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New collection released: Tools for Sustainable Urban Transport Experts

15.04.2014

EcoMobility Alliance Partner, GIZ has released a new collection of tools for sustainable urban transport. This new and comprehensive collection of urban transport tools supports experts in designing and implementing sustainable urban transport strategies and measures.

“Tools for Sustainable Urban Transport Experts” is structured in (I) Standards and Toolkits, (II) Quantification Tools, (III) Planning Guides, and (IV) Cost Comparisons. It is designed for experts involved in urban transport to find appropriate measures and approaches in order to make their urban transport vision come true. Thematically, it covers all areas relevant to sustainable urban transport including public and non-motorized transport, emission reduction strategies, and pedestrian and bicycle friendly street design.

Download here.

CAPSUT- the new portal on Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Transport

14.04.2014

CAPSUT (Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Transport) is a web-based platform, dedicated to capacity building in sustainable urban transport. It has been created by GIZ-SUTP (Sustainable Urban Transport Project) and has contributions from various partners worldwide that range from bilateral and multilateral organizations to academia, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders. Two of its main sections are:

1. The Training, Webinars and E-learning section lists information on current and future training activities provided on-site at many locations across the globe and with various partner organizations, as well as on online and e-learning courses.

2. The Resources section hosts a wealth of information on sustainable urban transport. It includes material developed by GIZ-SUTP since 2003, and resources from other institutions.

Please visit www.capsut.org and don’t hesitate to submit any information regarding your upcoming courses to transport@giz.de.

EcoMobility at ICLEI Global Town Hall

09.04.2014

EcoMobility was one of the themes of the day during the third day of the Global Town Hall at Metropolitan Solutions at the Hannover Messe.

“Cities need to be much more eco-efficient,” said Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Chairman of the ICLEI 8 Agendas, ICLEI and Acting Director of the East Asia Secretariat. “There needs to be shared use, seamless multi-modality and we need to move beyond just vehicles to realizing they are the means to a smart city,” he added.

The ecomobile experience was shared by visiting cities: Suwon as the host of the last EcoMobility Festival, Mϋnster as a shining success story for cycling, Bremen with their carsharing triumph and Taichung City’s goal to become a low-carbon demo city. Further connections between cities and solutions were intensified with companies presenting their products for easy EcoMobility.

Companies such as Kicktrike and Movi presented their products which are a mix between a bicycle and a car that offers easy mobility for longer distances. Urban cable cars by Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH from Austria showed us an alternative solution to traditional roadways demonstrating that it is possible that the future of urban mobility could be above our heads.