Project Details

FLOW

The goal of FLOW was to put walking and cycling on an equal footing with motorised modes of transport when it comes to the ability to reduce urban congestion. In order to achieve this, FLOW made improvements to existing transport modelling tools and developed an impact assessment tool which assesses the impact of walking and cycling activities on urban transport network performance (i.e. congestion) as well as on other socio-economic factors.

FLOW

Project details

Duration 05/2015 – 04/2018

Website http://www.h2020-flow.eu

Coordinator Rupprecht Consult GmbH

Project goal

FLOW was the first project explicitly linking walking and cycling with congestion reduction. The project took a trans-disciplinary approach to congestion reduction, aiming to integrate the FLOW methodology and congestion assessment tools into the current standard transport impact analysis process. Its objectives were:

  • To define the role of walking and (safe) cycling in congestion reduction;
  • To develop and apply tools for assessing the congestion-reducing impacts of various walking and cycling measures;
  • To demonstrate and assess the congestion reducing impact of walking and cycling;
  • To actively support take-up of congestion reducing measures by public administrations;
  • To increase awareness of the congestion reducing potential of walking and cycling;
  • To foster the market for new walking and cycling products and services for congestion reduction;
  • To provide facts on the congestion-reducing potential of walking and cycling.

Results

The FLOW Partner Cities (Budapest, Dublin, Gdynia, Lisbon, Munich, Sofia) applied improved microscopic and/or macroscopic transport simulation models developed in the project. FLOW also connected directly with the private sector (especially major urban transport consulting and planning companies), encouraging them to take an active role in innovative congestion reduction by integrating walking and cycling measures in the congestion-related products and services they offer. Building on these results, the tangible outputs of FLOW include:

  • A portfolio of walking and cycling measures relevant for congestion reduction
  • A conceptual framework on the role of walking and cycling in congestion reduction strategies
  • Revised calibration of existing transport modelling software to more accurately reflect walking and cycling as urban transport modes and a user-friendly tool to help cities evaluate the impacts of walking and cycling measures on congestion
  • Implementation scenarios in 6 FLOW partner cities
  • Roadmaps for congestion reducing walking and cycling measures in 9 FLOW Exchange Cities
  • Video presenting the FLOW principles and solutions for the layperson
  • A series of three webinars and e-courses on the FLOW methodology, using the FLOW tools and the policy context for cycling and walking measures as a means of congestion reduction
  • For practitioners: Walking and Cycling: A Multimodal Approach to Congestion Management - FLOW project summary and recommendations
  • For decision-makers: Walking, Cycling and Congestion: 15 Quick Facts for Cities (available in 12 languages)
  • For consultancies: Using FLOW’s Multimodal Transport Analysis Techniques in the Transport Planning Profession

Role of Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult was the Project Coordinator and responsible for FLOW’s administrative and financial management. Rupprecht Consult was also responsible for implementation scenarios and take-up for congestion busting measures in FLOW (work package 3) and provided technical support in implementation for the cities of Munich (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal), and was also responsible for training, exchange and network building (work package 4).

Contact details

Kristin Tovaas
+49 221 6060 55 24
k.tovaas@rupprecht-consult.eu

Bonnie Fenton
+49 173 726 3681
b.fenton@rupprecht-consult.eu

Project partners

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Related resources

FLOW Leaflet (overview brochure) [PDF]

FLOW Newsletter 1 (December 2015) [PDF]

FLOW Newsletter 2 (June 2016) [PDF]

FLOW Newsletter 3 (November 2016) [PDF]

FLOW Newsletter 4 (May 2017) [PDF]

FLOW Newsletter 5 (December 2017) [PDF]

FLOW Newsletter 6 (April 2018) [PDF]

FLOW Analysing the Impact of Walking and Cycling on Urban Road Performance - A Conceptual Framework [PDF]

FLOW Multimodal Analysis Methodology [PDF]

FLOW Impact Assessment Tool [XLSX]

FLOW Impact Assessment Tool Guideline [PDF]

FLOW Study Budapest - How can a transport model be integrated to the strategic transport planning approach [PDF]

FLOW The Role of Walking and Cycling in Reducing Congestion - A Portfolio of Measures (UK) [PDF]

FLOW The Role of Walking and Cycling in Reducing Congestion - A Portfolio of measures (UA) [PDF]

FLOW Presentation: Making active modes count in transport planning [PDF]

FLOW e-Course "Congestion and your City: the FLOW approach" [PDF]

FLOW e-Course "FLOW and transport modelling: Looking at the tools" [PDF]

FLOW e-Course "Putting it all together: The policy context of applying the FLOW tools" [PDF]

FLOW Implementers Guide Multimodal Approach (UK) [PDF]

FLOW Implementers Guide Multimodal Approach (BG) [PDF]

FLOW Implementers Guide Multimodal Approach (IE) Coisíocht, Rothaíocht agus Brú tráchta [PDF]

FLOW Implementers Guide Multimodal Approach (DE) Fußgänger, Radfahrer und Staus [PDF]

FLOW Implementers Guide Multimodal Approach (PT) Peões, Ciclistas e o Congestionamento [PDF]

FLOW Implementers Guide Multimodal Approach (HU) Gyalogosok, kerékpárosok és forgalmi dugók [PDF]

FLOW Implementers Guide Multimodal Approach (PL) Ruch pieszy, ruch rowerowy I korki uliczne [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (HU) GYALOGLÁS, KERÉKPÁROZÁS ÉS A FORGALMI DUGÓK 15 TÉNY DÖNTÉSHOZÓK SZÁMÁRA [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (FR) MARCHE À PIED, VÉLO ET CONGESTION URBAINE: 15 CHIFFRES CLÉS [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (IT) MOBILITÀ PEDONALE, MOBILITÀ CICLISTICA E CONGESTIONE STRADALE 15 PUNTI CHIAVE [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (PT) PEÖES, CICLISTAS E 0 CONGESTIONAVENTO 15 FACTOS RÄPIDOS PARA AS CIDADES [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (PL) RUCH PIESZY I ROWEROWY A KORKI ULICZNE 15 CIEKAWOSTEK DLA MIAST [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (BG) ХОДЕНЕТО ПЕШ, ВЕЛОСИПЕДНИЯТ ТРАНСПОРТ И ЗАДРЪСТВАНИЯТА: 15 КРАТКИ ФАКТИ [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (RU) ПЕШЕХОДНОЕ И ВЕЛОСИПЕДНОЕ ДВИЖЕНИЕ И ПРОБКИ: 15 БЫСТРЫХ ФАКТОВ [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (UK) Walking, Cycling and Congestion: 15 Quick Facts for Cities [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (UA) ПІШОХІДНИЙ ТА ВЕЛОСИПЕДНИЙ РУХ І ЗАТОРИ 15 OCHOBHMX OAKTIB [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (ES) CAMINAR, PEDALEAR Y CONGESTIÓN: 15 PUNTOS CLAVES PARA LA CIUDAD [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (IE) COISÍOCHT, ROTHAÍOCHT AGUS BRÚ TRÁCHTA 15 FHÍRIC GHASTA [PDF]

FLOW Quick Facts (DE) FUßGÄNGER, RADFAHRER UND STAUS 15 Kurzinfos für Städte [PDF]

FLOW Multimodal Approach (UK) Recommendations and Summary [PDF]

FLOW Multimodal Approach (IE) Bainisti'ocht Ilmhódach don Bhrú Tráchta [PDF]

FLOW Multimodal Approach (DE) Ein Multimodaler Ansatz für das Staumanagement [PDF]

FLOW Multimodal Approach (HU) Multimodális koncepció a forgalmi torlódások kezelésére [PDF]

FLOW Multimodal Approach (PT) Uma abordagem multimodal à gestão do congestionamento [PDF]

FLOW Multimodal Approach (BG) Recommendations and Summary [PDF]

FLOW Multimodal Approach (PL) Multimodalne podejście do zarządzania zatorami drogowymi [PDF]

FLOW Video [PDF]

How walking and cycling can reduce congestion: tools for cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LZG_e15EKY