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GP35 Integrated Transport Strategy

West Midlands County Region, United Kingdom (902 km², 2,600,100 population)

West Midlands Integrated Transport Strategy is based on the following good practices: Public engagement and consultation including involvement of minority groups and disability groups, Establishing governance arrangements with partnering authorities, Developing integrated transport strategies in close collaboration with businesses and private sector partners, Establishing strong links between transport and the economic and spatial strategies for the region, Developing evidence base and robust business cases for investment, Addressing environmental issues including carbon reduction and changing transport behaviour, Preparing Transport Investment Plans, Market Research and Intelligence gathering and Developing social inclusion measures and accessibility planning.
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GP17 Smarter Travel – Bus Priority Corridors, Cycle Lanes, Park & Ride, Walking and Behavioural Change

Limerick City, Ireland (90,000 inhabitants; 52 km2)

The use of a Multi-modal transport model within the City is to ensure that the end user – driver, bus/train user, cyclist or walker has the benefit of choice which guarantees that destinations will be reached on time and in comfort and safety. The objective is to achieve significant modal change in transport use: increase cycling, walking, public transport and decrease private car use. This will be done by development of Bus Priority Corridors, Cycle lanes and Park & Ride in Limerick City Council area, all individual projects which form part of the overall Green Routes initiative.

GP04 Promotion Of Public Transport

Frankfurt, Germany

GP23 Regional Transport, Mobility Management and Spatial Planning

Stockholm, Sweden (6 500 km ², 2 019 000 inhabitants)

Stockholm is a fast growing region with big challenges in the transport system such lack of peak capacity for all modes of transport. It would not be possible to solve the problems just by building more infrastructure. There is a well established system for integrated infrastructure and land use planning on a regional level. All the authorities in region responsible for transport, traffic and/or land use planning are involved in the integrated planning process. In an early phase preceding the proposal of suitable measurements, the future regional transport requirements are analyzed on a system level. Both the Regional Development Plan and the Regional Infrastructure Investment Plan now includes MM to a certain extent.
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GP34 Worcester Choose how you Move

Worcester, United Kingdom (94.100 population, 33.2 km2)

There are many good schemes internationally dedicated to Sustainable Transport, but few examples have delivered the breadth of demonstrable benefits secured by Worcestershire County Council with the Worcester Choose How You Move Project.

Worcestershire County Council has sought to significantly enhance the efficiency of its transport network, capitalising on the development of sustainable infrastructure, improving transport services and delivering intuitive smarter choices measures. This has improved user safety and increased accessibility to services and facilities essential for high quality of life in a healthy, sustainable way.

Worcester’s Choose how you move project combined smarter choices measures with improved transport services and infrastructure (including Park and Ride, improved local bus services and walking and cycling networks). The combination of infrastructure and soft transport measures was intended, to “lead to a city that has vital and bustling economy, with residents and visitors that can easily move around in a way that not only tackles environmental issues but also addresses social exclusion.”

GP10 Mobility Management And Mobility Centres

Frankfurt, Germany

GP08 Traffic And Mobility Planning

Frankfurt, Germany

GP14 Integrated Transport System

Moravia – Silesia, Czech Republic (5 427 km ², 1.250.000 inhabitants)

United urban and regional public transport system, provides services to 95 % of inhabitants in Moravia-Silesia (CZ). Connects 240 municipalities; associates 10 crucial public transport operators and consists of 120 zones with unified tariffs. The system optimalizes and synchronizes public transport lines (bus, train, tram, trolley) within the whole region, ensures public transport availability in all provinces (including border and low-density areas) and facilitates public transport travelling. It is managed by the Regional Authority together with regional capital (Ostrava) and coordinated by authorised body (KODIS).
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Limerick City, Ireland (90,000 inhabitants; 52 km2)

Management of an effective Urban Traffic Control System (UTC) benefits traffic movement in the city and also the economy and the environment. Essentially, traffic signals and the UTC system form part of the software of our city as opposed to the roads and bridges that form the hardware. The ultimate objective being to get behavioral change which is directed towards the selection of more sustainable travel options or Smarter Travel. Essentially, traffic signals and the UTC system form part of the software of our city. The UTC system employed in Limerick City allows great flexibility to our traffic engineers to control and monitor all modes of traffic in our city and has allowed us to maximize efficiency on our network by combining with traditional traffic control additional functions.

GP19 Regional Platform for Mobility Management

Stockholm, Sweden (6 500 km ², 2 019 000 inhabitants)

“Sustainable travel and transports” was a regional cooperation project in Stockholm 2005 – 2007. The objectives were to ensure lasting competence and resources for Mobility Management and to find a long lasting organisation for regional cooperation/coordination. As a result a regional platform for cooperation and interaction regarding MM in Stockholm was developed – ResSmart. The participating organisations are Stockholm Public Transport Company, Swedish Transport Administration, the County Administrative Board and City of Stockholm. They are bound together by a Letter of Intent. The task for ResSmart’s coordination group, with representatives from each partner, is mainly to make sure planned and existing activities do not overlap and that the Region as a whole makes the most of existing budgets.
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GP27 Safe Roads

Treviso, Italy (2,476.68 km ², 883,840 inhabitants)

The Province of Treviso’s road safety project called “Prevention of road accidents and dissemination of the culture of safety” aims to raise young people’s awareness about road safety, improve their riding skills and reduce road accidents. It is characterized by a mixture of theoretical strategic lessons taught in schools and practical demonstrations carried out by a team of experts to test the skills developed by the young students/road users. The effectiveness of interventions, activities, actions carried out with innovative methodologies led, in 2009, to a 60% reduction of mortality (a percentage 50% higher than the one set by the European Community) and make up the “Treviso Model”, a model exported all over Italy and abroad.
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GP32 Integrated fares: technological investments on automatic ticketing

Treviso, Italy (2,476.68 km ², 883,840 inhabitants)

ACTIVO is a new electronic travel card enabling users to travel by coach throughout Eastern Veneto and Treviso’s urban network. The new electronic travel card adopted on the networks of the bus companies ACTT and ATVO promotes the use of public transport and allows to travel more conveniently and flexibly thanks to the “contact less” technology through which it is possible to bring the card neat the obliterator to obtain useful travel information. The ACTIVO card enables users to store in it more different travel tickets (for example a monthly ticket and a multi-ride ticket) and guarantees more mobility and saving.
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GP02 Aktionsprogram “Effizient Mobil”

Frankfurt, Germany

GP38 Transport development projects of Regional Operational Programme

West Transdanubia, Hungary (11328 km ², 1.000.000 inhabitants)

Transport development projects are implemented in the West Transdanubian Region in the framework of the West Pannon Operational Programme 2007-2013. The Regional OP involves 5 priority axes, two of which – ‘Urban development’ and ‘Environment and transport infrastructure development’ – are aiming at improving the transport facilities of the Region through interventions enhancing mobility and accessibility, i.e. ‘Improvement of the infrastructural criteria of local and regional community transport’ and ‘development of regional transport links’. These interventions include actions and operations such as modernisation of rail road lines, construction and renewal of bus terminals, building cycle paths and ICT improvements in order to enhance passenger traffic service- and information systems.
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GP Shared Bus System

Rhein-Main Region, Germany (14.000 km ², 5.000.000 inhabitants)

For the disposition of shared busses rms developed and now operates a software based system. It allows the optimization of the single route, it provides the basis for the billing between transport authority and transport company and it records the journey desire and transfers it to the transport company.
 The result is the decrease of the costs per each journey.
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PIMMS CAPITAL Final Conference 25th September Birmingham UK

Mobility Management, the Low Carbon Economy and the ERDF

PIMMS CAPITAL ends soon. To reflect on partners’ experiences and to look forward, the project is holding a master-conference on 24/26 September. It’s open to all, there is no attendance fee. For the conference programme click HERE; for a full brochure, with info on hotels etc click HERE. To register (online only please) click HERE.

Why attend?

  • The next EC funding period starts in 2014, and a key priority, already agreed, is to reduce the European Union’s carbon impact.
  • PIMMS CAPITAL has proved that the EC’s Structural Funds can be used to fund sustainable mobility actions – an important way to achieve this priority.
  • So now is the time for these lessons to be shared with key decision-makers, at both regional, national and European levels.
  • Help to shape the future: learn from our experience, support our manifesto, join us to do more!

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