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09.03.2015 Bonnie Fenton

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

On 25-26 February 2015, the TIDE project collaborated with the <link http:>CH4LLENGE and <link http:>SOLUTIONS projects to host a workshop in Brussels on incorporating innovative mobility measures into sustainable urban mobility planning. This was the third in a series of workshops organised for TIDE’s Circle of Innovative Cities – a group of cities following and learning from the work of the TIDE project The workshop included plenary presentations on innovation and sustainable urban mobility planning (Dr Susanne Böhler-Baedeker of Rupprecht Consult) and stakeholder involvement and cooperation in sustainable urban mobility (Ivo Cré of Polis). Case examples included:
  • the TIDE Circle City of Ghent’s B401 project: downgrading or removing a car viaduct as part of an SUMP (change of direction from the auto-focussed city) presented by Filip van de Velde.
  • City Connect: A programme of cycle improvements with a focus on health in West Yorkshire (structural change and creation of a new body) presented by Steve Heckley of the newly-established West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
  • Parkeer Service: Several cities sharing resources in parking management (regional cooperation) presented by John van Dijk of Parkeer in The Netherlands.
Participants also spent time working through and brainstorming solutions for some of the major challenges associated with sustainable urban mobility planning: participation; institutional cooperation; measure selection and policy packages; monitoring and evaluation; and financing and implementation. Presentations from the workshop are now available on the TIDE website: <link http: en events integrating-innovative-mobility-measures-with-sumps-25-26-february-2015>

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