Final Research Report of the CIVITAS ELAN project published

30.11.2012

On 14 October 2012 the CIVITAS ELAN project with its five project cities Ljubljana, Gent, Zagreb, Brno and Porto has officially ended. At the end of the project a 372 pages book has been published summarising the results from the project from a scientific point of view. The full title of the book is: “Rethinking everyday mobility – Results and lessons learned from the CIVITAS ELAN project”.

The book features the following 16 scientific articles:

  • CIVITAS or the legitimation of the city mobility changes
  • Contextual mobility and the new “mobility paradigm”: the nature of travel mode choices reconsidered
  • Public perception of changes in Ljubljana’s transport and mobility system – identifying key themes, barriers and relevant stakeholders
  • I want to ride my bicycle ... But how bikeable is my neighbourhood?
  • Cycling in the capital of a new member state: exploiting the untapped potential of biking to work in Ljubljana
  • MaxSUMO: a new approach to the evaluation of mobility management projects
  • Defining quantitative impacts of the PT priority system and comparing different data collection methods
  • Identification of risks regarding the introduction of measures aimed at improving citizen mobility in the city of Zagreb
  • Transport planning: public transport user satisfaction as a top priority in Brno
  • Application of simulation models for impact evaluation in urban road networks
  • Spatial prediction of air quality in an urban sensitive area: a seasonal overview
  • Composite material-based light weight bus
  • On the attractiveness of using pure plant oil as fuel for vehicle propulsion
  • A discussion about the different modal split methodologies used in CIVITAS ELAN
  • The perplexity of actants: self-evaluation of the scientific coordination of the CIVITAS ELAN project
  • Some sociological considerations on urban change and sustainable mobility


The first part of the book includes texts dealing with the social circumstances of changing urban mobility and consequently with changing urban traffic systems and traffic policies. The second part presents some of the most successful methodological solutions that were used to analyse the changing and ever new forms of mobility. In the more extensive third part the articles present new techniques, technologies, solutions, approaches and products, which contribute to more efficient and environmentally friendlier city traffic. The book concludes with the reflections of the project’s scientific coordinator about the cooperation in the RTD part of the project. It contains proposals which shall contribute to a better understanding of the project’s achievements and stimulate further discussions on the objectives of the CIVITAS Initiative.

The book can be downloaded below as a pdf file or as an e-book (.epub format).

Related Projects

CiViTAS ELAN

Further Information

Marcel Braun

+49 221 6060 55 20

m.braun@rupprecht-consult.eu

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Rethinking everyday mobility – Results and lessons learned from the CIVITAS ELAN project