Roma Capitale – Councilor Drago and sustainable mobility
Rome’s IX Municipality (ELVITEN project partner) councilor Alessandro Drago was interviewed by Wheels Telling about the town’s participation in a European project on sustainable mobility.
Here you can read a summary of the interview.
In the second half of 2016, once the Municipality of Rome received a request to participate in a European sustainable mobility project, Rome’s IX Municipality became one of its pilot areas. The European Commission Call’s goal with the introduction of such an initiative is to spread the use of light electric vehicles. Next to Rome’s participation in the project, 6 cities were also invited and able to choose between different types of vehicles. These vehicles were categorized according to their power namely bicycles, scooters, tricycles, and quadricycles, all of which were electric. As such, Trikala in Greece opted for the tricycle, Genoa and Berlin for the scooter, Malaga, Rome, and Polytechnic of Bari for the bicycles (category Le1a). The latter vehicle holds more power than bicycles with pedal assistance and stands just below the maximum power threshold of the law. Additionally, the EU gave us funding and the technical partners granted us with 60 bicycles, free of charge, as well as 10 e-hubs (closed charging stations).
Even though this project was ambitious, some difficulties emerged especially regarding a lack of information on the legislation to be implemented. In fact, even though the bicycles were produced in the United Stated and homologated in the Netherlands by following a strict procedure applicable to all EU countries, each country has its own road code and interprets the European directive on electric vehicles differently. In addition to this obstacle, the Ministry of Transport announced that all electric bicycles riders needed to be equipped with a valid driving license, a helmet and insurance. The vehicle in question also had to present a number plate. In fact, all bicycles with an accelerator and power exceeding the limit of 250 Watts were considered as like a moped and are, therefore, under similar regulations. As such, the Municipality of Rome had to tackle the issue by providing a helmet, as well as a nominative insurance coverage to all its 60 users. Consequently, facing an increase in administrative costs, which were ultimately supported by the European Commission.
Regardless of the bureaucratic difficulties, we are proud to announce that with the bodies assigned to the vehicles we carried out this project with 7,700 trips for 38,000 km. Even though the project ends soon, our municipality intends to keep using these light electric bicycles with an internal sharing solution. As a matter of fact, the 4 ‘charging booths’ and bicycles are already installed in our courtyard and the implementation of ad hoc management will be able to supervise the intended ‘corporate’ sharing.
To read to the original article (in English and Italian) please click here.
Rome’s IX Municipality (ELVITEN project partner) councilor Alessandro Drago was interviewed by Wheels Telling about the town’s participation in a European project on sustainable mobility. Here you can read a summary of the interview. In the second half of 2016, once the Municipality of Rome received a request to participate in a European sustainable mobility […]
Register to the ELVITEN final event
After months of demonstrations on how Electric Light-Vehicles can be used in urban areas, and integrated into the existing transport network, ELVITEN project is coming to an end.
Register for the final event which will be organised on 21 October 2020. The event will be a held online.
To register to the final event, please click here.
You can also have a look at the program here.
ELVITEN promotes innovation, sustainability, and urban mobility in Europe through demonstrating the usefulness of electrified L-category vehicles (EL-Vs) for urban transportation in six pilot cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome, and Trikala. Its aim is to achieve a mind shift among users and propose replicable usage schemes to address the issues surrounding the market deployment of EL-Vs. It also generated detailed guidelines for service providers and planning authorities to integrate EL-Vs into existing networks. Data and feedback have been collected and analysed from real users, meaning ICT tools were deployed to broker and book existing charging points and EL-Vs, engaged users and managed incentives.
Over 40000 trips were performed during the demonstrations phase in ELVITEN 6 cities. Interestingly, Trikala seems to be the city were EL-Vs were mostly used, with 9841 trips, followed by Rome with 7968 trips. During the event, ELVITEN’s further achievements, as well as vision will be discussed with the participants. The role of electromobility as a mean and solution towards a climate-neutral continent will also be investigated.
ELVITEN’s objective was to commit to more innovative and more sustainable transportation in Europe. Attend the final event to find out if the project reached its goal.
Watch the ELVITEN final video to better understand the project, and to get an overview of its most important milestones.
After months of demonstrations on how Electric Light-Vehicles can be used in urban areas, and integrated into the existing transport network, ELVITEN project is coming to an end. Register for the final event which will be organised on 21 October 2020. The event will be a held online. To register to the final event, please click here. You can also have […]
EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020: Promoting zero-emission mobility for all
This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020 theme emphasizes the importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport and promotes an inclusive framework which involves everyone.
Watch out for car-free streets, interactive workshops and walking tours in towns and cities from over 40 countries from 16 to 22 September. This is the 19th year of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and its well-known car-free day. Streets will close for motorised traffic, and allow pedestrians, cyclists, e-scooter riders, hoverboarders and more to roam freely in the city.
This event provides a unique opportunity for local governments in Europe to enable its residents to test out different active mobility models and discover the many benefits of other forms of sustainable transportation.
In addition, in cooperation with the event, the European network of road traffic police forces (ROADPOL) is organizing a campaign for road safety – the ROADPOL Safety Days. During the campaign, police forces will record the number of road fatalities on 17 September, their aim is zero deaths. Public events will emphasize the role of every road-user to reduce and avoid fatalities, as well as the traffic police’s importance in enforcing rules and working towards the EU’s ‘Vision Zero’ which is zero road deaths or serious injuries in Europe by 2050.
EU Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean said: “This year is a big challenge for our towns and cities. But the pandemic also showed us that people appreciate and expect our cities to become safer, cleaner and accessible to all. During this week and beyond, our partner cities from all around Europe will show how greener and more digital European towns and cities could look like.” Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, towns and cities have maximum flexibility when participating. Local authorities can register their events and infrastructure initiatives, but can also provide online alternatives, and measure to help people moving around safely.
Besides towns and cities, participation by others is early encouraged, such as NGOs, schools and higher education institutions and businesses. All are welcome to register their MOBILITYACTION all year round.
Local authorities can apply for several awards in context with EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK:
- EU Urban Road Safety Award, rewarding for innovative measures to improve road safety. The registrations are open from 29 September to 31 October 2020.
- EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards, for local authorities, who make efforts to promote sustainable urban mobility during the campaign. The call for applications is open from 29 September to 31 October 2020.
- SUMP Award is presented to local and regional authorities that accomplished great achievements in sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP). The deadline for registrations is 31 October 2020.
If you are a city, register for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020 here.
If you are an NGO, Business, or School, you can register to the MOBILITYACTION here.
For more information click here.
Source: EC DG Mobility and Transport
This year’s EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020 theme emphasizes the importance of accessibility to zero-emission transport and promotes an inclusive framework which involves everyone. Watch out for car-free streets, interactive workshops and walking tours in towns and cities from over 40 countries from 16 to 22 September. This is the 19th year of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and its well-known car-free […]
Experiences and recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments
On 1 September 2020, ELVITEN project partners organised a webinar “Experiences and recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments in pre and post COVID -19 era” to discuss and understand the COVID-19’s impact on e-mobility along with some recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments.
During the webinar, Silvia Campailla from Comune di Genova, introduced the ELVITEN project and the objectives of the webinar to the participants. In her presentation, she explained the role of “Follower Cities” in the ELVITEN project and the support they receive from being part of it.
Francisco Aletta from S3Transportation, presented some observed statistics on the impact of COVID-19 on different areas like economic, tourism, urban traffic, public transport, and e-mobility. It is found that the demand for e-bike sharing in cities like Madrid, Brussels, London, and New York has increased largely after the COVID-19 lockdown. Later, he presented the statistics of COVID-19 impact on ELVITEN demonstration cities which showed a similar trend. The reasons for the demand could be due to reasons like social distancing, the use of individual vehicles to avoid the spread of contagion, and a better alternative to public transport in urban cities.
Later, representatives from three demonstration cities: Silvia Andreussi, Roma Capitale (Rome); Georgege Gorgogetas, e-Trikala (Trikala) and Alessandro Rinaldi, POLIBA (Bari) shared their city’s experience before and after lockdown individually. They explained how the EL-Vs trips were affected, the current trends, and how EL-Vs can help the city in creating better urban mobility. The trends clearly show the needs and habits of users have been changing.
Elena Cosso from T Bridge S.p.A, presented the “Recommendations for Planning authorities emerged after COVID-19” to the webinar participants. She explained the recommendations suggested to planning authorities in the report. The recommendations are focused on different criteria such as safety, user habits, regulation policies, partnership with private operators, technological tools & sustainability. You can view the report here.
The webinar later concluded with an interactive question & answer session.
You can watch the webinar recording below.
On 1 September 2020, ELVITEN project partners organised a webinar “Experiences and recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments in pre and post COVID -19 era” to discuss and understand the COVID-19’s impact on e-mobility along with some recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments. During the webinar, Silvia Campailla from Comune di Genova, introduced […]
ELVITEN Interview Series – ERTICO
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ERTICO, their role and contribution to the project implementation, as well as their view on Light EVs, and urban mobility.
Enjoy the reading!
Introduction to ERTICO
ERTICO is the Intelligent Transport Systems and services (ITS) organisation for Europe. Based in Brussels, it is a public-private partnership made up of 118 partners from eight sectors, bringing together research and academia, industry, service providers, public authorities, user groups and other stakeholders from the ITS world.
ERTICO has been involved in ITS research, development and deployment projects throughout its history, focusing on smarter, greener and safer transport of people and goods.
What was your interest in joining the ELVITEN project?
As a partnership organisation, our criteria for instigating, joining or leading a project or other activity is that it advances knowledge and deployment in the ITS sector, it contributes to one of our priority focus areas, it has the potential to bring real benefits (for example in relation to decarbonisation, air quality, seamless multimodality, safety or efficiency), and that it provides value and synergy for ERTICO Partners across different sectors.
The four priority focus areas of ERTICO, each of which has a roadmap to 2030 and contributing projects and other activities, are Clean Mobility, Urban Mobility, Transport and Logistics, and Connected and Automated Driving. As ELVITEN contributes strongly to the first two of these focus areas (Clean and Urban Mobility), ERTICO joined forces with ELVITEN Coordinator ICCS (a long-standing and very active ERTICO Partner) at the proposal preparation stage of this project.
Electro-mobility is a key part of our Clean Mobility strategy, as ITS is key to removing many of the barriers holding back the electrification of road transport, such as different standards for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems. On the Urban Mobility side, recent years have seen a plethora of “disruptive” mobility modes and the emergence of integrated solutions such as information, payment or wider “all-in” Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) models. This is another key area of our work, with ERTICO hosting the MaaS Alliance which is working to facilitate a single open market for MaaS services and their full deployment. At ERTICO we strongly believe that Light EVs (or EL-Vs), whether for personal or business use, have a key part to play in MaaS offerings.
ELVITEN demonstrations on EL-Vs have also contributed to the ERTICO work on the Transport and Logistics focus area, providing urban and last-mile zero-emission delivery solutions for light goods.
What is ERTICO’s role in ELVITEN?
Our principal role in this important project was to coordinate the first work-package of the project, “Mobility demand and usage schemes” which ran from the project inception in November 2017 to mid-2018. Notably, ERTICO devised and coordinated a large-scale public perception survey in the six ELVITEN demonstration cities, to collect and analyse the opinions and attitudes of citizens towards different aspects of EL-V use for different trip purposes in their city. This survey was made available online in five languages (English, plus the languages of the demonstration cities: German, Greek, Italian and Spanish) and was widely publicised in all of the six demonstration cities, with over 7000 responses being received.
A telephone survey addressed to a selected number of fleet operators and fleet drivers was also conducted in order to assess the behaviour of managers and drivers at delivery companies (post, parcels, take-away food, etc.) towards switching some or all of their operations to EL-Vs, also analysing what in their opinions were the benefits and barriers. The responses to both surveys was very positive and they contributed to the other task, led by ERTICO, of defining different usage schemes for passenger use (ownership, short- and long-term rental) and for business use. The results of this work are available in the Library section of the ELVITEN website (select “Deliverable”, then see D1.1 and D1.2). By defining these, ERTCO has contributed to the better understanding of uses and schemes in the area of EL-Vs in Europe.
Within ELVITEN, ERTICO is also leading a post-demonstration survey of users and citizens (currently under analysis) as well as contributing to the project guidelines and to dissemination actions. We envisage capitalising on the work of ELVITEN as a basis for developing further projects involving innovative solutions in transport.
What is your opinion on Light EVs?
While EVs (mainly electric cars) receive a lot of publicity and are the focus of many research and industrial developments, light EVs, meaning L-category vehicles that are covered by ELVITEN, have not received as much attention until very recently. In historic cities where road space is narrow, light powered two-wheelers (Internal Combustion Engine motorcycles, mopeds, scooters) are commonplace and it is no accident that five of the six ELVITEN demonstration sites are in southern Europe. There is a clear potential in countries like Italy, Spain and Greece for EL-Vs to replace many of the ICE L-Vs, as they have the clear potential to reduce noise and air pollution. This should be done in cooperation with other modes, notably walking, cycling and public transport. In some cities, such as Genoa, the very hilly terrain limits the potential modal shift to cycling so EL-Vs, including electric-assistance bicycles, seem to be a great alternative. Elsewhere, EL-Vs can fill a gap for those journeys which are too long to cycle and where direct and convenient public transport is lacking, including for shift workers who need to travel at night when other services may not be widely available.
Most light vehicle use is short-distance so “range anxiety”, which acts as a barrier to electric car ownership, should not be a serious barrier to EL-V use in cities: indeed the main barriers perceived by respondents in the initial survey of 7000 citizens were comfort, safety and the ability to transport luggage, especially for 2-wheeled EL-Vs.
Lastly, although ELVITEN focuses on urban areas, EL-Vs equally have a potential to serve less densely populated areas where public transport availability is lower, including for business, logistics and tourist use.
Could you explain the impact of EL-Vs on urban mobility?
The impact is likely to vary considerably by city and country, due to climate and cultural factors, the availability and quality of other modes (e.g. public transport), the local topography, as well as economic factors (affordability of ownership or business case for a rental/sharing scheme). In some cities cycling will be dominant, in others, cheap and efficient mass transit may be the main mode. But EL-Vs surely have their role and probably the main opportunity is in replacing ICE L-V use as well as single-occupancy car use for shorter journeys.
The initial public perception survey in the ELVITEN cities indicated a high level of interest in using EL-Vs as part of a multimodal journey with public transport, with between 60% and 85% of respondents stating that they would consider this. For this to become a successful reality, appropriate sharing business models are needed, for example a combined rail season ticket and EL-V sharing scheme subscription, together with sufficient reliability so that the user knows there will always be an EL-V when they need one. If a free-floating sharing mode is sometimes not available when people need it, then people will not use it as their main mode of transport.
Another key opportunity is in the fleet sector. Business and public authorities which need vehicles for their everyday duties could be the main catalyst to expanding EL-V use. When citizens become used to seeing these types of vehicles being operated by their city council, the postal service, pizza deliveries and so on, they will become a normal and accepted part of the urban transport mix.
Finally, while the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 emergency remain to be seen, EL-Vs do appear to provide new short-distance travel opportunities which can relieve the pressure on public transport as well as provide social distancing, while contributing to reducing noise and air pollution and a healthier environment. Preliminary results from ERTICO’s City Moonshot interviews with 300 cities globally (see https://erticonetwork.com/ertico-city-moonshot-takes-off) indicate that COVID-19 has been a strong catalyst for promotion of cycling (including e-bikes) and active modes of transport. Therefore, we are at an historic moment where overall cycling and light electric vehicle use is rapidly expanding and ELVITEN is ready to provide further guidance in adoption of clean, efficient and healthy transport modes for short urban trips.
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ERTICO, their role and contribution to the project implementation, as well as their view on Light EVs, and urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! Introduction to ERTICO ERTICO is the Intelligent Transport Systems and services (ITS) organisation for […]
ELVITEN Interview Series – Hubject
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which Ricarda Mendy, R&D Project Coordinator at HUBJECT shares her role and contribution to the project implementation, and views on urban mobility.
Enjoy the reading!
A short introduction of your organisation
Hubject is a dynamic company in the future industry of electromobility. Since our founding in 2012, we have made it our mission to drive forward the development of electric mobility. With more than 300 partners, the Hubject platform is the biggest international digital B2B market place for services related to the charging of electric vehicles. More than 140.000 charge points on three continents are connected to the open Hubject platform. Since 2012, we have been connecting different market players in order to create a digital and cross-border charging network for electric vehicles – the intercharge network. Our portfolio addresses e.g. charge point operators, emobility service providers, energy suppliers, fleet operators, car sharing companies, service card providers or automotive manufacturers.
What is your task and responsibility in the ELVITEN project?
As the project manager for Hubject, I am responsible to make sure that we fulfil our role within the project the best way possible and contribute to this EU project with our competencies and resources in the most efficient and most effective way. That also means to make sure that deadlines for deliverables are met and our promises from the project proposals kept.
Content wise, I did data research and created input for the data analyses and guidelines after the demonstrations took place.
At the same time, I am involved on a very operational level. I took care of designing the sharing scheme for our demonstration with 10 e-Scooters in Berlin, ordered all the equipment, implemented the pilot, developed marketing strategies and monitored the data generation. Thankfully, during the demonstration I had support from our fleet manager who took care of the user coordination as well as the maintenance of the scooter.
What is your interest in joining the ELVITEN project?
Our core business at Hubject is creating a seamless charging experience in the emobility world, for which we created Europe’s leading e-Roaming platform. We wanted to widen our horizon and expand our focus from regular EVs to Electric-light vehicles and get an early foot in the door as they become more popular in modern transport systems. Up until today, public charging is not yet a common thing for EL-Vs, but there are a few interesting concepts that are being tested at the moment (e.g. battery swapping) that we are excited to learn about as well as about the user and charging behaviour that we can observe in the data outcome of the ELVITEN project.
What is your opinion on Electric-Light Vehicles?
I think they will definitely play a big role in future urban transport systems. We might still be in kind of an experimental phase, where various vehicle types are still being tested and infrastructure in cities still needs to be adapted. But in the long run, I think they will be very valuable for the widely accepted goals of getting rid of cars in city centres and creating an emission free environment in urban places.
Could you explain the impact of EL-Vs on urban mobility?
The advantages of EL-Vs are multifaceted and can potentially impact urban mobility via multiple and even unexpected channels. Even though the characteristic of EL-Vs being pretty low-noise is theoretically widely known, it was actually another level for our scooter users when experiencing it for the first time. We are so used to the smell and noise of today’s conventional traffic as well as to traffic jams in city centres that EL-Vs have the potential of taking over almost a revolutionary role in changing but also complementing today’s urban mobility (e.g. as a last-mile solution combined with public transport).
What do you think about the future market for urban mobility?
The current market for urban mobility is very innovative and experimental. That also entails a lot of fluctuation of new market players joining and leaving the scene. I hope that the future market holds a place for the most resilient and long-term thinking ones. Of course, this also needs to be accompanied by according policies and laws that give new and unconventional forms of urban transport a chance and creates an environment for their needs. That sometimes means that traditional industries have to experience cutbacks, but I think there is no other choice than making those bold decisions for creating a healthier environment for everybody and saving a little piece of our home planet in each city at the end of the day.
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which Ricarda Mendy, R&D Project Coordinator at HUBJECT shares her role and contribution to the project implementation, and views on urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! A short introduction of your organisation Hubject is a dynamic company in the future industry of electromobility. Since […]
ELVITEN organises a webinar on 1 September
ELVITEN demonstrates how electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and be integrated into the existing transport network of six European cities: Berlin, Roma, Bari, Genoa, Malaga, and Trikala.
During these demonstrations, ELVITEN has sought to make users more familiar and facilitate them to use EL-Vs instead of ICE vehicles for their private transport and for light urban deliveries. It has also collected information sets made of real usage data, traces from dedicated ICT tools, and users’ opinions after real trips.
The information and data collected will be used to generate detailed guidelines and business models for service providers, planning authorities, and manufacturers in order to make EL-Vs more attractive and more integrated in the transport and electricity networks.
In this regard, ELVITEN partners organise a webinar on “Experiences and recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments in pre and post COVID -19 era” which will be held on 1 September 2020, from 10.00 am to 12.00 am.
ELVITEN wishes interested stakeholders and members to participate in the webinar to discuss and understand the COVID-19 impact on e-mobility along with some recommendations. The webinar will also have a question & answer session where you can interact with the panellists.
Below you can find the agenda:
|10:00 – 10:05||Introduction||Comune di Genova|
|10:05 – 10:30||COVID-19 impact on e-mobility||S3T|
|10:30 – 11:15||Cities experience during and after the lockdown|
|11:15 – 11:45||Report and the recommendations||TBRIDGE|
|11:45 – 12:00||Q&A||ICCS|
To join the ELVITEN webinar on 1 September, please follow this link.
To know more about ELVITEN project offer to Follower Cities, click here.
To download the agenda (pdf), click here.
To register, click here.
ELVITEN demonstrates how electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and be integrated into the existing transport network of six European cities: Berlin, Roma, Bari, Genoa, Malaga, and Trikala. During these demonstrations, ELVITEN has sought to make users more familiar and facilitate them to use EL-Vs instead of ICE vehicles for their […]
ELVITEN Interview Series – ICOOR
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ICOOR (Interuniversity Consortium for Optimization and Operation Research), their tasks in the project, and views on Electric Light-Vehicles and urban mobility.
Enjoy the reading!
ICOOR is a research centre aimed at promoting research and studies in Optimization, Operation Research and related domains. Operations Research (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions in order to optimize products, processes, and business.
By using mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations and solution algorithms, operations research gives the power to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems based on real data, consideration of available options, careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of potential risks.
In the ELVITEN project, four ICOOR universities are involved:
- University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,
- Polytechnic of Bari,
- University of Trieste,
- Polytechnic of Milan.
Within the ELVITEN project, ICOOR was responsible for the definition of KPIs, the set-up of a demonstration’s methodology and for the organization of the demonstration of Bari. We deployed the Serious Games app and our team was the leader of the task aimed at the definition of the Study questions and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Finally, we are strongly contributing to the evaluation process and to the organization of the final event.
We are convinced that no innovation, no progress is truly such if it is not developed in an environmentally sustainable perspective. This is why we believe in electric vehicles, in their development, in their improvement, and in their existence within cities.
People are often not aware of the comfortable, economic and ecological alternatives with which everyone can move in their everyday lives. This is why we immediately trusted in the ELVITEN project: because it allows us to show that a sustainable, comfortable, and efficient alternative is truly possible in the management of our urban mobility.
With the arrival of COVID-19 in our lives, there have been numerous changes in urban mobility: we must take into consideration new spaces, new numbers, new needs.
We believe that Electric Light Vehicles can be the answer to many necessities of our everyday life.
The EL-Vs attractiveness is due to their low initial outlay, their budget-friendly operational and their low maintenance costs. These characteristics make them accessible to a large part of the global population. Moreover, nowadays many EU countries (including Italy!) are offering several incentives to encourage the population to rely on EL-Vs, trying to reduce the use of public transport without increasing the use of traditional vehicles with traditional fuels.
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ICOOR (Interuniversity Consortium for Optimization and Operation Research), their tasks in the project, and views on Electric Light-Vehicles and urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! ICOOR is a research centre aimed at promoting research and studies in Optimization, […]
European Mobility Week presents a fact sheet with lessons learnt
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has launched a new fact sheet presenting towns and cities with 10 lessons learnt from the COVID-19 lockdown regarding better urban mobility. The learnt lessons are based on different experiences.
Some of the lessons learnt are:
– Public space is precious and thus cities should be built for people and not for cars.
– The impact of working from home and buying goods online has on our environment and mobility patterns.
– Reducing speed limits to 30Km/h in urban areas.
– Air and noise pollution rates from daily transport fell to unprecedented levels.
The fact sheet also provided cites and towns with creative suggestions for activities, which they could organise during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2020.
Some of the suggestions are are:
– Walking and cycling.
– Offer guided tours to explain the new safety rules and showcase locations where space has been reallocated from (parked) cars to people.
– Organise inter-city conferences, like in Balkan cities last year.
– Info stand to show graphics or analysis of traffic flow during the worst weeks of COVID-19.
To read the full list of lessons learnt and suggestions, click here.
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK also released a Communication Toolkit and is now available to download here. Cities and towns are encouraged to use the visual graphics to ensure the promotional campaigns carry the official EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK design. The updated toolkit contains logos and graphics – which also include the campaign mascot wearing a face mask. The templates and guidelines can be used for free of charge in the promotion of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK has launched a new fact sheet presenting towns and cities with 10 lessons learnt from the COVID-19 lockdown regarding better urban mobility. The learnt lessons are based on different experiences. Some of the lessons learnt are: – Public space is precious and thus cities should be built for people and not for cars. – The […]