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About Thematic Groups

Coherently with the CIVITAS motto “learning from one another – supporting one another", urban mobility practitioners and policy makers can be part of the largest European community of practice on sustainable urban mobility.

This is a an open community made up of different groups of peers, organised in Thematic Groups, who are committed to share their experience and knowledge of urban mobility solutions, learn more about the CIVITAS approach and contribute to developing mobility policies and innovative measures in other local contexts.

Become a Member

By joining a CIVITAS Thematic Group you will be connected to other practitioners and city representatives in your field of activity and will be involved in a set of collaborative works like policy analysis, study tours, webinars,training workshops, peer review exercises and annual meetings.

You can benefit by suggesting a topic of interest, asking for a peer review of an urban mobility solution, getting support for organising a training event in their city, or taking part in face-to-face events in other leading CIVITAS cities.

To join a Group you'll need to Log in first and then edit your profile by selecting the group more suited to your expertise, responsibility or interest under the heading “I am an expert in the following fields of action and I want to become a member of the respective thematic group”. A group moderator will assist you in editing your profile and give visibility to your skills and experiences.

Membership is free and open to all city representatives and urban mobility practitioners but not open to commercial initiatives that are not connected to local CIVITAS partnerships.

Interested also in other groups and topics? No need to become a member of every group that is interesting for you. You can follow and contribute to the collaborative works and discussions started in all groups through our central platform CIVITAS Interactive.

Thematic Groups and main topics

Thematic Groups reflect the CIVITAS thematic categories and cover, among others, the following main topics:

  • Car-Independent Lifestyles – cycling, walking, car-sharing, bike-sharing, car-pooling,  co-modality, ride-sharing
  • Clean Fuels and Vehicles – electric mobility, fuelling infrastructures, hybrid vehicles, use of biodiesel, biogas and compressed natural gas, cleaner fleets
  • Collective Passenger Transport – accessibility, intermodality, service improvements, ticketing systems, innovative PT systems, fleet management, procurement schemes
  • Demand Management Strategies – congestion charging, access restrictions, parking management and strategies, low emission zones, car-free zones, priority lanes, mobility credits, financial incentives and disincentives
  • Integrated Planning – land-use, housing, new developments, sustainable urban mobility plans
  • Mobility Management – marketing and communications, personal and company travel plans, mobility info centres
  • Public Involvement – multi-stakeholder consultations, information campaigns, participatory processes
  • Safety and Security – traffic calming, infrastructure design, shared space,  cycle highways, secure school paths, anti-vandalism measures
  • Transport Telematics – intelligent transport systems, communication, routing, smartphone applications, plate recognition system
  • Urban Freight Logistics – urban delivery centres, distribution schemes, fleet management, cycle logistics, freight partnerships, urban freight transport plans