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The SWITCH Campaign Guide and Toolbox is now available

Practical advice for campaigns to promote a switchfrom car-based travel to active modes of travel

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SWITCH online course open to the public

The SWITCH online course has been made open to the public on Rupprecht Consult’s learning platform www.mobility-academy.eu/SWITCH. The course is among the key outputs of the SWITCH project, which supports cities that wish to organise and run campaigns that encourage citizens to “switch” short urban trips from their car to active modes of travel such as walking and cycling. The SWITCH methodology is based on four key elements: - Personalised Travel Planning, that is, individually tailored support for individual people through information, advice, recommendations for cycling routes etc.- Positive and personalised health arguments to highlight the direct and concrete benefits one can gain from active transport.- Use of ICT tools that can monitor, reward and remind people of active mobility routines; this is intended to deepen new forms of mobility to lasting habits.- A focus on people in a so-called life change moment (e.g. when they [...]

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Traffic Snake Game in German Journal for Traffic Education

Article published about German traffic snake “Zora Zisch”

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SOLUTIONS project final conference 14-15 April 2016 in Berlin

“Transport in action: boosting the takeup of sustainable urban mobility solutions”

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The last Russian Infrastructure Fact Sheets

The last Russian Fact Sheets from the Infrastructure section are now available for download

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Student visit at Rupprecht Consult

Breda University students joined our company for a study trip

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Four brand new SUMP Kits to be published

Available on CH4LLENGE and ELTIS websites in March 2016

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New project on automated transport and smart mobility services

Service contract "Towards a Single and Innovative European Transport System"

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Velo-city 2016: FLOW

Cycling Measures - A Cause of Congestion or a Solution to It?

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... and we practice local customs

... like dressing up for Weiberfastnacht or Wieverfastelovend (Women's Carnival)

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We practice what we preach

In 2015, we at Rupprecht Consult saved 10.961 kg of CO2 by travelling by rail rather than car.

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TRANSFORuM project has finished

After TRANSFORuM’s final outputs have already been released in 2015, the project has now officially been closed. We take this as an opportunity to invite everyone to again to peruse its key publications, mainly the four roadmaps towards the following goals of the European White Paper on Transport: o clean urban mobilityo long-distance freighto high-speed railo multimodal transport information, management and payment systems In addition, TRANSFORuM also resulted in “Recommendations on Joint Actions across Thematic Areas” and a “Strategic Outlook” document, looking beyond 2030. These documents and more are available on our own website and on the project library. Enjoy reading!

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Registration is open for the 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, 12-13 April 2016, Bremen

The SUMP Conference is the principal annual event for all those involved in turning the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept into practice. Be one of the 300 delegates from across Europe to attend this free event. An outline agenda and the online registration are now available on the Eltis website.

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Short video on CIVITAS DYN@MO now available

A happy new year from the DYN@MO consortium!

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SWITCH project final conference on 14 April 2016

Embracing active travel for health

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Webinar: Active mobility consultancy in eight European rural regions on January 25, at 2:00 CET

Example of a successful campaign in the Liszki District near Kraków.

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Webinar: Active mobility consultancy in rural areas on January 21, 2:00 PM

Featuring examples from Kreis Euskirchen (DE) (webinar will be held in German)

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Best Environmental Management Practice for the Public Administration Sector

Final draft is now published!

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ELIPTIC holds first User Forum workshop in Berlin

Public transport operators, authorities and cities met on 13 November in Berlin to discuss the needs and requirements for optimizing electric public transport in the 1st ELIPTIC User Forum.

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SWITCH Progress Meeting

The SWITCH progress meeting was held in our office in Cologne on December 1st and 2nd.Participants from Gdansk (Poland), Antwerp (Belgium), Vienna (Austria), Donastia/San Sebastian (Spain) and London Borough of Hounslow (UK) successfully presented first results from their behaviour change campaigns. RC is responsible for Follower Cities which would like to adapt the SWITCH approach to a local campaign. 11 cities have already drafted an implementation scenario for their cities which will be reviewed by our technical partners like Walk21, the European Cyclist’s Federation, and more. In a meeting break nearly all participants took advantage to test the new bike sharing system in Cologne. Not even the bad weather could stop the group.And a big compliment to Steven Windey (red circled) who cycled to the progress meeting! His starting point was his hometown Antwerp. Nearly 250 km for one way. Congratulation Steven! That is a real commitment and shows that not only short car [...]

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