City logistics Presenter: Laetitia Dablanc, Director of Research at IFSTTAR (French Institute of science and technology) The way that goods are transported within a city and delivered to their final destination has a direct impact on traffic congestion, pollution and noise. This interactive webinar will present solutions to these main challenges for city logistics, focusing on improving the overall efficiency of goods deliveries in cities. Further discussion will be related to consideration for labour, safety issues and enhancing the quality of urban transport services for the clients and the economy. Download the presentation or watch the video recordingof the session.
Electric vehicles for cleaner cities Presenter: Oliver Lah and Hanna Hüging, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Many cities strive for a cleaner vehicle fleet, whether the aim is to improve the municipal fleet (including public transport vehicles) or to encourage residents to choose alternatively fuelled or electric vehicles over conventionally fuelled vehicles. This interactive webinar will provide an introduction to electric vehicles (EVs) as well as guidance on how to increase the use of EVs in urban environments. Options on fostering EV deployment and examples from cities around the world will be discussed. Watch the video recording of the session or Download the PDF.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans Presenter: Tim Durant, Consultant at Rupprecht Consult The concept of sustainable urban mobility planning goes beyond traditional transport planning, emphasising the involvement of citizens and stakeholders, policy coordination between sectors and authority levels, and between neighbouring authorities. This interactive webinar offers an overview of the SUMP concept, with further group discussion focused on case examples and transferability to a variety of local context conditions. Watch the video recording of the session or Download the PDF.
Sustainable public transport Presenter: Gustavo Jimenez Vera, Planning and Operation of Transport, EMBARQ Mexico While there are many ways to improve and extend sustainable public transport in cities throughout the world, this webinar will explore two of them: bus rapid transit (BRT) and clean vehicles. Corresponding technology, cost-efficiency issues and relevant examples will be discussed. Methods for identifying a city’s long-term public transport needs and developing feasible measures to meet these needs will also be introduced. Watch the video recording of the session or Download the PDF.
Light electric vehicles for cleaner cities Presenter: Annick Roetynck, Light Electric Vehicle Policy Manager at AVERE (The European Association for Electromobility) Today, many trips that are carried out using conventional cars could be done by light electric vehicles (LEVs). This would make urban transport much more sustainable. Emissions would “evaporate”, congestion would be reduced, transport would become safer, quieter and cheaper and public health would improve. Overall, replacement of car trips by LEV trips would make our cities much more liveable. This interactive webinar will provide you with a wealth of information on LEVs and on how to promote their uptake and use. In the webinar you will receive answers to the following questions:
Building knowledge and developing new skills The SOLUTIONS project held two programmes of e-learning courses in 2015 for professionals working in the field of urban mobility. The free online courses, held over two periods – spring and autumn – in 2015, were organised for those interested in bringing innovative transport solutions to their town, city or region, and who wished to expand their knowledge and share their experiences with participants from around the world. Each course, for which no detailed existing knowledge was required, was designed to include tailored tasks and interactions with experts and other participants.The courses and the discussion forum were in English. For more about the course content, click here.
Who took part? Nearly 1,800 participants from 232 cities in 73 countries – covering all inhabitable continents – had the opportunity to learn about innovative solutions for fostering sustainable urban mobility in cities and regions around the world. This included transport planners and decision-makers from public authorities, advisors and consultants from the private sector, as well as students and post-grads, which thereby helped us to reach the next generation of transport planners.
An average of 50 active participants per course engaged in discussions on the interactive course forum, sharing insights, knowledge and experiences from their local contexts in relation to the thematic focus areas. Each participant who completed the course received a SOLUTIONS Certificate of Completion to recognise their accomplishment in learning more how to foster sustainable urban mobility in their cities.
Although the SOLUTIONS courses have ended, that doesn't mean the discussions have to!
Two lucky participants won a trip to a SOLUTIONS Day.
eLearning winners Zheng Chuan Yap from Malaysia (left) and João Sancho from Portugal (right), with SOLUTIONS eLearning coordinator Kristin Tovaas from Rupprecht Consult (centre)