CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - the 6th European Mobility Days in Strasbourg
6th European Mobility Days in Strasbourg, that will take place on the 16th and 17th of May 2024 by Cerema and CNFPT, in partnership with the Eurometropole of Strasbourg, GART, UTP, MOT, University of Gustave Eiffel, the Strasbourg Urban Planning Agency, and the European POLIS network. The objective of these days is to discuss and exchange ideas based on European and international experiences, in order to compare and understand the issues and levers for action, and thus act effectively to promote a sustainable mobility policy.
These days will be divided into 3 main sessions:
- How can we support residents in the necessary changes and help them to adopt new practices?
- How can public spaces be better shared and managed in the face of a proliferation of desired uses?
- How can we develop public transport and complementarity between modes of transport in a difficult economic climate?
The urgent need to protect the environment means that we must rapidly achieve ever-higher targets for decarbonising mobility. The regions are mobilising and developing ambitious public policies both to develop active modes of transport (walking, cycling) and the use of public transport, and to reduce the use of private cars.
On the one hand, these policies take the form of supply-side policies in a context marked by an accumulation of crises (health, energy, economic, etc.) that are having a major impact on the financial capacities of regions and transport players, and on the other hand by increasing regulation of car use. In this context, the introduction of more and better mobility services as an alternative to the private car runs the risk of generating demand that will be increasingly difficult and costly to satisfy, or of coming up against unsustainable mobility desires. The challenge is as simple to define as it is complex to achieve: bringing together supply and demand for mobility. How can we move towards a transition in mobility that is ambitious, sustainable and realistic? We propose to look at these issues from a European perspective, comparing visions and practices:
To support residents :
Faced with restrictions on car use and rising costs, but also potential beneficiaries of an increasing number of more or less adapted mobility solutions, what is the social acceptability of the sometimes brutal changes underway? What is the desire or resistance to the necessary changes, but also what are the potential levers for overcoming the difficulties in adopting the new practices that are necessary or desired? How can we support these changes and help them adopt new practices? What innovative services should be developed? How can mobility policies be adapted to new working practices (e.g. teleworking)? How can we better link regional development and the organisation of mobility?
Sharing and managing public spaces:
At a time when public spaces are having to give increasing space to plants, between calmer streets and roadways that are sometimes segmented into lanes allocated exclusively to one mode (car, bus, tram, bike, walking, etc.), how can we cope with the significant growth in the modal share of active modes? What kind of new networks (particularly for cycling) should be put in place? How should roads be shared? How can these structurally limited infrastructures be managed over time?
For the development of public transport: In a sector where investment costs are often very high (tramway, metro, REM, TER) and at a time when energy costs are rising (sometimes sharply and unpredictably), how can we continue to extend existing networks, set up new ones and improve capacity and frequency? What new financing methods, pricing systems and business models should be put in place? How can we prevent or deal with service saturation? How can intermodality be developed and complementarity between modes encouraged?
You can submit your abstract before the 15th January 2024 on: https://jems2024.sciencesconf.org/