, one of the islands of Madeira (Portugal), an electric minibus produced as part of CIVITAS DESTINATIONS has been put through its paces.

Author: Richard Adams
05/09/2019 - 19:52

The Tour will enable participants to have “backstage” access to regional infrastructure initiatives currently deployed to assist smart city applications in the US’s most comprehensive smart city plan, which includes the areas of deployment of:

Author: Babis Ipektsidis
05/09/2019 - 16:29
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The European Commission is launching its Social Biking challenge across Europe this year from 16 September (the start of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK) for three weeks. The Social Biking challenge aims to encourage cycling as a social ha...

Author: Richard Adams
02/08/2019 - 17:53

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning towns and cities enjoy Europe-wide exposure of their work and become role models that inspire others to go for greener mobility.

The Awards are open to a...

Author: CIVITAS Support
22/07/2019 - 14:19
11/12/2019
Background School streets and street openings are an effective way to create child friendly cities and neighborhoods. However, it is not always easy to consult the different stakeholders involved, and plan for these interventions so that they have wider impact. Content
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...
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.
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...
20/06/2018
Are you interested in smart mobility? Would you like to know more about 5 European initiatives that roll out new, smarter and sustainable solutions in European cities? The EIP-SCC Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster (EIP-SCC SUM AC) is pleased to invite you to a webinar taking place on-line o...

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Public involvement in the European Cycling Challenge

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Participatory redevelopment of main train station area in Ghent

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Mobilna Gdynia Platform

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CIVITAS QUOTES: We are entering an era of Participation 2.0

Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap!

The second Policy Note by CIVITAS WIKI focuses on the topic of gender-sensitive mobility planning. In both, the International body of literature and transport planning, the gender dimension in mobility patterns and sustainability has received relatively little attention so far, even though, together with age and income, gender is considered a significant factor in accounting for differences in mobility behavior, with women recognized as being more likely to adopt sustainable travel behaviours than men.

A growing debate on this topic is ongoing at EU level and it has been re-launched within the CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group. Collaborative Interaction was set up on the CIVITAS Interactive Platform (http://www.civitas.eu/thematic-cooperation) and in the CIVITAS Urban Mobility LinkedIn Group, to collect further resources, links to other projects, practical city experiences and opinions and comments on the topic.

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.

Thematic groups infosheet

What is the purpose of the CIVITAS Thematic Groups? How can you become involved? This document gives a short introduction to the way the thematic groups work.

Webinar on Public Involvement 2.0 by Andrew Nash - slides available

On the 27th of March, a webinar on Public Involvement 2.0 took place. Key presenter was Andrew Nash who had an inspiring presentation about social applications and how they can help cities to involve citizens and stakeholders in transport planning. We are happy to share the slides with you. 

Cluster Report Public Transport

Citizen Engagement in the field of Mobility, CIVITAS ELAN

Citizen Engagement Shelf