The importance of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear – mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is crucial that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. Yet how can this be accomplished?
Under the banner of “Mobility for U and Me”, this year’s CIVITAS Forum Conference gathered hundreds of policymakers, city representatives, academics, and practitioners in Umeå, Sweden, from 19-21 September to debate this critical question.
Over these three days, they also witnessed the pioneering sustainable urban mobility measures moving Europe towards an inclusive and multimodal mobility future. With 2018 declared the “Year of Multimodality” by Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, the Forum coincided with the perfect time.
High-profile speakers at the event included Lena Erixon, Director of the Swedish Transport Administration; Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), European Commission; and Stina Nilimaa Wickström, Vice President of Product Design, Volvo Group.
Exciting and insightful sessions hosted by selected experts tackled the most urgent mobility topics, including multimodality, Mobility as a Service, co-creation, e-mobility, and smart mobility solutions.
Presentations can be found here