by U-MOB Project team
Leading universities in Europe have increased their awareness on their impact on CO2 emissions and other hazardous particles due to staff and students commuting, and they have understood their potential for changing mobility planning and the behavior of their university community. Indeed, some of them are developing a new professional figure: the sustainable mobility manager.
Although many universities have been working on sustainability issues, differences in the institutionalization of mobility planning remain wide between and within countries. …
by Xavier Sanyer Matias, Head of the Mobility Service, ATM Barcelona (Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority)
Mobility planning requires a large amount of data, from a broad scale to almost personal level of characteristics influencing travelling behaviour. Traditional tools, such as surveys, are very costly and still lack the individual point of view- From these set of data it would be clear that some strategies are suitable for some users while irrelevant for others.
However, citizens have this level of knowledge. …
By Doris Johnsen, Institute for Innovation an Technology (iit) within VDI/VDE-IT GmbH and Frederik Vorholt, TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH, VDI/VDE Innovation und Technik GmbH
In the framework of the German “Immediate Action Programme for Clean Air” 65 cities worked out measures for their future mobility systems in so called “Green City Plans (GCPs). These GCPs were aimed as long-term and strategic plans for sustainable urban mobility as well as the basis for later applications for specific grants within the overarching funding program.
In the following the evaluation of all 55 publicly accessible GDPs shall be shortly reported. …