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Rupprecht-Consult goes to Perú for a new project on SUMP development!

We will work towards the sustainable transport in Peruvian secondary cities, including the development of an SUMP in Trujillo!

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SUMP workshop in Brussels

The second workshop of SUMPs-Up's 3-year long SUMP Learning Programme (SLP) was held on December 4 and 5. A group of 18 participants from our first SLP group have been meeting in Brussels to discover more about visions, objectives and targets of SUMPs.

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FLOW presented at the 1st European conference on Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 Projects

On November 30th, 2017, the FLOW project was presented to an audience of over 200 people from research institutions, universities, local authorities and the European Commission as part of a panel of five projects under the common theme "New mobility patterns". FLOW sister project TRACE was among these five projects, along with ELIPTIC, EMPOWER and CIPTEC. The two-day conference (29-30 November) was offered by the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVIA). In total, 37 projects funded under Horizon 2020 were presented, spanning a wide range of topics under the umbrella of road transport research.

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Vital Nodes kicks off in Vienna!

On November 14th, the Vital Nodes project held its project kick-off meeting in Vienna. It is funded by the EU’s Horizon2020 R&D Programme and will run for 24 months, starting on 1 November 2017.

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New project SUMP Ukraine kicked off

On 8 November, a new 1-year-project kicked off that will develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and related infrastructure projects in the Ukrainian cities Poltawa and Schytomyr.

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CIVITAS Tool Inventory now online

The CIVITAS Forum conference in September 2017 in Torres Vedras saw the launch of the CIVITAS Tool Inventory, an online database developed jointly by SATELLITE and the SUMPs-Up project.

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2nd call for CIVITAS SATELLITE peer-to-peer activities open

The CIVITAS call for host and visiting cities is now officially open: Apply to join the 2018 programme to exchange with your peers on better and cleaner urban transport.

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Successful Joint CoEXist / MAVEN / TransAID workshop followed by the 2nd CoEXist consortium meeting

The joint workshop was held on 10 October and the 2nd consortium meeting on 11-12 October in Brussels, Belgium

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SUMP Registry now online

The project SUMPs-Up has launched an online SUMP Registry that allows cities to learn from previous SUMPs when developing their own.

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CoEXist involved in a session at the ITS World Congress 2017 (29.10.17 - 02.11.17)

Session SIS67 – Integrated Road Infrastructure for Mixed Vehicle Traffic Flow on 31 October 2017 at 15:00 - 16:30

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SUMP workshops in Thessaloniki

The first workshop of SUMPs-Up's 3-year long SUMP Learning Programme was held in Thessaloniki on October 19, followed by a workshop for Greek practitioners the next day.

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

On October 13, the Working Group consisting of 24 representatives of groups and associations relevant to transport policy, including council members, met for the second time. They discussed and commented on the draft strategy developed by Rupprecht Consult.

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SUMPs-Up at the CIVITAS Forum 2017

The SUMPs-Up team was out in full force at the CIVITAS Forum 2017. As well as having their own stand in the SUMP corner, they hosted a session on tools for data gathering, appraisal, and simulation and organised a World Cafe session on the administrative barriers to SUMP development.

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SAVE THE DATE: ELIPTIC-Workshop on thermal management in electric buses on 5th December 2017

How do we want to heat electric buses? Large batteries or diesel through the rear door?

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Rupprecht Consult out and about

On September 12, the team enjoyed a day of hiking

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Rupprecht Runners successful again

At the B2Run business event, the Team once again scored quite well.

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Register now for the ELIPTIC Workshop at the CIVITAS FORUM Conference 2017

Workshop title: Introducing e-buses in cities’ public transport systems

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Connected and automated driving (CAD) in CIVITAS cities session at CIVITAS Forum 2017

Session details: Day 3 – Friday, September 29, 9:30-11:30.

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Rupprecht Consult on a day out

On September 12, you may not be able to reach us by phone, we will be "out and about", hiking along the Ahr.

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Rupprecht Runners on the way

On September 7, the Rupprecht runners will once again take part in the Business run in Cologne.

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New trainees at Rupprecht Consult

On September 1, Lisa Bloß and Daniel Franco joined us.

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CoEXist empirical data collection with three CAVs on DICTM test track in Helmond, Netherlands

On 29-31 August 2017, a 3-day data collection was carried out by TASS International using three of their connected and automated vehicles (CAVs).

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SINTRAS – final report has been published

This report presents the final results of the SINTRAS study to examine the barriers to innovation in the fragmented European transport system - and to propose actions to overcome them. The Europe Union faces the challenge of meeting growing demand for transport with shrinking public financial resources, while reducing environmental impacts, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing dependency on imported hydrocarbons and lowering accident rates. The report examines five Focus Areas: connected driving and automation of transport, and the use of automated optimisation of traffic flows; transformation of infrastructure to address connectivity, resilience, new fuels and energy efficiency; smart mobility services (including provision and use of data, and urban mobility), freight and logistics; standardisation and interoperability; and alternative fuels other than electrification. Although technology development in the five Focus Areas is ongoing, the report finds that the main barriers [...]

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CoEXist project kicks-off in Versailles

The CoEXist Kick-off Meeting was held in Versailles, France on 7-9 June 2017.

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Future search workshop: strategic mobility concept for Bielefeld

On June 29, the wide range of stakeholders of both Working Group and Advisory Group gathered to develop goals and visions for the future development of mobility in Bielefeld.

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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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