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ELIPTIC partner meeting and local workshops in Leipzig and Eberswalde

Between 9 – 12 November 2015, the ELIPTIC partners came together for a succesful consortium meeting in Leipzig, Germany. In addition, two ELIPTIC local technical workshops were organised in conjunction with the 10-11 November partner meeting, namely on 9 November 2015 in Leipzig and on 12 November in Eberswalde.

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First issue of the FLOW newsletter!

Welcome to the first issue of our FLOW newsletter! The mission of the FLOW project is to put walking and cycling on an equal footing with motorised modes as a solution to tackle urban congestion, by developing a user-friendly methodology, involving traffic modelling, to assess the effectiveness of walking and cycling measures. FLOW is supported by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. The FLOW newsletter aims to keep you informed about the projects progress and intermediate results. In this first issue you will learn more about the FLOW objectives, expected outputs and the work done so far, as well as about the exciting opportunities for cities to join the project through our Exchange and Follower city programmes. Each issue will also put one of the FLOW cities and partners in the spotlight starting with Budapest and the European Cyclist Federation. We encourage you to stay informed and sign up to receive the newsletter at www.h2020-flow.eu. We wish you a [...]

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Two new publications from CIVITAS DYN@MO

At the CIVITAS Forum 2015 in Ljubljana the CIVITAS DYN@MO project presented two recently published new brochures focusing on electromobility and sharing schemes. The brochures are the two final ones of a series of four brochures that each focus on one specific topic addressed by the DYN@MO project.

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Graham Cavanagh joined Rupprecht Consult

He has been awarded a German Chancellor Fellowship to research Non-Motorised Transport, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, and Integrated Urban Transport in collaboration with Rupprecht Consult.

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Pilot version of SUMP Self-Assessment Scheme launched for peer review

Rupprecht Consult has developed a pioneering SUMP Self-Assessment Scheme that is currently undergoing a period of testing by planning authorities and mobility practitioners. The free, online self-assessment tool enables planning authorities to demonstrate the compliance of their mobility planning process with the European Commission‘s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) concept.   Based on the plan-making steps of the „Guidelines – developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan“ (January 2014), the self-assessment scheme comprises 100 questions divided into nine sections. These cover the early stages of planning, such as the commitment of a city to sustainable mobility principles, through to scenario development, mobility measure selection and finally plan adoption.   The rationale for providing a SUMP self-assessment tool and the structure of the scheme were explained during webinars held on 22nd and 29th October 2015. The subsequent pilot phase for testing of [...]

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The first ELIPTIC newsletter was released

The ELIPTIC consortium is pleased to welcome you to the first newsletter of ELIPTIC - a project that will shape the future and change the way electric public transport and rolling stock are integrated into existing electric infrastructure.   The ELIPTIC newsletter aims to keep you informed about the project’s progress and intermediate results. In this first issue, you will learn about the ELIPTIC objectives and expected outputs as well as the work done so far.   To read the newsletter, click here.  

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CIVINET Deutscher Sprachraum - Training in Berlin on October 28

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Alexandra surprised her colleagues with a Rupprecht Consult cake

To celebrate her start at Rupprecht Consult, Alexandra baked a Rupprecht Consult cake for today's office meeting.

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TIDE Final Conference in Barcelona: 3 years of cooperation on mainstreaming innovative measures in the field of urban mobility

Around 120 decision makers and transport technicians from local authorities interested in integrating innovations in their urban mobility policies, and professionals concerned by innovation in urban transport attended the Final Conference of the TIDE project (Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe) that took place in Barcelona on 15- 16 September.

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Schools wanted! Who wants to play the Traffic Snake Game?

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Rupprecht Consult cycles 4,500km and saves 850 kg CO²

Successful ending of Cycle to Work campaign

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2nd Newsletter of the SWITCH project released

The second issue of the SWITCH newsletter has just been released. The project is now officially half way through. Many activities have happened in the past months and we are pleased to present a round-up of developments from SWITCH and our implementation cities.   Most cities have launched their local campaigns and have engaged with hundreds of individuals, children, parents, teachers, employees, and seniors, to get them on board and encourage a shift to walking and cycling or use of public transport.   A set of fact sheets on the local campaigns (in national languages) are available to download from the website. Our SWITCH experts have worked hard to develop a sound methodology about how to apply the SWITCH approach to travel behaviour change campaigns.   The SWITCH toolbox will guide you through all phases of a campaign from scoping to segmentation of the target audience, developing  service  packages  and monitoring change. The SWITCH Toolbox will be unveiled to a wider [...]

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SOLUTIONS e-learning Fall 2015 now launched!

Learn about innovative solutions for fostering sustainable urban mobility in cities and regions around the world from the comfort of your office or home!

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FLOW project website online!

Visit our project website for the most up-to-date information about FLOW: www.h2020-flow.eu

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First apprentice at Rupprecht Consult

On September 1, Alexandra Kitzing started a 2,5 yearlong apprenticeship

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SmartMove Seminar: Rural Sustainable Mobility and a Proactive Marketing Approach

Thursday, 21st October 2015, 09:00-17:00 EEST – ELECTRA Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece Public transport services in many rural and peri-urban areas are threatened by increasing private car use, changing demographics and reduced budgets.

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Presentation about TRANSFORuM at SCCER mobility, Zurich

The Swiss high-profile research grouping on mobility invited Ralf Brand for a keynote about the European White Paper on Transport and the TRANSFORuM project.

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Rupprecht Runners finish strong in Cologne Business Run

On 13 August the Rupprecht Runners completed their 2nd HRS Business Run

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ELIPTIC Project opens Call for Twinning Cities!

ELIPTIC is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to develop new use concepts and business cases in order to optimise existing electric infrastructure and rolling stock, saving both money and energy. The project is coordinated by City of Bremen and will run between June 2015 and May 2018.

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2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans took place in Bucharest

Romania hosted the 2nd SUMP conference, an annual event organised by ENDURANCE, the European SUMP network, with the support of Eltis - the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

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Launch of new EBSF_2 bus systems project as part of Horizon 2020

UITP has launched the EBSF_2 project (European Bus System of the Future 2) during its World Congress & Exhibition in Milan, a project that will continue the drive for bus system innovation that began under the first EBSF project.

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Eurotransport magazine features article about TRANSFORuM

"The Roadmap to achieve EU goals on urban mobility" is the title of an article written by seven TRANSFORuM team members in the latest issue of the Eurotransport magazine.

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3rd DYN@MO Consortium meeting took place in Koprivnica

On 10-11 June about 45 representatives from the DYN@MO partnership met in Koprivnica, Croatia, for the project’s 3rd Consortium meeting to discuss the results of 30 months of DYN@MO cooperation.

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FLOW project has kicked off in Budapest

The project team has started off on the right foot, together refining the project’s activities and conceptual framework in Budapest, Hungary from 10-11 June 2015.

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TIDE project wins 2015 EPOMM award for comprehensive policy exchange on bicycle parking strategies

The policy exchange between the cities of Groningen and Donostia/San Sebastian has earned the TIDE project first place in EPOMM’s 2015 Best International Policy Transfer Award.

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TRANSFORuM outputs overview table

All TRANSFORuM results out now in four different formats.

We are proud to present the main project outputs in a whole range of formats.

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SWITCH: YouTube channel released

The SWITCH project has released a YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBWY-hFEsdtZHqWq9H150OA   Short interviews about the SWITCH project were given by project partners. All presentations of the last workshop in Gdansk in April 2014 were also filmed and can be seen on our new channel.   It is worth watching them!

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Traffic Snake Zora Zisch at “Day of Good Life” in Cologne

The first car-free day in Cologne-Sülz was an overwhelming success and Traffic Snake Zora Zisch was part of it

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How to build and operate an efficient trolleybus system

A new trolley brochure has been published by UITP.

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Joint TIDE and SOLUTIONS Workshop: Cutting-edge solutions for advanced cities

The workshop took place on the 28th May at the Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum

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Save the date - 2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

16 - 17 June 2015, Bucharest, Romania

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SWITCH leaflet on active travel is out now!

SWITCH uses information and communication technologies (ICT), and personalised travel planning advice supported by strong health arguments to encourage people in a period of life change to switch from short car journeys to more walking and cycling.   A leaflet with all important and relavant information about the SWITCH project is out now. Please downlaod it from our website.   More information about the SWITCH project can be found on the project website: www.switchtravel.eu

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Guidelines for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning now available in Ukrainian

The Ukrainian NGO FORZA translated this important guidance document.

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SWITCH meeting with SWITCH consortium and Follower Cities in Gdansk on April 09, 2015

Both the SWITCH consortium and nearly 30 Follower Cities met for the first time in Gdansk. Title of the workshop was "Getting everyone on board – Follower Cities and SWITCH partners: Designing a Personalised Travel Planning campaign scenario." Aim of the workshop was to get familiar with the SWITCH project, share experience and first steps towards an implementation scenario with SWITCH components.   All presentations from the workshop can be downloaded: www.switchtravel.eu/#!events/cvxx   The Follower Cities within the SWITCH project are so far:   Aarhus (Denmark) Almada (Portugal) Aviles (Spain) Bielefeld (Germany) Bologna (Italy) Cork (Ireland) Dresden (Germany) Ferrara (Italy) Heerhugowaard (Netherlands) Koprivnica (Croatia) Krusevac (Serbia) Ljutomer (Slovenia) Norwich (UK) Nova-Gorica (Slovenia) Oostende (Belgium) Palma (Spain) Ploiesti (Romania) Ponferrada (Spain) Prague (Chzech Republik) Reading (UK) Riga (Latvia) Skopje (Macedonia) Sofia [...]

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Rupprecht Consult interviewed by German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM)

In the interview, our mission, approaches and main activities were revealed.

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New projects on their way

Rupprecht Consult is currently negotiating three new projects with the European Commission.

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TRANSFORuM released all summary documents

For our time-pressed audience we provided summaries of all of TRANSFORuM's key outputs.

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TRANSFORuM provides input to European Parliament hearing

The TRAN Committee of the European Parliament invited TRANSFORuM for input to the hearing: "WHITE PAPER ON TRANSPORT: taking stock and the way forward towards sustainable mobility"

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ACTUATE eco-driving starter kit is now available!

The European project “ACTUATE - Advanced Training and Education for Safe Eco-driving of Clean Vehicles” focused on the importance of safe eco-driving of clean vehicles and provided public transport operators with the opportunity to introduce and test safe eco-driving trainings. The ACTUATE project ended January 31, 2015 and all project materials, e-Learning courses and a starter-kit are now available in a variety of languages.

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TIDE/CH4LLENGE/SOLUTIONS Workshop in Brussels

Three projects teamed up to present a workshop on integrating innovative mobility measures into sustainable urban mobility planning

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TRANSFORuM results presented at EESC hearing.

Siegfried Rupprecht presents today key results of the TRANSFORuM project at the EESC hearing "White Paper on Transport: where do we stand?"

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Release of 5th and final TRANSFORuM newsletter.

The FP7 project TRANSFORuM has just released its last newsletter with information about its key outputs.

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Third CIVITAS Activity Fund call to open on 30 March

The third call of the CIVITAS Activity Fund will be launched on 30 March 2015, focussing on the uptake of CIVITAS tools and offering a total of 60.000 EUR. The CIVITAS Activity Fund aims to support take-up activities in the field of sustainable urban mobility to cities across Europe.

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SmartMove - Brochure on Active Mobility Consulting

Brochure is now available in our six SmartMove "partner" languages

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TIDE workshops on innovation and sustainable urban mobility planning

Between 24 and 26 February 2015 the TIDE project saw over 60 participants in two workshops in Brussels. Topics of the events: making innovation happen, future research priorities and sustainable urban mobility planning.

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200 participants from 56 countries join the SOLUTIONS online course on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

SOLUTIONS is offering six free online courses, moderated by experts in the field and offering opportunities to connect to mobility practitioners from all over the world through each course’s online discussion forum.

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11:11 a.m. in Cologne

The inevitable, delectable, obvious, eagerly awaited, wonderful Carnival did not spare our team this year either.

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New starting date for SOLUTIONS e-learning courses

Monday, 9 February marks the start of the SOLUTIONS online courses. Register now to gain free, unlimited access to courses on innovative solutions for fostering sustainable urban mobility!

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TRANSFORuM "Recommendations" released

The "Recommendations on Joint Actions across Thematic Areas", which is one of the key outputs of the TRANSFORuM project is now available.

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E-mobility strategy of City of Rostock ready for Council decision

By means of an electric mobility strategy and an action plan, the Hanseatic City of Rostock pursues a coordinated expansion of its previous e-mobility activities and the long-term establishment of e-mobility in the city and the region.

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