Measures to Influence transport Demand to Achieve Sustainability (MIDAS)

MIDAS looks at how to get people to change their travel habits and to use less energy intense modes of travel. The project started with a review of local transport and planning policies in six cities, to assess what policies have a positive impact on enabling a modal shift. For example: a modal shift from single occupancy private car use to car sharing on a regular basis, or to encourage the use of other more energy efficient transport modes such as walking, cycling and using public transport. MIDAS is being implemented by partners in 6 case study cities which are representative of a wide part of the enlarged Europe: Liverpool (UK), Aalborg (DK), Cork (IRL), Clermont Ferrand (FR), Bologna (IT) and Suceava (RO). The project uses innovative communication means to provide information and raise public awareness of environmental issues linked to car dependency. Those communication tools range from travel guides (Clermont Ferrand), a "sustainable mobility zone" (Bologna), "TravelWise" marketing campaigns (Liverpool), mobile touch screen information systems (Suceava), individualised marketing (Cork and Aalborg), to list a few.

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Rolf Messerschmidt (JEA) on behalf of City of Ludwigsburg
European Commission, Intelligent Energy Executive Agency (IEEA).May 2007

Urban structure has a great impact on transport demand. Approaches that integrate transport and urban planning may cause reduced transport and thus energy savings. SNOWBALL addresses two major specific barriers:the lack of multi-sectoral skills and institutional barriers. Professionals tend to be trained in specific sectoral applications, which can lead to sub-optimal planning solutions. Furthermore, skills such as evaluation of methods, consensus building, and communication are rarely trained. The examples of three partner cities (Trnava, Hilversum, Stockholm) show that these complementary skills make the difference in the successful implementation of new, sustainable planning. Key elements include a toolkit of integrated planning methods, a variety of workshops, and the development of national expert networks. The result of SNOWBALL will be that 6 cities will have developed an (integrated) urban plan, but, more importantly, that these cities will have acquired new skills and anchored new working procedures. Moreover, these cities will act as new examples for another set of cities to start integrated planning RATP.

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Energy Efficiency Business Week 2008

The ECODRIVEN final conference took place on the 12th november 2008 in the framework of the Czech Energy Efficiency Business Week in Prague (CZ). The Energy Efficiency Business Week is one of the most important conferences in the field of effective use of energy in the area of Central and Eastern Europe. For one afternoon the project ECODRIVEN and the Ecodriving activities in the partner countries took the center stage at the EEBW

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The content of this report and of the related web site is based on the educational design workshop “Smart Mobility. Rethinking the Paris Bus Line,” held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab, Spring 2005. MAS 966, in collaboration with RATP, Paris. This report, more then a structured linear text should serve as an instrument to “think with” that reflect a collective work and a collaboration process between MIT and RATP.

Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë announced yesterday that that program will be in place by the end of 2009 and will consist of some 4,000 cars which program users can pick up from and return to any one of 700 locations throughout the city. Users can either pay a monthly fee or pay as you go by using their monthly transport cards. The particular model of electric car has yet to be determined

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