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New bicycle stands on Clever Straße

After our Rupprecht colleagues sent a signed petition for proper bicycle stands to the City of Cologne an official representative came by to explore the need for the racks and immediately pointed out their possible locations. On 26th June we finally got around 20 bicycle stands around Clever Straße. All workers and visitors have now the opportunity to safely lock their bikes. Thank you City of Cologne for your impressively fast action!

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New project CoEXist receives funding

CoEXist, “CAV-ready” transport models and road infrastructure for the coexistence of automated and conventional vehicles has officially begun on the 1st of May 2017.

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Looking for an urban mobility trainee

We are seeking to employ on a twelve month contract an urban mobility trainee who is interested in developing his/ her skills through "training on the job" in a friendly team and a stimulating international context.

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The LOW-CARB management team participated in the Project Implementation Training of Interreg Central Europe

The project implementation training on 19-20 June 2017 in Vienna has provided more than 120 beneficiaries with technical support and advice on better implementing their Interreg Central Europe projects.

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A new Interreg Central Europe project kicks-off in Leipzig

On 21-22 June 2017, project partners got together on the premises of lead partner Leipzig Transport Company (LVB) to kick-off the LOW-CARB project.

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New project SUNRISE

SUNRISE stands for “Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods - Research and Implementation Support in Europe”.

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Rupprecht Consult at the ECOMM 2017

Lasse Brand represented Rupprecht Consult at the 21st European Conference on Mobility Management in Maastricht, presenting the SmartMove project in an inspiring Pecha Kucha session.

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Exchanging to innovate: the second SUMPs-Up General Assembly

The second SUMPs-Up General Assembly took place in Budapest from 22-23 May.

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CoEXist activities begin with a meeting in Helmond

On the 11th of May 2017, Rupprecht Consult, PTV Group, City of Helmond, and TASS International kick-started the project with a meeting at the TASS International Headquarters in Helmond, Netherlands.

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First meeting of the Working Group: strategic mobility concept for Bielefeld

On May 3, the Working Group consisting of 24 representatives of groups and associations relevant to transport policy, including council members, met for the first time. Facilitated by Rupprecht Consult, they identified the most important mobility problems in Bielefeld.

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Apply to the first CIVITAS SUMPs-Up call for planning authorities!

Is your city preparing its first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Is your city a small or medium-sized city that wants to prepare a tailor-made SUMP? Your city is more advanced and you want to take part in the uptake of SUMPs in European cities?

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FLOW at the FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting, 7 April 2017 Brussels (Belgium)

From 5--7th April 2017, some 100 transport infrastructure research experts from Europe and beyond met for the 2017 FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting (FIRM17), the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories.

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Great success of the 2nd ELIPTIC webinar

The 2nd ELIPTIC webinar on "E-bus planning supported with simulation tools" took place on April 7 and attracted more than 30 attendees. It was the second in a series of three scheduled throughout the ELIPTIC project.

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WANTED! Young innovators passionate about decarbonising transport

The European Commission has launched a transport innovation challenge, which will reward transport innovators for their ideas for a cleaner and more efficient future in transport.

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The 4th European Conference on SUMPs

On 29-30 March 2017, over 400 delegates have gathered in Dubrovnik (Croatia) for the 4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, to discuss, exchange and learn about intelligent planning for sustainable mobility. The team of Rupprecht Consult working on CiViTAS SUMPs-Up project was present and brought back exciting insights in the newest trends and developments in the field.

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Call now open for sponsors and exhibitors at the CIVITAS Forum Conference!

Demonstrate your urban mobility tools, methods, and experience at the 2017 CIVITAS Forum conference, 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras.

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Save the date - 2nd ELIPTIC webinar: E-bus planning supported with simulation tools

Simulation tools help public authorities in the planning of e-bus systems and electrification of their fleets. This topic will be presented during the 2nd ELIPTIC webinar from 10:00 to 11:30 CET on 7 April 2017.

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Carnival in Colonia - Cologne

Traditionally, street carnival in the Cologne area starts on the Thursday before Carnival Monday (Rosenmontag)

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Call for Change Maker!

The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and the urban mobility SOLUTIONS network are calling for cities from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to become involved as leading city, take-up city or training participants.

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Traffic Snake Game - Final Report and Infographic available

The TSG Network proudly presents the results from 3 successful years as an EU-supported project.

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DYN@MO Final Brochure available summarising the main highlights of this four-year CIVITAS demonstration project

The 28 partners are very happy to present the Final Brochure of the CIVITAS DYN@MO project. The brochure showcases the main achievements of the four participating cities Aachen, Gdynia, Koprivnica and Palma de Mallorca.

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Jahnplatz in Bielefeld

Kick-off meeting: strategic mobility concept for Bielefeld

On February1, the project the project management team met to kick off the process to define policy objectives. Over the forthcoming 11 months, the principal aims, fundamentals and policy objectives for developing mobility in Bielefeld in a structured consultation process will be elaborated.

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Take the SUMP survey! Wind 1 of 3 free trips to the SUMP Conference in Dubrovnik!

Want a SUMP in your city but don’t have the expertise or tools?

SUMPs-Up - together with two other new CIVITAS projects - has launched a survey to assess cities’ needs and barriers when trying to develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

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DYN@MO project ends and presents project summary and recommendations

At the end of November - after four years - the CIVITAS DYN@MO project has come to an end. At this occasion, a document has been prepared summarising the activities within the various DYN@MO measures within each of the four DYN@MO cities (Aachen, Gdynia, Koprivnica and Palma de Mallorca) and providing policy recommendations based on the achievements within the project's 30 measures.

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E-course: Integration of urban nodes in the TEN-T corridors

The Urban Nodes online course has been developed and made available via a recent study conducted for the European Commission (DG MOVE) and coordinated by Rupprecht Consult. Interested stakeholders can find information on what is the current role of the urban nodes in the European context, what funding opportunities are available and they can even test the step wise methodology developed in this study to assess measures in the local context.

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Great success of the Urban Nodes webinar

The webinar addressed to urban nodes was successfully conducted on the 8th of December 2016. The webinar was entitled “How to improve the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network” and it was scheduled in the context of the study “Improving the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network”, which was carried out on behalf of DG MOVE in 2015-2016.

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SOLUTIONS eNewsletter – November 2016

CONTENT 1. SOLUTIONS contributes to New Urban Agenda and Habitat III conference 2. SOLUTIONS publishes regional reports and factsheets 3. SOLUTIONS Network 4. SOLUTIONS online consulting tool 5. Events Round-up See the eNewsletter here and for further information visit the SOLUTIONS Website. Enjoy reading!

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Study for KfW Development Bank Kicked Off in Frankfurt

On the 9th of November, Rupprecht Consult and KfW Development Bank commenced a research study through a kick-off meeting which took place at the KfW headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Webinar: How to improve the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network

8 December 2016, 10:00 – 11:30CET

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ELIPTIC workshops in Barcelona and Oberhausen

From use case to business case

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ELIPTIC consortium meeting and User Forum held in conjunction with the UK eBus Summit in London

90 practitioners in the field of innovative electric public transport gathered in London to discuss the experiences made within the ELIPTIC project

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Get up to speed on CIVITAS!

CAPITAL releases publications synthesising CIVITAS knowledge generated over the lifetime of the initiative

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UN Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport Launched New Report

Our former Rupprecht Consult colleague Frank Wefering supported the development of this report

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New trainee at Rupprecht Consult

On Monday, 24th October, Syrus Gormai joined the team.

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SmartMove Application Guide published

The final SmartMove publication "Smart Solutions: Promoting rural public transport use through active mobility consultancy" is now available.

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SUMPs-Up kicks off in Freiburg

On 11-13 October, 14 project partners got together in the idyllic Waldhaus at the edge of Freiburg. With a lot of positive energy they launched a new research project that will accelerate the take-up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in the next three-and-a-half years.

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Concluding Workshop “Study on improving the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network” held in Brussels

Representatives from urban nodes, European Commission and experts gathered on the 6th of October 2016 in Brussels to discuss together with consultants the results of the study on improving the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network, in the “Urban Nodes” final event.

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EUROCITIES information session on EU funding for Urban Nodes held in Brussels

On 12 October 2016, Eurocities information session on EU funding for Urban Nodes took place in Brussels, in the framework of OPTICITIES Final Event.

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New trainee at Rupprecht Consult

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Lasse Brand joined the team.

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CIVITAS SATELLITE peer-to-peer activities

CIVITAS SATELLITE peer-to-peer activities consist of work placements and study visits; they are open to any city from the CIVITAS community (IA and RIA project city, CIVITAS Forum Network city, CIVINET city, CIVITAS demonstration city) as well as to any other European city. Cities will be selected via calls for expression of interest organised yearly, for both host and visiting cities (possibility to apply as host and as visiting city)   What is a work placement? CIVITAS SATELLITE work placements offer transport professionals hands-on learning experience in another European city. These 3 day placements will focus on a concrete topic and respond to a local challenge faced by the visiting city. The main objective is to transfer practical knowledge and expertise from the host city to help achieve a specific objective. Financial support is available to cover travel and accommodation costs.   What is a study visit? CIVITAS SATELLITE study visits offer the opportunity for a [...]

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DYN@MO Brochure published

The brochure “CIVITAS DYN@MO in a nutshell” has just been published

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4th “Urban Nodes” assessment workshop held in Ljubljana

Eight stakeholders from the municipality of Ljubljana, the region and the national level discussed together with consultants the most cost-effective measures to improve the efficiency of the transport system in the Ljubljana from the perspective of an urban node of the TEN-T core network, in the fourth assessment workshop within the “Urban Nodes” study.

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New findings on SUMP development captured in CH4LLENGE’s final report

The CH4LLENGE project, coordinated by Rupprecht Consult, has been successfully concluded after three years of in-depth research of mobility planning practices and SUMP take-up support for planning authorities.

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Rupprecht Runners strong again

On Sep 1, seven team members joined the B2RUN event in Cologne

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5th and final SINTRAS workshop held in Helsinki

Ten stakeholders discussed key barriers towards a single and innovative European Transport System - and ideas to overcome these at the fifth and final "consultation day" within the SINTRAS project.

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SmartMove sorgt für mehr ÖPNV-Fahrten im Kreis Euskirchen

Um Mobilitätsalternativen zum Pkw im ländlichen Raum zu stärken, startete der VRS im Februar 2014 im Kreis Euskirchen in den Kommunen Kall, Hellenthal, Schleiden und Bad Münstereifel eine aktive ÖPNV-Beratung. Das Angebot im Rahmen des EU-Projekts „SmartMove“ ist nun beendet worden und zeigt erstaunlich positive Ergebnisse. 90 Prozent der Interviewten fühlten sich hinterher insgesamt besser informiert, 46 Prozent – im Gegensatz zu vorherigen 19 Prozent – kennen nun den TaxiBus und in den „SmartMove-Kommunen“ wurden zwischen Januar 2015 und Januar 2016 ganze 15 Prozent mehr Fahrten per TaxiBus unternommen. Im Projekt arbeiteten verschiedene Verkehrsunternehmen, Verkehrsverbünde und Universitäten in Europa unter der Federführung der Universität für Bodenkultur Wien zusammen.   Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.    

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Call for FLOW Market Followers

Do not miss this opportunity!

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Rupprecht Consult at Automated Vehicles Symposium (AVS)

The Automated Vehicles Symposium (AVS) is the world‘s largest gathering of road automation experts. 1.200 representatives from 25 countries met in San Francisco, 19 to 21 July 2016. Among them was also US Transport Secretary Anthony Foxx and the director of the US highway traffic safety administration, Mark R. Rosekind.

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RC supports electrification of public transport on several fronts!

The work of Rupprecht Consult in the EU project ELIPTIC “Electrification of public transport in cities” is supported by several activities in committees and interest groups.

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2nd, 3rd and 4th SINTRAS workshop held in Berlin, London and Madrid

Invited stakeholders from all over Europe discussed key barriers towards a single and innovative European Transport System - and ideas to overcome these.

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