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CIVITAS Forum Conference

21 June 2018
  • Date: 19.09.2018
  • Location: Umea, Sweden

The CIVITAS Forum Conference took place from 19-21 September 2018 in Umeå, Sweden. The 16th edition of Europe’s premier sustainable mobility event brought together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.

CoEXist was very active during the CIVITAS Forum Conference, in the following sessions:

  • Connected and automated mobility in CIVITAS cities (14:30 – 16:00 20th September)

The session was moderated by CoEXist coordinator Bernard Gyergyay, who also presented the first version of the Automation-ready framework with its three phases towards automation-ready transport planning: 1) Automation Awareness; 2) Planning for Automation-readiness; 3) Implementation of Automation-ready measures. Mikael Ivari, representing the CoEXist partner city Gothenburg, presented the use cases that are being analysed in CoEXist.

  • Take up and Transfer:  Innovative modelling approaches for the formulation of sustainable urban mobility policies – Lessons from the FLOW and CoEXist projects (16:30 – 18:00)

The role of transport modelling is becoming more and more important as a decision support tool to help formulate, assess and evaluate sustainable urban transport policies. However, most transport modelling is still focused on the mode car and many aspects such as walking and cycling and new innovative developments like connected and automated vehicles are currently not considered in most transport models. Through practical case studies and group work, session participants gained knowledge to participate in an informed debate about the role of modelling in transport planning for walking and cycling, and connected and automated vehicles. Session participants were inspired to apply the FLOW and CoEXist tools practically in their own local context. CoEXist was represented by the City of Gothenburg, PTV and Rupprecht Consult.

During the whole duration of the CIVITAS Forum Conference, the CoEXist partner PTV was present at a stand in the exhibition area where participants could learn more about the tools developed in CoEXist.

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