The Urban Transports goes local!

The Community has presented its key policy messages to transport and mobility stakeholders from Greece, Italy and Spain in a series of three events

 

Back in December 2021, CIVINET CY-EL organised a side-session during its first conference devoted to the first Urban Transports' policy brief (here in French) on active mobility, issued few weeks before the event. The event was aimed to mainstream policy recommendations about soft mobility, it attracted a rich audience of stakeholders and local authorities. The main conclusions and points of interest turned around the need to support municipalities to implement and expand soft mobility projects.

The first months of 2022 have seen two more events organised by the partnership in this series of regional workshops and debates, with the same vision of bringing the learnings and recommendations of the community to a territorial level.

On May 5th 2022 an online regional workshop was organised in Italy in cooperation with the Interreg Med Incircle project. The title of the event was "Strengthening sustainable tourism in Italian rural areas in a post Covid era" and it has been the opportunity for sharing with the 47 participants the sustainable mobility solutions developed by past Med projects and replicated by the Italian town of Narni with the support of Area Science Park.

The third and final regional event was held in Barcelona, Torre Glòries, the last 24th of May 2022 and gathered over 30 participants representing public and municipal administrations from different regions of Catalunya, together with private companies and start-ups specialized in the fields of sustainable and active mobility, air quality services, and data for transport management. A networking space promoted the exchange of contacts and projects with positive results.

The first policy brief was presented, but also the project's second policy brief, authored by Albert Arias and coordinated by MedCities, which discusses solutions to address the fact that transport accounts for 73% of the total CO2 emissions generated by tourism activities with a forecast to double in 2030, according to the Eurobarometer October 2021.

The project now phases its last months of implementation and heads up to its final event next 25-26 October in Athens, Greece.