CIVITAS Renaissance

Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

  • Client

    European Commission

  • Sector


  • Location


  • Planning Authority


  • Description

    Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning





Research & Demonstration

Project overview

Civitas Renaissance aims to bring about a step change in innovative and sustainable clean urban transport solutions through an integrated package of mobility measures. The project is a consortium of 29 organisations and represents an investment of 23 million Euros.

The cities participating in the project are known worldwide for their historic city centres and welcome a high volume of visitors. This puts pressure on an already taxed transport system, particularly during peak tourist seasons. They need to serve central urban areas that are characterised by a layout of narrow streets, so inevitably public, private and freight transport compete for space. They also face the challenge to ensure economic vitality and employment, while maintaining a high-quality, safe and environmental-friendly public environment.

Our approach

In order to provide a road map for how sustainable mobility can be achieved, we explored a number of initiatives including:

  • Developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
  • Alternative fuelled vehicles
  • Public transport integration and new modes
  • Demand management measures (limited traffic zones and parking strategy)
  • Alternatives to car ownership and use (pooling, sharing)
  • Goods redistribution and new modes of goods mobility in pipe systems
  • ITS traffic management and priority systems
  • Travel awareness and behaviour change
  • Safety measures

The project has had numerous benefits for European city authorities and developers, encouraging best practice in their policies and plans for everyone’s benefit.