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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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Final ACTUATE partner meeting and public conference held in Brussels

The final partner meeting and conference of the ACTUATE project (Advanced Training and Education for Safe Eco-driving of Clean Vehicles) took place on December 11 /12 2014 in Brussels. About 30 stakeholders from public transport companies and associations, educational organisations and clean vehicle industry attended the conference on Friday December 12 to hear about the outcomes of the project and the potentials in energy consumption and emissions reduction through eco-driving.

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Nous sommes Charlie

In solidarity with the victims of the cruel assassination of the Charlie Hebdo team.

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New paper on participatory mobility planning published with Elsevier

RC colleagues Miriam Lindenau and Susanne Böhler-Baedeker present state-of-the-art and new results on citizen and stakeholder involvement in sustainable urban mobility planning.

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E-learning launched in SOLUTIONS project

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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TIDE “brown bag lunch webinar” recording

Did you miss the TIDE “brown bag lunch webinar” on integrating innovative transport measures into a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan?

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Rupprecht Consult at SUMP conference in São Paulo, Brazil

On December 2, Susanne Böhler-Baedeker held a presentation titled "Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning: What are the experiences in Europe?" and participated in a panel discussion on experience exchange in the conference organised by EMBARQ Brazil.

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TRANSFORuM Roadmaps published on 8 December

On 8 December 2014, the FP7 project TRANSFORuM released four “stakeholder-driven” roadmaps towards the implementation of the European Commission’s White Paper on Transport.

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Rupprecht Consult member of The German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (GPSM)

The German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility is an initiative by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

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New SUTP publication on „Urban Mobility Plans“ launched at BAQ/EST 2014 in Colombo

The publication was co-authored by Susanne Böhler-Baedeker of Rupprecht Consult.

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Third SOLUTIONS eNewsletter online!

We are happy to present the third issue of the SOLUTIONS eNewsletter and wish you a pleasant read. Click here to read the third eNewsletter!

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Last Mile Logistics conference in Frankfurt on December 9

The CIVITAS network for the German-speaking regions of Europe is organising the event together with HOLM and IHK Frankfurt (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)

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TIDE Transferability Methodology presented during the Livable Cities Symposium in Izmir, Turkey

Bernard Gyergyay, consultant at Rupprecht Consult,  presented the TIDE Transferability Methodology at the Livable Cities Symposium in Izmir, Turkey. The event was co-organized by EMBARQ Turkey and Izmir Development Agency (IZKA). The main theme of the event was "Bikable and Walkable Cities". Over 270 representatives from local administrations and public institutions, experts from development agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders interested in sustainable urban mobility attended. While the event served as an important venue for dissemination of TIDE activities beyond the EU, the topic of effective transfer of innovative transport measures is also important and we hope the TIDE Transferability Methodology can help facilitate the future transfer of innovative urban mobility measures between the EU and Turkey. The proceedings of the event are available here: www.embarqturkiye-yasanabilirsehirler.org/en More information about the TIDE Transferability Methodology are [...]

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Transformation is possible. Roadmaps for the Future of Transport in Europe

Stakeholders gather at the TRANSFORuM conference in Brussels on 8 December

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A full week of CH4LLENGE activities in the Czech Republic

The project consortium has successfully held two key training events and a coordination meeting in the City of Brno, Czech Republic

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Fourth TIDE newsletter online!

We are happy to present the fourth issue of the TIDE newsletter. The past 6 months have been full of activities for TIDE partners: 5 workshops were organised, 2 handbooks produced and 10 moderated online learning courses offered! The project outcomes were presented at several conferences such as the ECOMM in Florence in May and the CIVITAS Forum in Casablanca in September. TIDE is now entering its final year and is actively preparing the national take-up seminars with its champion and lead cities. We hope to welcome you at one of the these events and in the meantime wish you a pleasant read! Click here to read the fourth TIDE newsletter!

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invitation to TIDE webinar

Webinar on innovation and SUMP on 11 December

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SWITCH - Call for Follower Cities is out now!!!

Become one of 20 SWITCH Follower Cities!!!

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2nd stakeholder forum on e-mobility in Rostock

More than forty stakeholders came together to fine-tune the action plan for Rostock’s e-mobility strategy 2030

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more PRESTO cycling fact sheets available in Russian

The cycling advocacy group Velosipedization in St Petersburg are making European cycling knowledge available to a Russian audience.

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CIVINET Deutscher Sprachraum - Leaflet now available

The CIVITAS network for the German-speaking regions of Europe has issued a comprehensive brochure.

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Open call for TIDE Study Tour Catalogue

Showcase your city's innovation for mobility

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TRANSFORuM video released

The TRANSFORuM project explained in 2:35 - plus Invitation to the final project conference!

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Final ACTUATE partner meeting and public conference in Brussels

On 11 and 12 December 2014, the final ACTUATE partners meeting and public conference will take place in Brussels.

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EU Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award for cities now open for applications!

The European Commission has now opened the 3rd annual edition of the EU’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award. Applications are currently being accepted from cities and regions for the award of EUR 10 000.

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CIVITAS CAPITAL Advisory Group Meeting on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

This Advisory Group (AG SUMP) met in Brussels for the first time on October 9 and 10.

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SmartMove 2nd Training Seminar in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Germany

On 9th and 10th October 2014, the consortium of the SmartMove project gathered in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, Germany for the 2nd Training Seminar and 2nd project meeting. This was the second of a series of five Training Seminars to be arranged by Rupprecht Consult. The first Training Seminar took place in Burgos, Spain end of June 2014. More information here. The main goal of the 2nd seminar was to identifying a common approach and setting up an implementation plan. Therefore various presentations were held and proactive workshops were organized on progressing and refining the Implementation Plan. This seminar has served also to support the further development of the Active Mobility consultancy approach in WP3 (Fundamental advancement of the existing AMC-approach). Based on the findings of the initial seminar, it was elaborated on how the specific pre-conditions and experiences from previous AMC Campaigns can lead into a common and comparable approach, benefitting from the experience of [...]

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