MORE is not missing the opportunity to join the debate on the reallocation of public space, resilient urban mobility planning, and the challenges of managing urban infrastructures at this year’s major mobility events.
Urban Mobility Days
On 29 September – 2 October, MORE was featured at the Urban Mobility Days, the European Commission’s digital conference combining the annual conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference.
Tom Cohen of the Westminster University, author of the MORE report, “Future scenarios for TEN feeder routes”, was part of a panel discussion on “Planning for resilient and sustainable mobility”. The report, released earlier this year, explores how cities can make use of scenario-based planning to make better decisions.
The session explored how cities adapted to the new reality created by COVID-19 and, most importantly, how they can plan their mobility services to better face similar crises in the future. The panel also featured Laura Babío Somoza (POLIS Network), who presented the newly released Practitioner Briefing on COVID-19 and mobility, Rafael Orihuela of EMT Madrid and Marijke de Roeck of the City of Antwerp. The session was moderated by Karine Sbirrazzuoli (UITP).
Autonomy’s Get Our Cities Moving
On 4 November, Paul Curtis from Vectos moderated a session at the Autonomy Digital summit. The session was titled “Reshaping our city streets for new mobility solutions” and took place within the Get Our Cities Moving programme, organised by Autonomy in partnership with POLIS.
Paul brought in his experience in MORE, where he is facilitating the co-design and testing of innovative street layouts in five cities to make more efficient use of limited road space. He was joined by Debbie Dekkers from the City of Amsterdam and coordinator of the e-Hubs project, Thierry Goger, Secretary General of FEHRL, Josephine Darlington from CLOSER, and Pedro Machado of the City of Lisbon.
Coming next: POLIS Conference 2020
MORE will also be present at the POLIS 2020 Annual Conference. At the conference, taking place on 30 November to 3 December, the project’s scientific coordinator, Professor Peter Jones, will join a panel discussion on “managing urban infrastructures”.