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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.

CIVITAS Case Study - New green bus line in Funchal

Funchal has introduced a low-emission bus line in a major tourist and residential area that has traditionally been heavily affected by congestion. This measure was supported by communication and promotional campaigns that aimed to encourage locals and tourists alike to use the bus more often. By working with business, tourism and residentss the implementation of the Green Line has been a major driver in enhancing sustainable mobility in Funchal.

CIVITAS Case Study - New Public Transport Network in Vitoria - Gasteiz

In only one night the public transport network of Vitoria-Gasteiz was completely transformed. This was done in order to reverse the upward trend in the use of private cars, through transferring car users to public transport. A transit scheme was created according to the Superblocks philosophy that benefits public transport and improves efficiency in terms of accessibility, coverage, service and frequency. The citizens of Vitoria-Gasteiz went to sleep on the 29 October 2009, seeing the old network off at 23:00 P.M., and woke up the next morning with a new network, launched at 5:00 A.M.

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