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3rd DYN@MO Consortium meeting took place in Koprivnica

01.07.2015

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.

One focus of the meeting was on evaluation - a core activity in every CIVITAS measure. DYN@MO Evaluation Managers from all cities accompanied by Measure Leaders and Site Coordinators presented case examples of evaluation approaches for different DYN@MO measures. In the remaining project lifetime both impact and process evaluation will be a top priority as a central aim of the project is to make the results and outcomes of the project available to the wider CIVITAS community. The DYN@MO consortium had also a chance to participate in the inauguration of Koprivnica’s pedelec sharing system. The first station was established in the recently opened University North campus area, targeting especially students. The pedelecs are now integrated into the existing city bike-sharing scheme. On the second day, two training workshops took place: One on e-fleets, hosted by the City of Aachen and on SUMPs, hosted by the City of Koprivnica. In Aachen, there are several on-going initiatives promoting electric mobility, among them Velocity – a large scale pedelec sharing system, and car-sharing with e-cars within the Cambio car sharing scheme. The development and integration of a large e-fleet is also planned for the city administration in Aachen. Based on its well-structured SUMP approach Aachen can be considered as one of the electromobility forerunners in Germany. The host city Koprivnica is the first city in Croatia that has established an electric municipal car-sharing and pedelec-sharing scheme. During the DYN@MO project, all four DYN@MO cities have developed an SUMP or further developed their existing transport plans. Koprivnica has developed its first SUMP, Palma and Gdynia have improved their existing mobility plans to fulfil better the European principles for sustainable urban mobility planning and Aachen has an ambitious plan to promote a more regional approach to mobility planning and increase cooperation between the cities in the region. During the workshop the cities shared their experiences on the process of preparing an SUMP, citizen participation and how to evaluate the success of the SUMP in reaching the goals. SUMP can be seen as an organisational change that demands more intensive cooperation between different sectors in the city but also with other stakeholders and adopting a new planning culture. A key issue, when it comes to stakeholder involvement, is to get everybody to commit to the common vision that then provides the basis for the implementation of practical measures. When communicating about the SUMP, the most important issue is not the fact that the city has a new strategic plan but how it influences the life of citizens and improves the living environment. All municipal organisations should be involved in promotion of the plan. Participants concluded that is not only the task of the transport department.

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Marcel Braun

+49 221 6060 55 20

m.braun@rupprecht-consult.eu

Hana Peters

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h.peters@rupprecht-consult.eu