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CIVITAS Case Study - Hybrid bus is better for Bath

The hybrid bus measure of the CIVITAS RENAISSANCE project was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of operation of a diesel electric hybrid bus alongside conventional diesel vehicles on a Park and Ride routes in Bath. From August 2010 until February 2012, an experimental Wrightbus hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) was used in passenger carrying service on the three Bath Park & Ride services as a substitute for one of the dedicated fleet of eight Volvo B7TL diesel vehicles.

CIVITAS Case Study - Improved Bus Services for the Disabled

From September 2009 to June 2010 five special minibuses were introduced in Brno. These now operate on specific lines for mobility-impaired people and also on regular lines in low demand areas or in the evenings and during the weekends, when the special lines are out of service. The basic requirement for the minibuses were that they should be able to transport at least six wheelchairs at the same time. This goal was achieved and the feedback from both mobility-impaired and other passengers is positive.

CIVITAS Case Study - Energy Efficient Fleet Management in Ghent

Ghent needed to improve the management of the it’s vehicle fleet, which is used by employees on municipal business. The main goal was to address emissions levels by
increasing efficiency and reducing the use of fossil fuels. As a result of this measure, the overall number of vehicles was reduced, cleaner vehicles were introduced and car-sharing was promoted. A group of 54 employees had the chance to reduce their fuel consumption through eco-driving training. These activities were implemented within the fleet of the municipality, without the involvement of citizens.

CIVITAS Case Study - Taking a More Sustainable Approach to Freight in Utrecht

Utrecht set to carry out an ambitious Action Plan for Sustainable Freight Traffic during its time as a CIVITAS demonstration city. The results and lessons learned serve as a model for optimal measure integration. The plan aimed to bundle, innovate and optimise freight traffic in the city. It was also necessary to make freight movement greener by building interlinkages between related CIVITAS measures, such as flexible access for cleaner freight traffic, the Cargohopper electric delivery van, “Beerboat” canal deliveries, construction logistics plan and research into bundling pick-up points.

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