Regulating Vehicle Access for Improved Liveability

The REVEAL project will help to add
Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR)
to the standard range of urban mobility transition approaches of cities across Europe.

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UVAR Box Final Conference

The European Parliament-funded EU project of ‘UVAR Box’ is finalising its efforts in digitising data related to urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs). Therefore, a Final Conference will be held from 10-13:00 on 7 September 2022 at the POLIS Network office in Brussels. The event will be organised in a hybrid format. The three-hour event will explain the digitisation processes, and user benefits of digital UVAR data, as well as an insight into upcoming plans for UVARs in Europe. POLIS and the UVAR Box consortium warmly invite you to register by clicking the button below: Register Now The aim of the two-year UVAR Box project, which started in September 2020, is the digitisation and exchange of data of UVARs across Europe to facilitate the private, public, and commercial use of UVARs. This was achieved thanks to the dedication of the national coordinators, which have engaged with cities and regions on the national level. These transport and mobility experts facilitated the processes in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Italy.   Preliminary agenda: Introduction & Welcome Words by the project coordinator and EU officials Overview of the UVAR Box project UVAR Box Data Model Presentation of the tool State of play of UVARs in Europe Coffee break Overview of digitisation results Future uptake of UVAR Box results at the national level Presentation of UVAR Exchange

Brussels, Belgium
September 7, 2022
From 10:00 am
To 1:00 pm

Urban Mobility Days 2022

The Urban Mobility Days 2022 will take place in Brno (Czech Republic). Across three days, the event will tackle the key aspects of sustainable urban mobility, examining the biggest challenges and solutions. Following in the footsteps of previous successful conferences, this year’s theme is “Moving people and goods more sustainably”. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban areas account for around 23% of the EU’s GHG transport emissions. If we are to achieve ambitious climate targets, transforming urban mobility will be critical. The Conference is being organised together with the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and will take place in Brno. This is the second largest city of the Czech Republic, and a pioneer of many cutting-edge mobility initiatives.   An UVAR eye Urban Mobility Days will feature a dedicated session to UVAR on 21 September 2022, between 2:15 PM and 3:30 PM. The session, titled 3B – Session on UVARs (Access regulation), will investigae Urban vehicle access regulations and parking management. This session will provide an opportunity to learn more about progress made in that matter and about position of some stakeholders.   Youth centre stage! Urban Mobility Days takes place every two years and combines the CIVITAS Forum Conference and European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). This year’s event coincides with European Mobility Week taking place every year from 16-22 September. This year’s event will also place youth participation front and centre on the path to sustainable mobility. Young people are not only victims of climate change, they are also valuable contributors to climate action. And as 2022 is the European Year of Youth, Urban Mobility Days will elevate young voices and views, exploring how Europe’s young people can be part of the path towards climate resilience. Register now to secure your place!

Brno, Czech Republic
September 20, 2022

UVAR Exchange: Final Stakeholder Workshop

The UVAR Exchange Consortium is holding its Final Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels, Belgium. The event, set for 18 October 2022, at 10:00 – 13:00 (CET) and hosted by POLIS Network at their headquarters, will be hybrid. The main goal of this final UVAR Exchange event is to present the findings and practical recommendations on physical road signs, VMS, and C-ITS and gain validation for its conclusions. In the coming weeks, information will be shared here.   About the project The UVAR Exchange research project funded by the European Parliament and contracted by DG MOVE. UVAR Exchange aims to: Improve the communication of information to drivers in the vicinity of UVARs through different road signs: physical signage, variable message signs, and cooperative intelligent transport system (C-ITS) messages direct to vehicle. Improve the cross-border exchange of technical vehicle and vehicle owner/driver information to cities to facilitate foreign vehicles access without pre-registration, compliance checks and enforcement of UVARs (e.g., in issuing fines). The project is led by Panteia together with partners Armis, AustriaTech, CORTE, MAPtm, TRT, and Sadler Consultants. Further information about the project is available at our website.

Brussels, Belgium + Online
October 18, 2022
From 10:00 am
To 1:00 pm

ReVeAL Cities

Different UVAR measures will be developed, implemented and tested in the cities of: Helmond (NL), Jerusalem (IL), London (UK), Padova (IT), Vitoria-Gasteiz (ES) and the project leader Bielefeld (DE).

Bielefeld

Bielefeld

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City of London

City of London

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Helmond

Helmond

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem

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Padova

Padova

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Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria-Gasteiz

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