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  BYPAD training 2017 in Graz

This year's BYPAD auditors' training will take place from 3-5 July 2017 in the premises of FGM-AMOR in Graz.
Through the BYPAD training you will get to know the BYPAD method and the BYPAD tools needed for the application of BYPAD in towns, cities and regions. You will become a member of the BYPAD network of towns, cities, regions and experienced cycling experts and become a certified BYPAD auditor authorised to conduct BYPAD audits. The target group are all interested persons and experienced cycling experts who want to apply the BYPAD method to provide towns, cities and regions with a systematic approach for improving the quality of their cycling policies.

Contact: Veronika Wirth
BYPAD training 2017 in Graz  
  Forschungsforum 2016 - Mobilität und Digitalisierung

The „Forschungsforum – Mobility for All 2016“ had a specific focus on the topics mobility and digitalisation. The event did not only provide an insight into social trends and current research results, but it also demonstrated how digitalisation affects our environment and our mobility. This year a special focus was put on possible advantages as well as disadvantages that this particular topic may lead to. The Forschungsforum also took a closer look at possible effects and side effects and also which developments are to be expected and who will benefit from them.

The keynote talk by Christoph Bornschein, of the TLGG in Berlin, dealt with the expected developments and effects of digitalisation on technology, society and the economy. Followed by a presentation held by Florian Lorenz dealing with the latest developments in the field of sharing and how digitalisation can support this rapidly growing trend. The excellent presentations were enhanced by a lively discussion.
After a short lunch break Julia Zientek from FGM and Rita bringt`s talked about how local and regional parties can be strengthened with the help of digitalization and can also assert themselves against international parties.
The afternoon program was characterised by various presentations and more lively discussions. Social and technical challenges of automated driving were highlighted, the advances of digital medicine in the field of prosthetics in orthopedics, was discussed.
At the end of the day two presentations were held to show how digitalisation and apps can promote sustainable mobility.
All presentations as well as the program can be downloaded here.


Contact: Susanne Wrighton
Forschungsforum 2016 - Mobilität und Digitalisierung  
  4th European Cycle Logistics Federation conference is being held in Vienna

The 4th European Cycle Logistics Federation conference is being held in Vienna, Austria on 20 & 21 March 2017 and is the European expert conference and meeting point for cycle logistics.

Delivered by bike! Cycle logistics is taking carbon out of last mile deliveries in cities across Europe. Cost effective, fast and reliable, cycle logistics offers a secure, professional, zero emission service.

Carried by bike! The market for domestic cargo bikes is growing fast, replacing car use directly in many settings - shopping, children, leisure and goods delivery.
The City of Vienna Vice Mayor Maria Vassilakou will open the Conference, and a comprehensive programme has been devised involving experts from across Europe.
The full programme, which will be conducted in English can be viewed here

In addition to the conference there will be a supporting exhibition which will be held in the impressive foyer of Halle E+G and serves as a reception hall and the main focus for the Conference.

Register now at eclf.bike/vienna17 – early bird registration is available up till 20 February 2017





Contact: Susanne Wrighton
4th European Cycle Logistics Federation conference is being held in Vienna  
  BYPAD training 2016 in Graz

This year's BYPAD auditors' training will take place from 27-29 June 2016 in the premises of FGM-AMOR in Graz.
Through the BYPAD training you will get to know the BYPAD method and the BYPAD tools needed for the application of BYPAD in towns, cities and regions. You will become a member of the BYPAD network of towns, cities, regions and experienced cycling experts and become a certified BYPAD auditor authorised to conduct BYPAD audits. The target group are all interested persons and experienced cycling experts who want to apply the BYPAD method to provide towns, cities and regions with a systematic approach for improving the quality of their cycling policies.

Contact: Veronika Wirth
BYPAD training 2016 in Graz  
  CEMOBIL final congress and CIVITAS@Work: 2 days on e-mobility in Klagenfurt, Austria

The City of Klagenfurt will host a two-day event on e-mobility from 16th to 17th September 2015.

Here high-profile experts from Austrian and abroad will address the core issues of smart(e) mobility:
• sustainable/long-lasting: How sustainable smart forms of mobility are indeed is proven by life cycle analyses
• multimodal: Distances are travelled using several means and modes of transport
• achievable/affordable: This has already been demonstrated by numerous examples from communities and regions from Oslo to Malta
• rapid/fast: Without waiting time when changing modes of transport touchable: Simple to use and to book along the entire distance via smart phone
• electric: Electric or zero-emission vehicle drive systems

The CEMOBIL project, which is co-funded by the LIFE programme of the European Commission and the klima:aktiv mobil funding programme was launched by the City of Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee in September 2010. The project demonstrates that e-mobility does indeed work in European cities such as Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee and that effective and sustainable improvement in environmental quality in cities is achievable without imposing undue restraints on individual mobility. At the same time it is demonstrated that a valuable contribution is being made towards climate protection and towards meeting the Kyoto target by ensuring that the electricity required to power e-vehicles comes entirely from renewable sources of energy.

The CIVITAS@Work session in Klagenfurt on the 17th September provides a platform to discuss the topic of e-mobility and will lit diverse aspects on the subject with interesting examples from the CIVITAS Initiative and beyond. The results of the discussion will be presented on the CIVITAS Interactive Platform to stimulate further discourse, even after the session.

Registration is now available and an early bird rate of EUR 90,00 for the CEMOBIL final congress can be granted until 15th July 2015. The CIVITAS@Work session is for free.

For further information on the programme and the registration, please visit the CEMOBIL website.



Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH

Downloads:
Invitation and Programme
CEMOBIL final congress and CIVITAS@Work: 2 days on e-mobility in Klagenfurt, Austria  
  City logistics is not boring! SMARTSET international conference in Graz a big success!

On 12 May 2015, more than 60 participants from 9 European countries shared experiences and requirements for sustainable logistics in urban areas within the framework of the EU project SMARTSET in Graz, Austria.

The demand for urban freight transport has increased due to the concentration of the population in urban areas and as the majority of the industrial production is delivered there. Cities and regions must also deal with an increasing specialization of the urban and economic system, with a global division of production and its associated freight. Transport of goods, both over long distances and within cities, contributes a substantial part of the total emissions generated from the transport sector, as well as congestion. In urban areas up to 20 % of traffic, 30 % of street occupation and 50 % of greenhouse-gas emissions are generated by freight. A lot of transport operations start or finish in an urban area. More than 50 % of freight tonnes transported by road in Europe are carried for a distance of less than 50 kilometres.

For these reasons, the conference was titled "City logistics - What tools does a city need to reach CO2 free city logistics?" and lit diverse aspects on the subject. From policy of the European Commission, to the political reality and the point of view of the municipal administration. From the use of electro-mobility and cleaner vehicles for urban logistics, to how to create business models. From urban implementation examples from Graz, Padua and Gothenburg, to practical examples from the business sector, such as the Federal Austrian Post and the Osiander'sche bookshop in Tübingen.

The answer to the question, what tools are needed for a zero-emission urban logistics can be summarized as follows: Political will, coupled with a vision for a liveable city and the involvement of residents, industry and transport companies.

For further information, please visit www.smartset-project.eu

Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH
City logistics is not boring! SMARTSET international conference in Graz a big success!  
  MODUM: A new approach for demand-responsive management of traffic

MODUM “Models for Optimising Dynamic Urban Mobility” (10/2011 – 12/2014) was a project co-funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and addressed the environmental footprint in the transport sector by developing a new approach for pro-active demand-responsive management of traffic.

The MODUM system, developed in this project, provides on the one hand commuters with up-to-date multi-modal travel information, and on the other hand it provides local administrations with a means for more efficient traffic management within their cities. All in all, this leads to improvement of the quality of life in urban environments.

The MODUM system is composed of three interrelated core components: There is a microscopic traffic flow simulator at the heart of the application, which provides a complete view of traffic conditions on the transport network. It is queried by two other services: one of them is responsible for gathering information on the fastest and greenest routes throughout the transportation network, including not only private road traffic but also public transportation (such as buses, trams, metro, and trains). The other service is centred around predicting road traffic travel times for short periods of up to 30 minutes to 1 hour into the future. The interaction of these three components makes MODUM truly an innovative player in the field of personal mobility assistance, as it not only calculates for example the fastest commuting route, but it also takes into account the predicted travel time in the future.

The MODUM system not only provides a useful app for commuters and an informative system for traffic managers, it is also backed by dedicated server infrastructure that can be deployed anywhere. In order to facilitate an expansion of the MODUM system throughout Europe, the software implementation of the synthesised approach focused on the practical telecommunication challenges of European cities, and the prototype of the MODUM system was validated by real-life experiments, which were evaluated by the relevant traffic management structures within the traffic control centres in the cities of Nottingham and Sofia.

More information regarding MODUM can be found at the project’s website www.modum-project.eu


Contact: Michaela KARGL
MODUM: A new approach for demand-responsive management of traffic  
  Forschungsforum 2014 – E-Mobility meets Active Mobility

This year’s Forschungsforum – Mobilität für Alle 2014 is dedicated to the topic of “E-Mobility meets Active Mobility”.

This year’s Forschungsforum – Mobilität für Alle 2014 is dedicated to the topic of “E-Mobility meets Active Mobility. It will take place on 3rd December at the Hotel Savoyen in Vienna. Registration starts at 9:30.
At the event current research and social trends regarding this topic will be presented. The audience will be made aware of the great potential and the advantages of this sustainable and resource-saving way of transport. But problems and potential dangers will also be discussed. In addition, a series of Best Practice Expamples from all over Europe will be presented. Participation is free of charge but advance registration is requested.

Contact: Wrighton Susanne
Forschungsforum 2014 – E-Mobility meets Active Mobility  
  eBRIDGE Conference Urban eMobility 2020

7th to 8th October2014
choice GmbH and the eBRIDGE project are happy to invite you to the eBRIDGE conference Urban eMobility 2020 , to be held from 7th to 8th October at the EUREF Campus in Berlin.

Hand-picked speakers and an audience from industry, research and public sector will discuss burning questions related to electric fleets in urban environments. Participation is free of charge, but seats are limited.
You can register here .
eBRIDGE Conference Urban eMobility 2020  
  What’s the best product?

As part of the Cyclelogstics project comprehensive consumer tests of cargo bicycles, trailers, baskets and panniers, was carried out by partners.

The rating focused on functionality, design and price of the different products. In each category 5-6 products were rated. The results can be viewed in 12 different languages on the Cyclelogistics website. For more information click here.

Contact: Susanne Wrighton
What’s the best product?  
  Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans – Training Event!

Do you work as mobility expert, transport planer or consultant in the field of sustainable mobility in cities? Are you interested to learn more about Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and the ADVANCE process?

Then you should register for the training to become an ADVANCE Auditor. The ADVANCE Audit is a tool that analyses the strengths and weaknesses in the current sustainable mobility planning of a city and gives clear indications for improvement. Measures and areas of actions to improve the sustainable mobility planning in the city can be derived directly from the action plan that results from the audit process. The training fee is € 100 per person and the training will be conducted in Graz from 06.-07. February.

Are you interested? More information about the training and how to register can be found here.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans – Training Event!  
  eBRIDGE

The project partner’s aim is to link business and private use of electric vehicles in order to use the vehicles most efficiently.

The project partner’s aim is to link business and private use of electric vehicles in order to use the vehicles most efficiently. The project partners come from Germany, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Wales. In the first step a data analysis concerning e-cars and charging stations has been conducted in the partner countries, step two concentrates on the implementation of the demonstrations, supported and assessed by the partners. The demonstrations deliver the data for the development of the start up kit. The aim of this tool is to help municipalities and companies to implement long-lasting measures modelled on the eBRIDGE demonstrations.

For news please check: www.ebridge-project.eu
Contact: Karin Steinwende

eBRIDGE  
  Forschungsforum 2013 - Cyclelogistics

This year’s Forschungsforum – Mobilität für Alle 2013 is dedicated to the topic of “Cyclelogistics – the innovative trend for intra-urban goods transport.

This year’s Forschungsforum – Mobilität für Alle 2013 is dedicated to the topic of “Cyclelogistics – the innovative trend for intra-urban goods transport. At the event current research and social trends regarding this topic will be presented. The audience will be made aware of the great potential and the advantages of goods transport by (cargo) bike and international experts will point out innovative and novel approaches. In addition, it will be demonstrated how consumers can help to improve urban logistics through careful selection of goods and delivery options and by using a bike instead of a car for their own shopping trips. Participation is free of charge but advance registration requested.
Forschungsforum 2013 - Cyclelogistics  
  CIVITAS CAPITAL project launched!

On 30 September, the European Commission today signed a grant agreement worth €4 million with a consortium of 14 European research institutes, associations and consulting companies — including 10 SMEs, inter alia FGM-AMOR — for a three-year project known as "CIVITAS CAPITAL".


Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, said: "This grant demonstrates the continued commitment of the EU to sustainable urban mobility. CIVITAS is one of the most important EU initiatives in this field, and will deliver tangible results. We need to develop further the urban dimension of our transport policy. To that end, the Commission will present a comprehensive urban mobility package later this year."

CIVITAS CAPITAL will:
  • pool existing knowledge through groups dedicated to specific topics who will produce best-practice guides;
  • issue recommendations on future R&D priorities which the Commission will integrate in its 2014–2020 research programme;
  • develop training packages and organise placement and exchange of urban mobility professionals — around 500 professionals will be trained or offered a placement;
  • manage an activity fund of close to €500,000 to support the transfer of measures to other cities, allowing more cities to implement successful urban mobility measures;
  • create five additional national and regional networks and continue to manage the five existing ones — these networks increase the dissemination of know-how and best practice within their language group or geographical group;
  • develop a knowledge centre that will be available to all stakeholders through the Civitas website — a one-stop-shop where all material produced for and by CIVITAS will be available to all, for learning and reapplication.

Background

CIVITAS — an acronym for "cities, vitality, sustainability" — is funded by the EU's research framework programme to support cities in their efforts to innovate for more sustainable urban mobility. Since the start in 2002, CIVITAS has supported more than 700 demonstration activities in around 60 cities (within a total network of 200 cities who learn from those demonstration activities), with a total investment of more than €200 million from the EU. This leveraged an additional investment of close to €1 billion from local and regional authorities, and from private partners.

In 2009, the Commission adopted the Action Plan on Urban Mobility which included 20 actions to be carried out by 2012, the results of which are currently being evaluated. In 2011, the Commission published the Transport White Paper which sets two specific goals for urban mobility i.e. (1) phasing out the use of conventionally-fuelled vehicles in urban areas by 2050 and (2) achieving essentially CO2-free city logistics in major urban centres by 2030.

Taken from: European Commission press release database (link)


Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH
CIVITAS CAPITAL project launched!  
  TRANSPORT LEARNING training materials

TRANSPORT LEARNING developed tailor-made training materials for eight transport related topics. Download the free materials here: www.transportlearning.net/training-materials


Which topics are covered?
  • Parking space management, access restriction and speed control
  • Mobility management measures for families, kindergartens and schools
  • Land use and housing in mobility management
  • Public transport models
  • Street design, streetscape and traffic calming
  • Walking and cycling - counselling municipalities
  • Design and implementation of sustainable mobility campaigns
  • Communication training

What is the composition of the training materials?
  • Handbooks: For each training module, a handbook of 30 to 50 pages, summarising the main theoretical background, has been compiled. In addition to that, all handbooks include practical case studies, examples and a list of literature for further information on that topic.
  • Presentation slides: The slides serve as a collection of technical knowledge and case studies and also include country specific examples. For each training module, a collection of approximately 100 slides, covering different action fields, is available.

Which languages are they available in?
All materials are available in English and eight other European languages: Bulgarian, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.


Download here: www.transportlearning.net/training-materials

Contact: Julia Zientek
TRANSPORT LEARNING training materials  
  SMARTSET welcomes you!

The IEE-project SMARTSET is still young and you are very welcomed to accompany us through the whole project-duration from May 2013 until April 2016! With SMARTSET we try to develop and shows how freight transport in European cities and regions can be made more energy-efficient and sustainable by a better use of freight terminals.

Transports of goods, both on long distances and within cities contribute to a substantial part of the total emissions generated from the transport sector, as well as congestion. Up to 20% of traffic, 30% of street occupation and 50% of greenhouse-gas emissions are generated by freight.

To reach the overall goal of a more energy-efficient and sustainable urban freight transport, SMARTSET provides examples of good practice that can support cities, regions and countries to contribute to the European Union „20-20-20“ targets for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and improvement in energy-efficiency.

SMARTSET is structured around three core aspects for creating successful and attractive terminals:
  • Market based business models are a crucial part of the development in energy efficient distribution solutions,
  • Incentives and regulations are needed and necessary to steer towards an energy efficient urban freight transport, and
  • In order to make city centres more attractive, the introduction of clean vehicles for last mile distribution and the use of intermodal transports is facilitated as well.

Within SMARTSET FGM-AMOR is responsible for the dissemination of the contents of the project and coordination of communication towards the projects‘ target groups in the European background. Furthermore FGM-AMOR is responsible for the exchange of (intermediary) results and knowledge through the SMARTSET networks to boost the uptake of energy-efficient city logistics.

SMARTSET is a project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union and is composed of 14 partners, coming from Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please have a look at www.smartset-project.eu


Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH
SMARTSET welcomes you!  
  ADVANCE

ADVANCE is an EU project that aims to develop an audit. This audit helps to analyse strengths and weaknesses of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in a city.


In the frame of the audit a working group consisting of city representatives and an external auditor will be constituted. The output of the ADVANCE Audit is a detailed action plan that outlines concrete action fields to increase the quality of the SUMPs in the city.

The prototype of the ADVANCE Audit is now finished and can be downloaded here. The ADVANCE Audit is now applied in 9 different countries. A call for new ADVANCE Auditors will be launched between October and December 2013. Training sessions for new ADVANCE Auditors will be offered in a number of European countries. If you are already now interested to become an ADVANCE Auditor please write an E-mail to: info@eu-advance.eu.

Contact: Jörg Kastelic
ADVANCE  
  Transport Learning Training

TRANSPORT LEARNING organises free training events for employees of municipalities and energy agencies.

From May to October 2012, the first half of all scheduled TRANSPORT LEARNING training events took place in Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain. A total number of 32 events were implemented, reaching more than 580 trainees.

Further information and online registration: www.transportlearning.net


Contact: Julia Zientek
Transport Learning Training  
  FGM-AMOR signed the European Road Safety Charta

The European Road Safety Charter is a European participatory platform made up of enterprises, associations, research institutions and public authorities.

These actors undertake to carry out concrete actions and share their good practices in order to resolve the road safety problems that they encounter in their day-to-day environments. The objective of the Charter is to help reduce road fatalities. The Charter has more than 2.000 signatories.

Seen from the point of view of the FGM-AMOR, an important factor for the improvement of road safety is the transfer of car rides onto alternative modes of transport e.g. public transport, riding a bicycle or walking. A higher amount of alternative road users would achieve a reduction of the average speed in inner-city traffic which in turn would decrease the amount of severe road accidents.


Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH
FGM-AMOR signed the European Road Safety Charta  
  Graz goes Copenhagen!

In Denmark and in the Netherlands it is very common to transport smaller goods by bicycle. A “living laboratory” for cargo bicycles has been established in Graz as part of the EU project Cyclelogistics. The aim is to shift some of the goods transport, currently done by motorized vehicles, to cargo bikes.

In Denmark, as well as in the Netherlands, cargo bicycle are a common site on the roads. In fact, Copenhagen (530.000 inhabitants) has 25.000 cargo bicycles. Graz (260.000 inhabitants) currently has 30 cargo bicycles but this number is about to increase. FGM-AMOR, the coordinator of the EU funded Cyclelogistics project - in cooperation with the city of Graz - provides 7 different types of cargo bicycles to interested businesses. The idea behind it all is to let companies experience the advantages of cargo bicycles for themselves and for free. This way they can find out which type of bicycle best suits the needs of their business and ultimately decide to integrate cargo bicycles into their own fleet. There are different 2 or 3 wheeled cargo bicycles available to suit the needs of delivery companies, service providers (from ice-cream stores to chimney sweeps), communal services and bicycle couriers. The city of Graz has even ordered one custom made tricycle for road maintenance.
Research has demonstrated (baseline study Cyclelogistics) that in urban areas it would be possible to shift up to 25% of all trips to the bicycle. In Graz there are 1,2 Mio trips a day, 300.000 daily transport-related car trips, could be shifted to the bicycle. Out of that 80.000 - 100.000 trips are related to commercial purposes.
The vice mayor of Graz, in cooperation with the environmental agency, wants to take the encouragement for businesses one step further and currently funds cargo bikes purchased by commercial enterprises with 50% (max. €1.000). This, together with the efforts related to the IEE-funded project Cyclelogistics, has already lead to visibly more cargo bikes on Graz’ roads, since the beginning of the project in May 2011.


Contact: Susanne Wrighton
Graz goes Copenhagen!  
  BYPAD Training 2012 in Graz

The aim of this 3 day training is to get to know the BYPAD methodology and tools to support towns, cities and regions increasing their cycling policy. After the training you will be a BYPAD auditor able to conduct BYPAD audits in towns, cities or regions.

The Training will take place from the 02 - 04 July 2012 at the premises of FGM-AMOR in Graz. The target group of the BYPAD starter's training are consultants who are already familiar with cycling policies and want to improve their knowledge about the BYPAD method as an instrument to provide towns, cities and regions with a systematic approach increasing their cycling policies. With this training you are part of the European-wide BYPAD network.

If you are interested in the training, please proceed to the BYPAD website for further information.

Contact: Isabella Mayer
BYPAD Training 2012 in Graz  
  BIOMASTER welcomes you!

BIOMASTER is still young and you are very welcomed to accompany us through the whole project-duration from May 2011 until April 2014! With BIOMASTER we try to bridge the knowledge and operational gaps fragmenting the biomethane chain and to establish local alliances of stakeholders to foster open dialogue and create a mutual understanding which will facilitate an increase in actions along this biomethane chain.

The qualifying characters of BIOMASTER are the commitment of a "waste-to-wheel” partnership, the set-up of networks to involve local stakeholders, the intention to address the potential sources of biomethane production, the potential for total production and use, the available distribution modes, and the legal, organisational and financial barriers. A key ambition of BIOMASTER is to focus on biomethane grid injection.

For more information please have a look at www.biomaster-project.eu

Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH
BIOMASTER welcomes you!  
  ECOMM 2011 in Toulouse

ECOMM, the European Conference On Mobility Management, has grown into a well-established and highly regarded series of annual conferences. The ECOMM is the annual meeting place for Mobility Management practitioners and experts from all over Europe under supervision of EPOMM.

The purpose of ECOMM is to develop and promote the concept of Mobility Management and increase knowledge about the subject.

Benefit from this annual ECOMM experience, as a chance
  • to disseminate project results
  • to broaden networks
  • to learn more about today’s Mobility Management practise

The 14 former ECOMMs took place in nine different countries across the European Union; France will host it for the 2nd time after 2004 (Lyon).

More information on the ECOMM 2011 can be found under www.ecomm2011.eu and www.epomm.eu.

Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH
ECOMM 2011 in Toulouse  
  European Commission launches new-look Eltis portal on urban mobility

The European Commission has unveiled the Eltis web portal - www.eltis.org, which features a brand-new look and is now available in eleven languages. The website - www.eltis.org - is aimed at European professionals working in the field of urban transport, environment, energy and health. The new web portal acts as an urban mobility observatory by facilitating the exchange of information and good practice in the field of urban mobility in Europe.

In addition to hundreds of good practice case studies and news items from across Europe, Eltis now also provides information on EU funding, regular updates on EU legislation and policy, downloadable video case studies, a free image library, a listing of training opportunities and a helpdesk. Eltis already attracts more than 150,000 hits per month.

Eltis offers its users the opportunity to upload their own news stories, case studies and events and to share these with fellow professionals. The portal is now available in eleven languages: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

On the website, Eltis users can register to receive Eltis Mobility Update, a new free monthly e-mail service in six languages (German, English, French, Spanish, Polish and Italian), providing a summary of the latest developments in urban transport from across Europe.

The launch of the new Eltis portal fulfils one of the commitments of the Commission's Action Plan on urban mobility - the establishment of an urban mobility observatory that facilitates the exchange of information and best practice in the field of urban mobility throughout Europe. Eltis will be further expanded over the next two years.

The Eltis portal is financed by the Commission under the Intelligent Energy-Europe programme and managed by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI). The EACI has contracted a consortium led by Austrian Mobility Research, FGM-AMOR to operate and promote the Eltis portal.

Contact: Robert PRESSL
European Commission launches new-look Eltis portal on urban mobility  
  CIVITAS Forum Conference 2011

The 2011 Annual CIVITAS Forum Conference will be hosted by the city of Funchal, capital of Portugal’s Maderan archipelago, on 17-19 October 2011. The event will celebrate the CIVITAS Forum Network as well as identify key factors of success in realising sustainable urban mobility measures.

The Forum Conference is an opportunity for the exchange of dialogue and views between city and European politicians on the one hand, and experts in the field of urban mobility on the other. The 2011 conference will be the 9th such annual event, following fora previously hosted in various quarters of Europe including Malmö, Krakow, Bologna, Kaunas, Burgos, Rotterdam and Graz since the series started in 2003. The CIVITAS Forum Network currently includes 194 cities from 31 European countries, that have formally committed to clean and sustainable urban transport.

More information can be found on the CIVITAS website: www.civitas.eu/forum_conference_2011.

Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH
CIVITAS Forum Conference 2011  
  BYPAD Training 2011 in Graz

The aim of this 3 day training is to get to know the BYPAD methodology and tools to support towns, cities and regions increasing their cycling policy. After the training you will be a BYPAD auditor able to conduct BYPAD audits in towns, cities or regions.

The Training will take place from the 02 - 04 May 2010 at the premises of FGM-AMOR in Graz. The target group of the BYPAD starter's training are consultants who are already familiar with cycling policies and want to improve their knowledge about the BYPAD method as an instrument to provide towns, cities and regions with a systematic approach increasing their cycling policies. With this training you are part of the European-wide BYPAD network.

If you are interested in the training, please proceed to the BYPAD website for further information.

Contact: Martina KÜNSTNER
BYPAD Training 2011 in Graz  
  MM and Seasonal Traffic Flows

The conference on "Mobility Management and Seasonal Traffic Flows" from 4th-5th October 2010 in Athens is organised by the DELTA project and EPOMM.

This conference is designed to help you develop MM solutions, with a special focus on how to handle seasonal traffic flows. It is also designed to help you develop your professional network.

  • Day 1 - Sustainable mobility management solutions in regions with seasonal traffic peaks
  • Day 2 - Mobility Management: developing sustainable and smart mobility solutions


For more information and the registration please visit: www.epomm.eu.

Contact: Karl-Heinz POSCH
MM and Seasonal Traffic Flows  
  Interface between traffic models and GIS

VeGIS develops concepts and technical solutions for the synchronization of data between traffic models and geographical information systems.

VeGIS develops concepts and technical solutions for the synchronization of data between traffic models and geographical information systems.
Test routines contribute to the quality improvement of traffic-related data concerning traffic information systems as well as to traffic development
Interface between traffic models and GIS  
  Guidelines for high-quality public bus transport

The European project PROCEED has developed guidelines to help decision makers and transport planners efficiently and effectively plan, develop, upgrade, finance and manage urban bus systems and related mobility services.

Detailed analysis of data and experiences of 67 small and medium sized European cities in 24 European countries has led to a better understanding of success factors and pitfalls for efficient and effective public bus transport. Based on the outcomes of this analysis work and based on the findings of previous studies and projects, PROCEED is developing guidelines and tools to support planners, operators and decision makers in order to improve the quality of public transport. These tools include all aspects of public transport planning and operation and are accessible for free on www.proceedproject.net.

Contact: Michaela KARGL
Guidelines for high-quality public bus transport  
  Operation Concept for Pedelecs

FGM-AMOR has developed a mobility and marketing concept for the use of Pedelecs in the rural area of the Energy Region Weiz-Gleisdorf. The implementation of this concept has started just now. The inhabitants of the Energy Region Weiz-Gleisdorf use their bikes rarely. This is the conclusion of the representative survey conducted by FGM-AMOR.

The following points were given as reasons:
  1. Countryside too hilly
  2. Trips too far
  3. People don’t want to reach their destination soaked in sweat


  4. Pedelecs, bikes with an electric hub motor to assist pedalling, can eliminate these factors. The Vice-Chairman of Magna International has recognized this development. He wants to “re-invent mobility” with the production of Pedelec-engines. FGM-AMOR has developed the mobility and marketing concept for this project. The results of the study clearly demonstrate that the potential for the commuting and purchasing traffic is enormous in the Energy Region. 4 out of 5 trips to work are shorter than 5 minutes and 2 out of 3 purchases fit into a bicycle basket. The first step of the marketing concept has already been implemented, by handing over 100 Pedelecs to the mayors of the Region. These will act as Pioneers. Employees from the municipality will use the Pedelecs for their travels and the residents may borrow the bikes to test them


Contact: Karl REITER

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  1.500 kindergartners in Graz learnt how to cycle

In the past month around 1.500 children from municipal kindergartens in Graz learnt how to cycle and also received valuable tips for eco-friendly trips to the kindergartens.

The basis for it was provided by a programme called "Cycling made easy", carried out by the municipal department of traffic planning in co-operation with the Youth Welfare Office and FGM-AMOR, Austrian Mobility Research in the framwork of the LIFE CYCLE project in municipal kindergartens. This programme not only taught around 1.500 "Junior-Armstrongs" how to cycle, but in addition thousands of children and their parents got noteworthy information about eco-friendly trips to and from the kindergarten. The little "run bikers" all received well-earned certificates.

Contact: Claus KÖLLINGER
1.500 kindergartners in Graz learnt how to cycle