SOLUTIONS E-learning

By Emilie Doran / Updated: 09 Apr 2015
Monday 09 February 2015 at 16:25
Monday 15 June 2015 at 16:25
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Learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your office or home!

No need to spend the time or money to travel, with SOLUTIONS E-learning courses! The project has established a series of free online courses for those interested in bringing innovative transport solutions to their own town, city or region. Full course descriptions and schedule are available below.

How do I register and log in?

Sign up in two minutes using our online Registration Form. Your username and password and further instructions will then be provided. It will then be possible for you to log in from this website (see right hand bar). 

Who are the courses for?

The SOLUTIONS courses are intended for professionals working in the field of urban mobility who wish to expand their knowledge and share their experiences with participants from around the world. No detailed pre-knowledge is required in order to participate. Each course is designed to include tailored tasks and interactions with experts and other participants. The courses and the discussion forum will be in English, therefore a minimum knowledge is required.

What will be covered?

The six course topics will cover each of the SOLUTIONS Thematic Clusters. Each course will be moderated by the respective cluster leader, a global expert in their field.

Cluster 1: Public transport
Course leader: CATS

The purpose of the course is to introduce extending sustainable public transportation and develop the feasible measures for public transportation to meet the future needs through interactive.  Among the different measures for public transportation widely used in the world, in this course, we are going to explore two of them: BRT and Clean vehicles. Corresponding technology, cost-efficiency issues and relevant examples are discussed.

Cluster 2: Transport infrastructures
Course leader: FEHRL

This course consists of 6 units. It offers an overview of design of urban streets (sharing of road space) and the design for the cycling infrastructure improving the safety of infrastructure. We've tried to keep the course concrete and hands-on; each unit has a homework task that involves examining and researching your own local context or looking at examples from other places to see how they might apply to your context.

Cluster 3: City logistics
Course leader: IFSTTAR

This course aims at presenting solutions to the main problems of city logistics: traffic congestion, pollution and noise, labor and safety issues and, last but not least, enhancing the quality of urban transport services for the clients and the economy. The solutions proposed here have been described in ‘SOLUTIONS training kit- Cluster 3 City logistics’ available on the SOLUTIONS web site.

Cluster 4: Integrated planning /
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Course leader: Rupprecht Consult

This course consists of 7 units. It offers an overview of the SUMP concept and its benefits, describes the ever-growing importance of SUMPs around the world, identifies some of the challenges of integrating individual innovative mobility measures into the larger context of an SUMP and offers suggestions to overcome those challenges. By the end of the course, you will have gained comprehensive and structured knowledge about the procedural elements of the SUMP cycle.

Cluster 5: Network and Mobility management
Course leader: AustriaTech

This course examines different aspects of multimodal journey planning and examples of what has already been achieved in Europe. Best practice cases provided here will give an impression of the state-of-the-art, and we will examine barriers that currently prevent full integration of all modes and across all borders. In this context it must be noted that multimodal information is only one part that makes up a fully integrated transport systems.

Cluster 6: Clean vehicles
Course leader: Wuppertal Institut

Many cities strive for a cleaner vehicle fleet in the city. Electric vehicles (EVs) are one of the favorite options, as they produce zero exhaust emission. This e-learning course will provide an introduction to EVs and provide guidance on how to increase the use of EVs in urban environments. Options to foster EV deployment and examples from cities around the world are provided.

When does it start and how long will it last?

Courses will be offered starting on February 09, 2015 with a new course starting every second Monday until May 2015. Each course will run for four weeks, taking 2-4 hours over the four weeks. 

E-learning course Dates

Course 1: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans  -  09.02.15  -06.03.15

Course 2: Clean Vehicles – Electric vehicles for cleaner cities  -  23.02.15 - 20.03.15

Course 3: Network Management  -  09.03.15 - 03.04.15

Course 4: City Logistics  -  23.03.15 - 17.04.15

Course 5: Sustainable Public Transportation  -  06.04.15 - 01.05.15

Course 6: Transport Infrastructure  -  20.04.15 - 15.05.15