Calling Mobility Mindsets


By URBACT, on May 21st, 2012

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What is your vision of urban mobility? What is the definition of quality and sustainability with regards to mobility? How do cities define long term mobility strategies that will deliver on climate goals and maintain competitiveness?

These are the challenges outlined in the Cities of Tomorrow European Commission report to be tackled by the URBACT Capitalisation Mobility Workstream team. We will be organising a workshop at the URBACT Annual conference on 3-4 December and producing a report to inspire cities on the journey to people-centred smart mobility.

We need your ideas and good practices to feed into our work. We will be at ECOMM in Frankfurt in June and at the CIVITAS Forum in September

Feel free to contact us at if you have your own challenges or solutions to share. And be sure to join us in Copenhagen for the URBACT conference to participate actively in defining the best approaches for the Cities of Tomorrow.

Sally Kneeshaw
EVUE Lead Expert

Picture: Left to right we are  András Ekes, Metropolitan Research Institute, Budapest,  Paolo Gandolfi, Deputy Mayor of Reggio Emilia, Sally Kneeshaw URBACT EVUE and Coordinator, Robert Stüssi, URBACT Expert, Anette Enemark, Tetraplan, Copenhagen.

5 Responses to “Calling Mobility Mindsets”

  1. Toby Johnson says:

    Amsterdam scores very highly: strong discouragment of cars, carparks small and hidden (cf. Pattern Language), resident’s parking checked by radio. Dense and frequent trains, metro, trams and buses, contactless smartcard, shared petrol cars and since November electric car2gos, ubiquitous bicycle paths, bike hire, bakfietsen, bike racks and secure bikesheds, free ferries. The town’s life expands into the space where the traffic is not.

  2. Milan has still a lot to do to improve “mobility mindsets”, but something is changing with the new congestion charge, bike sharing, car sharing, introduction of electric vehicles etc. SUPERHUB ( is a European funded project involving Milan, Barcelona and Helsinky. THe aim is to produce and test the impact of mobile devices, smart technologies and social networks on mobility patterns. I look forward participating to the first test phase in September and might be able to tell you more about the project then.

  3. Valencia is improving its traffic patterns and bike ways. The bike sharing is been used by many people, and there are also some good initiatives of car pooling to go to industrial zones.
    There is also a future project for electric car sharing, and improvements to mulimodal transport calculation.,39.46054014919188&to=-0.34573591962957545,39.47062082647254&mode=BUSISH,TRAINISH,VALENBICI,WALK&usuario=Anonimo&lang=en_otp

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