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Europe’s cities roll sustainably

AUSTRIA – The latest tech solutions in sustainable mobility will sit alongside some of the classics this week as the CIVITAS Forum goes ‘Back to the Future’.

Europe’s premier sustainable mobility event gets underway in Graz Wednesday. We are media partners with the conference, which will explore the fast moving urban mobility revolution transforming how people navigate the continent’s cities; namely through a combination of low-emission transport tech and more traditional methods like cycling, walking and public transport.

“It is exciting to see how cities across Europe are reclaiming public space and putting people first in urban planning,” said Matthew Baldwin, EU Road Safety Coordinator and Deputy- Director General for Mobility and Transport, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission. “Here in Graz, it is so evident how their clear emphasis on public transport, active mobility and ensuring the right infrastructure for walking and biking provides the right basis for advanced technological solutions, like Graz’s intermodal travel hubs, like Mobility as a Service solutions. The CIVITAS Forum is really providing us with a tantalising glimpse of the future of the clean, green and healthy cities that we want to live in.”

The conference is on from 2-4 October and includes the CIVITAS Awards, which recognises ‘Europe’s most innovative sustainable mobility policies and measures’.

Siegfried Nagl, Mayor of Graz said: “To be able to welcome the leading lights from Europe’s mobility community is an honour. The city’s involvement in EU-funded mobility projects – and particularly those linked to CIVITAS – has been instrumental in Graz becoming a forerunner in clean, smart and user-driven mobility.”

Mayor Nagl added: Through the conference, we want to inspire other cities and meet partners who can galvanise us with their own courageous and bold ideas.”

Follow all the action from the event using hashtag #CIVITAS2019 on Twitter – as well as coverage posted on on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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