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Car independent lifestyles

A lot of CIVITAS measures aim to get people out of their cars and onto public transport or their bike. Modern information technology, safe and secure infrastructure, bike rentals and city bike solutions are some of the initiatives cities implement to attract more people to travel by bike or walk.

Additionally, CIVITAS cities also seek ways to make more sustainable use of the car through car pooling and car sharing.

Car pooling involves sharing rides among two or more travellers in the same vehicle headed for the same destination. It can be facilitated by organised “matching” services.

Car sharing, on the other hand, involves sharing cars among a group of people that do not necessarily need a car on a daily basis. It is usually based on a membership arrangement with the vehicle parked nearby and can avert purchases of second cars.

Sharing vehicles has several benefits. For travellers, it saves money, for employers, it reduces the need for on-site parking, and then there are the obvious benefits that come with fewer cars on the road.

CiViTAS thematic video on: Less Car Dependent Lifestyle

Related Measures

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Reducing car dependency for port workers Constanta PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Allocating road space for walking and cycling Constanta PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Developing bike-sharing system Klaipeda PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Promoting Soft Mobility Trieste PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Connecting transport systems Antwerp PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Event and commuter travel plans Antwerp PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Raising awareness Antwerp PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Integrating the collective transport network Antwerp PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Encouraging cycling Antwerp PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Optimizing SUMP Antwerp PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Demonstration of SUMP strategies to strengthen the core to growth pole accessibility for economic and social cohesion Constanta PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Expansion of the public bike sharing system to include new bikes and e-bikes for rent Limassol DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Awareness on the use of sustainable mobility for leisure trips Limassol DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Bicycle challenge: competition between employees of companies Limassol DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Improvement of PT routes, time tables, ticket procedure & bike transportation on buses to make the service more attractive Limassol DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Creation of electric bus hop on hop off service in the old town Limassol DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020

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