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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.

CIVITAS Case Study - Testing Biofuel in the PT Fleet in Coimbra

The rising price of oil coupled with the negative consequences of traffic pollution and energy inefficiency have made a transition to more sustainable energy policies inevitable. Coimbratested the use of biofuel as an alternative for its public transport fleet. To date there has been little use of biofuel in the Portuguese public transportation sector. The Municipality of Coimbra tested a mix containing up to 50 percent biofuel in several trial buses.

This case study has been prepared by Coimbra as part of the CIVITAS MODERN project. 

CIVITAS Case Study - Safe and Secure Roads in Brescia

The measure consisted of implementing two different tools: the road safety monitoring centre and the road safety urban plan “Piano della Sicurezza Stradale Urbana” (PSSU). The monitoring centre transfers georeferenced data - data which defines a physical location through map coordinates - to a web platform in real time. Integrated with smart devices (palmtops, tablet, phones), it allows for instant communication with enforcement agencies such as Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, National Statistical Institute (ISTAT). Data is also fed into the PSSU (Road Safety Urban Plan).

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