Thinking Cities magazine #13
06/12/2019

Thinking Cities magazine #13

Thinking Cities #13 was launched at Polis Conference 2019, an event that spanned the course of two days from 27-28 November 2019. In acknowledging the scarcity of urban space today, and in recognition of its inherent value, the cover of this issue highlights the potential of urban space to positively influence sustainable transport behaviour, thereby encouraging local authorities to prioritise more sustainable transport modes throughout cities and regions.

Improving urban mobility… one scooter at a time

Improving urban mobility… one scooter at a time

A data-driven approach to managing shared mobility As shared transportation services expand across the globe, the shared mobility landscape has continued to grow — with more devices, more riders, a...Read more
Read more 19/12/2019
Develop, implement, change

Develop, implement, change

The second edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines sets new standards for innovative sustainable urban mobility planning, supporting cities and regions to initiate positive change for the future, as Lisa Ma...Read more
Read more 17/12/2019
Gaining purchase

Gaining purchase

Giacomo Lozzi and Francesco Ripa go behind the scenes of BuyZET, an EU project tasked with achieving zero-emission city logistics Cycling along the wide paths bordering the clean streets of Rotterdam...Read more
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How road pricing can change your city

How road pricing can change your city

As the C40 group of mayors met in Copenhagen in early October, the Global New Mobility Coalition’s steering committee wrote an open Letter to highlight the importance of road pricing in the actions...Read more
Read more 17/12/2019
All too wheel, all too real

All too wheel, all too real

Liz Brooker on how one London Borough is thinking creatively to drastically reduce the numbers of motorcyclists that are killed or seriously injured on its streets every year Over a number of years t...Read more
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The new paradigm for safe city streets

The new paradigm for safe city streets

During European Mobility Week 2019, the European Commission and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety co-organised a Road Safety Roundtable in Brussels. Two commitments were handed over: one fr...Read more
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More thought required

More thought required

Itai Dadon looks at how cities can conquer the pitfalls of Smart City Transformation Cities that are undergoing digital transformation initiatives have overcome a common set of challenges. While each...Read more
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Stick, meet carrot

Stick, meet carrot

Théo Fievet on how Lille Metropole combined the introduction of a restrictive low emission zone with a large investment plan for public transportation As the fourth largest French metropolis  and t...Read more
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How to grow smarter

How to grow smarter

Stockholm uses shared mobility to re-imagine shared space Sweden’s capital is using innovative new mobility schemes to reclaim space swallowed up by parking to create more liveable housing developm...Read more
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The liveable train station

The liveable train station

The future of mobility as we know it is depicted with undeveloped flying objects and autonomous machines carrying suited people in a highly effective manner. We have got used to talking about the futu...Read more
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A long-term commitment

A long-term commitment

Île-de-France Mobilités has rounded off its cycling policy in the Île-de-France region with the launch of a new, long-term rental service, with 10,000 electric bikes for €40 a month for all resid...Read more
Read more 17/12/2019
Nothing but the youth

Nothing but the youth

Transport availability has a huge impact on the life-choices young people make and access to transport is key to defining the options that young people have. Dr Kiron Chatterjee, Dr Miriam Ricci, Dr A...Read more
Read more 17/12/2019
Working the angles

Working the angles

Mobility behaviour change at large business parks begins with changing user behaviour and engaging businesses, according to Alexandra Kershaw. Facilitating modal shift through both bottom-up and top-d...Read more
Read more 16/12/2019
I want one of those

I want one of those

Cycle highways can boost cycle use on longer distances, says Rico Andriesse. This article highlights some important lessons from the Netherlands, namely planning and design Urban cycling is undergoin...Read more
Read more 16/12/2019
Personal space

Personal space

The effects of private automated vehicles on drivers’ parking location choice Daphne van den Hurk posits the theory that the introduction of automated vehicles will improve the quality of the publi...Read more
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Laser focused on a cleaner tomorrow

Laser focused on a cleaner tomorrow

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein could have been referring to transport’s contribution to rising air pollution levels, as Yolla H...Read more
Read more 16/12/2019
All will be ReVeALed

All will be ReVeALed

How cities can learn to fall in love with Urban Vehicle Access Regulations: through its ‘matching’ Transition Framework, ReVeAL will guide cities on how to become more liveable With almost 70 per...Read more
Read more 16/12/2019
Walk the walk

Walk the walk

A strategy for Pedestrian Accessibility in Lisbon, by Pedro Homem de Gouveia Picture a city born over 2,500 years ago, with seven steep hills and streets filled with cars. With narrow sidewalks made...Read more
Read more 13/12/2019
Self improvement

Self improvement

The Metropolitan area of Rouen Normandy in France is the host of a première in Europe! The metropolitan authority, in cooperation with a group of local and national partners, is testing a service of...Read more
Read more 12/12/2019
The city that said yes to tolls

The city that said yes to tolls

Hans Kringstad and Lacie Goff examine Trondheim’s long-standing relationship with toll roads and how the city’s current strategy includes literal, rather than political or financial, shortcuts Tr...Read more
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Mobility for the masses

Mobility for the masses

The Bogotá Method: a “TransMilenial” Challenge with an innovative solution  With its ongoing urban mobility transformation process, an already world-wide famous bus system and innovative privat...Read more
Read more 12/12/2019