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Eltis is now providing an exciting new service: whenever you view a case study, Eltis will show other case studies related to the one you are currently reading. Following a recent review of Eltis case studies hundreds of them have been updated with new findings and results. The new service will help you access and explore these case studies more easily then ever before to make sure you find the information you are looking for.
In addition, you have now the option to rate each Eltis case study. Just like on a hotel booking website you can now give case studies between 1 star (poor quality) and 5 stars (top quality). Alongside this a new search function allows you to select the highest rated case studies. If you would like to support other users by rating case studies, you have to register as a Friend of Eltis. Becoming a Friend of Eltis is quick, easy and free. To register, click here.
The European Commission would like to see more local authorities develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. Training workshops on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will soon be run in Hungary, the Czech Republic, in Italy and in Ireland. To book a free place at one of these awareness raising and knowledge exchange events visit http://www.mobilityplans.eu/training.
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Edinburgh sets new standard for cycling (UK)
The City’s 2012/2013 spending commitment of 5% of the transport budget for active travel is in addition to funding from external sources and is in contrast to many other local authorities in Scotland, some of which do not dedicate any funding at all for walking and cycling infrastructure.
AirRail: travelling by plane and train with a single booking and ticket (Belgium)
AirRail improves travelling convenience by offering a single electronic ticket at a reduced cost as airport taxes are applied only once. Airlines that do not offer a direct flight to Brussels can also serve the Belgian traveller by connecting to the train network.
German Bicycle Academy helps Czech, Slovak and Polish cities to become more cycle friendly
The project Central MeetBike aims to create conditions conducive to cycling in Central Europe by using good practice examples from Germany. The project will tackle the problem on several levels (local, regional and national) and with all respective bodies involved (policymakers, stakeholders, enforcement officers, urban and traffic planners and citizen groups active at the local level).
Green Mobility Guide for the Performing Arts
Europe’s first Green Mobility Guide for the Performing Arts gives recommendations for reducing the environmental impact of touring European theatre companies and venues. It contains best practice case studies, statistics on the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of all activities related to arts performances, including how the audience travels to the show. It also provides checklists for artists planning tours.
Removal of psychological barriers to using public transport, Germany
The action aims to analyse and understand the barriers to using public transport for non-users, particularly in relation to special events, and to draw a comprehensive picture of the needs of users in Bielefeld, Germany.
The only new pedestrian area to open in Ankara, Turkey in the past 20 years
Hamamonu, a district of Ankara containing a wealth of old Ankara houses, was the subject of a street rehabilitation programme in 2007 that saw the renovation of houses and the pedestrianisation of a number of streets.
Wroclaw has introduced an electronic chip city card called URBANCARD (Poland)
URBANCARD, a modern chip card, has now replaced traditional paper period cards in Wroclaw. It is personalised, so it can be identified or replaced if lost. The card incorporates student cards and payment cards and can also be used for entering the city zoo and swimming pools. Wroclaw authorities are planning to widen the range of the card’s use even further, making it a City Card for all kinds of urban activities.
Les Compagnons du Voyage: personal journey accompaniment for older people in Paris
"Les Compagnons du Voyage“ is a service in Paris that offers older people personal accompaniment for journeys on public transport. It was created by the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) and RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens).
Introducing new EPOMM Services
With the support of Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme, EPOMM – the European Platform on Mobility Management (www.epomm.eu) - has developed two new services that are rapidly gaining recognition.
TEMS – The EPOMM Modal Split tool is an online tool allowing access to modal split data from currently more than 330 cities across Europe, with more cities added all the time. This is the first publicly accessible database that allows easy access to such data on a European-wide scale. The database is rapidly expanding, as users can easily upload (www.epomm.eu/tems/upload) city data. Users can select a city from the map or compare a group of cities using search and benchmarking options. This allows, for example, to compare all cities in Europe with between 100.000 and 200.000 inhabitants and a cycling modal share of over 10%. The aim of EPOMM is to be able to provide the modal split data of all of the more than 600 European cities with more than 100.000 residents – and to foster discussion on a European standardisation of such data.
The ten EPOMM member countries also have the objective that cities use MaxEva as their tool of choice to evaluate the success of their mobility management projects and measures. MaxEva is an interactive web tool that guides and helps cities to evaluate and collect monitoring data of their projects. It provides an overview of results at any time during the project and automatically calculates the effects in terms of modal split, reduced mileage and reduced CO2-emissions. Projects that have already used MaxEva can be found easily using either an interactive map or a search and benchmarking tool. For each project, a large array of background data is available via a few clicks.
Eltis user of the month
is Andres Martinez, City of Donostia / San Sebastian, Spain
Article of the month
Christer Ljungberg (CEO Trivector AB), Sweden on