The LWC International Conference traditionally deals with the topics of urban mobility and quality of life in urban areas, with a specific focus on vulnerable road users. The LWC Conference allows researchers, experts, administrators, and practitioners to gather and discuss about policy issues, best practices, and research findings from different perspectives.
The European Sustainable & Smart Mobility Strategy sets targets to be achieved by 2050 to reduce pollutant emissions from mobility and make the transport system more efficient and resilient. 75% of European population live in urban areas. The 3rd flagship action of this strategy therefore focuses specifically on those areas, which are considered fundamental to the environmental transition process of the transport system. In those areas mobility achieves its greatest variety, intermodality and conflict. The XXVI LWC Conference therefore focuses on defining the new challenges for sustainable urban mobility.
The topic will be addressed through a fourfold perspective. From the perspective of transport systems and pedestrian mobility it will range from the observation of waiting spaces to policies, going through the paradigms of accessibility and what mobility means in an era of emergencies. From the perspective of urban planning, the changes necessary to achieve a more active and sustainable urban mobility will be observed through the social and temporal implications. From the perspective of public transport and new technologies that can influence it, the relevance of the use of data, economic and ethical issues and the change in mobility paradigms that can be translated through the concept of MaaS will be observed. From the perspective of urban safe mobility, the observation of risk will be declined from the general analysis of infrastructures to the specific case of pedestrianism, not neglecting the broader theme of accidentality and going so far as to decline the theme in the socio-psychological sphere through the analysis of user behaviour.