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Mobility Update October 2011

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 15 Jan 2015

Welcome to the Eltis Mobility Update!

Perhaps you have guessed from Eltis’ new look and the many new case studies that are being added each month that much work is underway to improve the site.  But, still, does it meet your needs – and how do you use it?  What could be done to improve it?  Does it influence how you do your work?  We want Eltis to be as useful to you as possible. One way you can help us with this is to give us your views by taking a few minutes to complete the short online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8XRNYL - and if you leave us your email address you even get the chance to win a prize.  Thanks in advance for your help.

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Study shows health benefits of bike sharing schemes (Spain)

A study of the health impacts of the Bicing bike sharing scheme in Barcelona, shows that the initiative saves 12 lives every year. In addition, the scheme reduced annual CO2 emissions by an estimated 9.000 metric tons.
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Electric SPARTACUS tram to connect Belgium and The Netherlands

The Flemish government has decided to implement a high-speed electric tramway between the cities of Hasselt (Belgium) and Maastricht (The Netherlands). The choice of electric power for the line implies a higher investment cost, but this will pay for itself through lower running costs. The new line has the potential to attract 6.8 million passengers per year.
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New interactive e-book by the ManagEnergy Education Corner
A new interactive e-book, entitled: "Reduce your footprint and change your world", reminds students how they can contribute to 2020 targets by using sustainable modes of transport, choosing energy efficient and eco-friendly products, recycling, buying local produce, and becoming involved in the sustainability process.
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Bremen inaugurates first bicycle barometer (Germany)
Bremen is a “champion” cycling city and the cycling capital in Germany for cities of over 500,000 with a cycling mode share of a 25%. A newly installed bicycle barometer is another step the city is taking to raise further awareness of cycling and to highlight its importance as a daily transport mode.
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Case Studies

London’s Barclays Cycle Superhighways (UK)

Barclays Cycle Superhighways are new cycle routes that run into central London from outer London to provide cyclists with safer, faster and more direct routes into the city. The Superhighways are clearly marked (in blue) and easy to follow with well adopted with a new sign posting system. The routes are chosen to provide good geographical coverage in areas where there are lots of existing cyclists and where there is future potential for people to cycle.
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Mobility Management at the Children's University Hospital, Temple St. Dublin

Through a holistic approach to mobility management, Children's University Hospital Temple Street has achieved a 44% reduction in the number of staff driving to work.  An on-site Commuter Centre established and tasked with reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles through soft measures to bring about to behavioral change to cycling, walking, public transport and car sharing. Mobility management at the Children’s University Hospital has resulted in a less stressful commute to work for employees and a more accessible hospital for all.
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Eltis user of the month

is Robert Stüssi, Perform Energy + Portuguese Electric Vehicle Association, PT

>> read more about Robert Stüssi 

Marianne Weinreich on…


“Showing cyclists that they count”

An interview with Marianne Weinreich, Deputy Chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark and Head of Mobility for VEKSØ A/S, about the cyclists counting system in Odense
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Unveiling Europe's long-awaited Transport White Paper, European transport commissioner Siim Kallas said that to pursue a more sustainable future "Curbing mobility is not an option...".
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