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GIZ SUTP, in cooperation with AHK Argentina, will develop a course on Public space, carfree development and pedestrian and cycling safety on June 15, 2015 in Buenos Aires. This one-day training course will describe the main elements of improvement of spaces for non motorized transport (pedestrians, bicycles) and their safety in cities, while providing tools to develop policies and projects on the topic, based on the experience from developed and developing cities and with local expertise. The course program is available HERE.
We cordially invite you to join our next webinar on June 4.
Planning and policy decisions in Urban Mobility Plans (UMPs) are optimally based on extensive transport system data, travel demand data as well as travel behaviour. Developed cities and regions are using transport demand models to investigate the impact of particular measures. Those models rely on data input from various sources – i.e. from traffic counts, household surveys and further socio-economic and geo data. Most developing cities lack such comprehensive data to inform mobility planning and policy decisions, but many are catching up. At the same time, classic transport master plans are not flexible enough to react on the dynamic growth of developing cities, as they’re not regularly reviewed and thus, becoming obsolete.
In the webinar we will discuss with Christopher Kost and Jaya Bharathi Bathmaraj (ITDP) selected technical challenges of transport and mobility planning, covering data issues, monitoring and evaluation as well as time horizons of Urban Mobility Plans.
The ninth SUTP Case Study in our Sustainable Urban Transport series is available now. The publication investigates Fazilka Ecocabs, the world’s first dial-a-rickshaw scheme. Founded in Fazilka, Punjab, India by Navdeep Asija, Ecocabs serves primarily as philanthropy-driven social enterprise, which aims to raise the socio-economic status of rickshaw pullers through a strengthening of the already existing network of cycle rickshaws. At the same time, Ecocabs also improved existing rickshaw designs in order to revitalize cycle rickshaws asa sustainable mode of transport in Fazilka and other urban areas in the region. As a result, Fazilka has been nationally and internationally recognized as an environmentally friendly, inexpensive mode of transportation.
The document can be downloaded here.