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New staff at Rupprecht Consult

On January 3, Marian Marsh joined the Integrated Planning team

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Rupprecht @ TRB Annual Meeting 2018

Rupprecht Consult will be represented by Siegfried Rupprecht and Bernard Gyergyay during the Transport Research Board Annual Meeting taking place 7th - 11th January in Washington, D.C..

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SUMPs-Up publishes report on status of SUMP take-up in Europe

What is the current state of play for SUMP development in European cities? What motivates cites to develop SUMPs? What barriers hamper progress? These and other key questions have been assessed in an extensive needs assessment by the project SUMPs-Up. A survey with 328 European cities, a focus group and interviews with 10 national experts were conducted. Read the main results report out now!

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Are buses with a diesel-powered heater true zero-emission buses?

The ELIPTIC project in cooperation with the German Association for Public Transport Operators (VDV) organised a workshop in Bremen on "Thermal Management of E-Buses", bringing together leading experts from transport operators, public sector and industry, discussing the question whether buses with a diesel-powered heater can truly be called zero-emission buses and how public transport operators can ensure an effective operation of buses while being committed to zero emissions.

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CoEXist presented at the 1st ART Projects Workshop

On 12th December 2017 Bernard Gyergyay (Rupprecht Consult) and Johan Olstam (VTI) represented the CoEXist project at the 1st ART Projects Workshop, which took place at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) in Brussels.

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FLOW portfolio of measures in Ukrainian

THE ROLE OF WALKING AND CYCLING IN REDUCING CONGESTION: A PORTFOLIO OF MEASURES is now available in Ukrainian. Many thanks to Kyiv Cyclists’ Federation who took the initiative to translate the portfolio. You can find the document here: http://h2020-flow.eu/resources/publications/ Enjoy reading!

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Rupprecht-Consult goes to Perú for a new project on SUMP development!

We will work towards the sustainable transport in Peruvian secondary cities, including the development of an SUMP in Trujillo!

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SUMP workshop in Brussels

The second workshop of SUMPs-Up's 3-year long SUMP Learning Programme (SLP) was held on December 4 and 5. A group of 18 participants from our first SLP group have been meeting in Brussels to discover more about visions, objectives and targets of SUMPs.

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FLOW presented at the 1st European conference on Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 Projects

On November 30th, 2017, the FLOW project was presented to an audience of over 200 people from research institutions, universities, local authorities and the European Commission as part of a panel of five projects under the common theme "New mobility patterns". FLOW sister project TRACE was among these five projects, along with ELIPTIC, EMPOWER and CIPTEC. The two-day conference (29-30 November) was offered by the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVIA). In total, 37 projects funded under Horizon 2020 were presented, spanning a wide range of topics under the umbrella of road transport research.

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Vital Nodes kicks off in Vienna!

On November 14th, the Vital Nodes project held its project kick-off meeting in Vienna. It is funded by the EU’s Horizon2020 R&D Programme and will run for 24 months, starting on 1 November 2017.

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New project SUMP Ukraine kicked off

On 8 November, a new 1-year-project kicked off that will develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and related infrastructure projects in the Ukrainian cities Poltawa and Schytomyr.

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CIVITAS Tool Inventory now online

The CIVITAS Forum conference in September 2017 in Torres Vedras saw the launch of the CIVITAS Tool Inventory, an online database developed jointly by SATELLITE and the SUMPs-Up project.

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2nd call for CIVITAS SATELLITE peer-to-peer activities open

The CIVITAS call for host and visiting cities is now officially open: Apply to join the 2018 programme to exchange with your peers on better and cleaner urban transport.

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Successful Joint CoEXist / MAVEN / TransAID workshop followed by the 2nd CoEXist consortium meeting

The joint workshop was held on 10 October and the 2nd consortium meeting on 11-12 October in Brussels, Belgium

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SUMP Registry now online

The project SUMPs-Up has launched an online SUMP Registry that allows cities to learn from previous SUMPs when developing their own.

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CoEXist involved in a session at the ITS World Congress 2017 (29.10.17 - 02.11.17)

Session SIS67 – Integrated Road Infrastructure for Mixed Vehicle Traffic Flow on 31 October 2017 at 15:00 - 16:30

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SUMP workshops in Thessaloniki

The first workshop of SUMPs-Up's 3-year long SUMP Learning Programme was held in Thessaloniki on October 19, followed by a workshop for Greek practitioners the next day.

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Second meeting of the Working Group: strategic mobility concept for Bielefeld

On October 13, the Working Group consisting of 24 representatives of groups and associations relevant to transport policy, including council members, met for the second time. They discussed and commented on the draft strategy developed by Rupprecht Consult.

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SUMPs-Up at the CIVITAS Forum 2017

The SUMPs-Up team was out in full force at the CIVITAS Forum 2017. As well as having their own stand in the SUMP corner, they hosted a session on tools for data gathering, appraisal, and simulation and organised a World Cafe session on the administrative barriers to SUMP development.

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SAVE THE DATE: ELIPTIC-Workshop on thermal management in electric buses on 5th December 2017

How do we want to heat electric buses? Large batteries or diesel through the rear door?

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