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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.

CIVITAS Case Study - Keeping the city centre accessible in Utrecht

To limit the negative impacts of road works in and around Utrecht and to further stimulate the use of public transport, the City of Utrecht formed a unique public/private entity called ‘Platform Utrecht Bereikbaar’. Under the brand ‘Utrecht Accessible’, partners worked to keep Utrecht accessible during public works. Features included the free ‘Utrecht Accessible Pass’, a public transport pass given to employees offering access to regional public transport, public bicycles for business and private use, some trains and Park & Ride services.

CIVITAS Case Study - Anti-vandalism in Public Transport in Gdansk

Like most medium-sized or large cities, Gdansk struggles with regular acts of vandalism and anti-social behaviour in and around public transport vehicles. Within CIVITAS, the city introduced several measures aimed at improving the image of public transport by ensuring the comfort and security of users.

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