Can mobility behaviour be changed to become more sustainable? Five cities of the CIVITAS PORTIS project believe it is and are sharing their experiences in a series of three webinars. The first will take place on 30 April 2020.
The CIVITAS PORTIS webinar series will share the experience and lessons learnt of the five project cities; Aberdeen (UK), Antwerp (Belgium), Constanta (Romania), Klaipeda (Lithuania) and Trieste (Italy), as they seek to foster a shift to sustainable mobility through a combination of behavioural change campaigns, new digital services and physical infrastructure improvements.
The first of these, entitled 'The Human Dimension', will explore the awareness-raising, campaign and incentive-based approaches that have been developed by Antwerp and Aberdeen.
Over the past decade, Antwerp (Belgium) has already achieved a 10% drop in commuting by car and a 12% increase of cycling trips. Antwerp’s more recent Smart Ways to Antwerp commuter campaign achieved a 20% decrease in car use amongst participating companies. Results demonstrate the shift in mobility behaviour that can be achieved through sustained effort and a well-orchestrated package of initiatives.
Participants of the webinar can also they will discover how the City of Aberdeen is engaging with businesses to enable sustainable commutes. These insights will be contextualised with a brief history of behavioural change in urban mobility.
The webinar will take place on Thursday 30 April, 11:00 - 11:45. Register here to take part.
Further information and dates for the second and third webinars will be available soon; they will explore 'The Digital Dimension' and 'The Physical Dimension' respectively.
Please save the date and register for the webinar here.