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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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Contract signed for new project SUMPs-Up

SUMPS-Up is the European Programme for accelerating the take up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

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CIVITAS SATELLITE kicks off in Brussels!

Last week, on 7-8 July, the CIVITAS SATELLITE project held its project kick-off meeting at Polis in Brussels.

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4th meeting of the Member States Expert Group on Urban Mobility

On 29 June 2016, the Expert Group met in Brussels, chaired by DG Move. Susanne had the honour to present to representatives from the Member States the results of the CAPITAL Advisory Group on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP), which has focused its work on the national frameworks for SUMPs.

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Stakeholder meeting in Zotermeer to discuss the development of the urban node Rotterdam

On July 1st, stakeholders from the national, regional and local level and the urban nodes consortium met to discuss how Rotterdam as an urban node should develop. Purpose of the meeting was the test of a methodology to assess different measures and projects planned for the region. Panteia provided an online consultation tool to facilitate the group discussion on which projects are most important and should be prioritised in order to improve the efficiency of the regional transport system.

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RC outing to celebrate20 years of Rupprecht Consult

On July 5, the team started on an adventurous hike along the Natursteig Sieg

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Job opening: we are 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. Our trainee programme includes project management assistance, support in developing new EU research projects, participation in analytical work, and event organisation. In addition to a relevant scientific background (ideally including smart e-mobility and innovative public transport concepts), our future trainee has excellent communication skills and inter­national cooperation experience. Please send your application to info@rupprecht-consult.eu by 8 Aug 2016.   Please find some more information here.

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SOLUTIONS eNewsletter - May 2016

CONTENT 1. Urban Mobility Implementation Action Days 2. The SOLUTIONS Network 3. E-learning winners 4. Latest news 5. Upcoming events See the eNewsletter here and for further information visit the SOLUTIONS website. Enjoy reading!

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SmartMove On-line training course launched

A free and easy-to-use online course gives you insights into the SmartMove approach

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SWITCH

Final Newsletter published

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Site visit of the European Commission to the City of Aachen on the progress of CIVITAS DYN@MO

New charging station at the monastery of City of Aachen forms as symbol for the use of electric vehicles

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ELIPTIC Consortium meeting and User Forum meeting in Gdynia

60 practitioners in the field of innovative electric public transport gathered in Poland to exchange their experience within the ELIPTIC project.

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1st SINTRAS workshop held in Warszawa

Ten stakeholders discussed key barriers towards a single and innovative European Transport System - and ideas to overcome these.

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FLOW presented at the European Conference on Mobility Management in Athens

Bonnie Fenton from Rupprecht Consult presented the FLOW project at the European Conference on Mobility Management in Athens, Greece on 3 June 2016. The conference attracted practitioners and decision makers from across Europe and featured Tim Papandreou, Director of the Office of Innovation at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of the City of Vienna.   There was strong interest in FLOW’s claim that the transportation benefits of walking and cycling need to be emphasised and measured along with the economic, health and environmental benefits. Particular interest was shown in FLOW’s Market Forerunners component, which brings together consultants who work with transport modelling tools to demonstrate the need for accurate and appropriate inclusion of cyclists and pedestrians in transport modelling tools so that they are accurately represented in the outcomes of modelling activities.   For more information on the FLOW Market [...]

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SOLUTIONS eLearning winners attend final conference in Berlin

Two participants from the SOLUTIONS project’s e-learning programme were awarded for their dedicated involvement in the online courses.

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SINTRAS – your input is appreciated

Stakeholder survey on barriers to a single and innovative European transport system

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Bus trip to the future

The EBSF project has issued its second newsletter

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SmartMove On-line training course for rural mobility marketing

The Smart Move project promotes the use of public transport in rural areas through the active mobility consultancy (AMC) concept. The central objective of the project is to promote the use of existing public transport services via a personalised travel marketing approach.   As part of the SmartMove project we have developed a free, easy-to-use online course that offers insights into the SmartMove approach. It provides background information and presents the first-hand experiences of SmartMove project partners.   The course discussion forum allows you to discuss your concerns and questions with other participants and the project team. In addition, every Tuesday between May 24 and June 28 we are offering virtual office hours. Please contact us between 10:00 and 12:00 and we will provide our assistance and advice on developing an AMC campaign.   Please click here to access both the course and the forum.   The SmartMove team!

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SmartMove final conference

Registration now open! June 22, Cologne, Germany

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FLOW project 3rd Consortium Meeting takes place in Lisbon

The project team has gathered for their 3rd consortium meeting in Lisbon, Portugal - which included an Exchange Cities workshop and Lisbon local forum from 27-29 April 2016.

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Europe’s Traffic Snakes met in Cologne

Joint Traffic Snake Game Workshop successfully held at Rupprecht Consult from 10-11 May 2016

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Great success of the first ELIPTIC - CiViTAS webinar

The first ELIPTIC - CiViTAS webinar took place on the 29th of April 2016. The webinar was entitled “Optimised braking energy recovery in electric public transport systems” and it is the first of a series of three scheduled throughout the ELIPTIC project.

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Inspiring SUMP conference in Bremen with more than 400 attendees from 39 countries

It was the principal annual event for all those involved in turning the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept into practice.

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The SWITCH Campaign Guide and Toolbox is now available

Practical advice for campaigns to promote a switch from car-based travel to active modes of travel

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SWITCH online course open to the public

The SWITCH online course has been made open to the public on Rupprecht Consult’s learning platform www.mobility-academy.eu/SWITCH. The course is among the key outputs of the SWITCH project, which supports cities that wish to organise and run campaigns that encourage citizens to “switch” short urban trips from their car to active modes of travel such as walking and cycling.   The SWITCH methodology is based on four key elements:   -          Personalised Travel Planning, that is, individually tailored support for individual people through information, advice, recommendations for cycling routes etc. -          Positive and personalised health arguments to highlight the direct and concrete benefits one can gain from active transport. -          Use of ICT tools that can monitor, reward and remind people of active mobility routines; this is intended to deepen new forms of mobility to lasting habits. -          A focus on people in a so-called life change moment (e.g. when they [...]

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Traffic Snake Game in German Journal for Traffic Education

Article published about German traffic snake “Zora Zisch”

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