November 2017

Participation Report analyses 2017 EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK campaign

The 2017 EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Participation Report has been published, providing a statistical overview and analysis of this year's campaign. In participation terms, the 2017 campaign was the most successful to date, with 2,526 towns and cities taking part - an increase of 99 from 2016. This year also saw a significant increase in Car-Free Day participation, with 1,352 towns and cities closing their street(s) to traffic – an impressive 399 more than in 2016.

For the full statistical breakdown as well as in-depth analysis, download the Participation Report.

CIVITAS PORTIS takes part in Antwerp Car-Free Day

Antwerp’s (Belgium) Car-Free Day saw the city’s main shopping street, the Meir, transformed into a major mobility fair. The CIVITAS PORTIS project was present at the event, providing interested visitors with goodie bags, PORTIS gadgets and information leaflets. Visitors were challenged to name other CIVITAS PORTIS cities from pictures and indicate their locations on a map, while a colouring competition saw children fill in a PORTIS plate for the chance to win a cycling goodie bag, which included a safety vest, lights, a seat cover, and a bell.

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European Commission launches platform for equal opportunities in the transport sector

On 27 November 2017 the European Commission launched the EU Platform for Change, an initiative that aims to increase female employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector. Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: "Only 22% of transport workers are women. There is a huge potential for the sector to improve equal opportunities and I am excited that companies and organisations agree on this and are committing themselves to the increase of female employment. By engaging women and men together towards gender equality we will ensure that our societies will flourish at all levels."

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VitalNodes: New EU network to support freight delivery in TEN-T urban nodes

A new initiative, VitalNodes, has been launched, aiming to enable efficient, sustainable freight delivery across the TEN-T urban nodes (urban areas), by bringing together existing European, national and regional networks. As a result of increasing freight traffic, these urban nodes need to cope with challenges such as congestion, poor air quality, noise, and road safety risks. The objective of the initiative is to improve European interconnection, while developing sustainable mobility within cities.

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