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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.

The FLOW project, co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, got together 27-29 April for the 3rd consortium meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.  The event was organised by the project coordinator, Rupprecht Consult, together with the city of Lisbon.
More than 75 people gathered together to participate in the FLOW 3rd consortium meeting, which included partner city presentations, an overall update looking back on the first year of FLOW, as well as an Exchange Cities workshop, where six partner cities and support partners were ‘twinned’ with nine exchange cities to offer feedback and consulting on their cycling, walking, and transport modelling initiatives. The nine new exchange cities include: Izmir, Turkey; Greater Manchester, UK; Zurich, Switzerland; Nicosia, Cyprus; Örebro, Sweden; Pisa, Italy; Ploiesti, Romania; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Tallinn, Estonia. The exchanges received overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding this unique opportunity to share insights into best practices for planning and implementing cycling and walking into specific city contexts – as many twinned cities shared both common challenges as well as ambitions for solutions to address these issues.The FLOW 3rd consortium meeting also included a Lisbon Local Forum at which the Deputy Mayor of Social Rights for the City of Lisbon, João Afonso, was also in attendance; and opened the forum with a discussion on ‘The Street as a Social Right’.After three-days full of insightful presentations and discussions, the project teams are on schedule to continue planning and implementing their cycling and walking initiatives with the goal of instigating a mode-share shift away from privately owned vehicles to active modes in order to reduce congestion in cities across Europe.

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