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  1. Successful introduction to Dutch mobility: ‘a utopian society’

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    The Randstad, a region comprised of the four largest cities in the Netherlands, is similar to the Bay Area in terms of its size, population and commuter activity. However, while this region struggles to keep its aging transportation system in motion, the Randstad delivers a world-renowned integrated mobility network. The almost 50 attendees could discover how the regions compare and what lessons the Bay Area can learn from the Dutch approach to sustainable regional transportation. “This was a highly successful event for us,” stated Lucas van der Linde after the presentation. “People are very interested in our Dutch approach and are very eager to learn from us. They consider the Dutch approach as a contribution to a utopian society. We received a lot of positive feedback and we are convinced that we can contribute to the solutions San Francisco is asking for.”

    Consultant Lucas van der Linde was one of the speakers during the Transportation Seminar at Portland State University (PSU). The subject: The Success of an Integrated Mobility Strategy from the Netherlands.

    Presentation and video of the webinar can be downloaded here https://www.excellent-cities.com/news/the-success-of-an-integrated-mobility-strategy/

  2. MIRT Research Utrecht Metropolitan Area (The Dutch Multi-Year Programme for Infrastructure, Spatial Planning and Transport)

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    We are extremely proud to have been entrusted to work together with Must, Twynstra Gudde, Sweco and Decisio on the MIRT Research for Utrecht Metropolitan Area. A challenge we are very excited about!

    The region has the task to expand the existing urban area with a city the size of Eindhoven, starting from now, until 2040. Our role is to identify and make an inventory of challenges and opportunities for supporting a smart and healthy accessibility in the region.

    Compactness and proximity are key concepts for this topic. For us this means that we will focus even more on pointing out the opportunities that cycling and walking have to offer, both as separate transportation modes and in combination with public transport and private vehicles.

  3. Car Free Day in Kampala

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    Car Free Day in Kampala, coordinated by our partner in Africa, ! Kampala continues its efforts to become a sustainable, clean and people centred city. On the 27th of January, the Ugandan capital city celebrated non-motorised transport through the “Car Free Day” event, bringing together people of all ages and from all walks of life.

    See more here: https://lnkd.in/gYNAZyC !

  4. Smart Moving Cities! introduced in south Iraq

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    In December last Tonny Bosch, together with Imran Hasan Ahmed, held a workshop in Al Najaf city (south of Iraq) about Smart Moving Cities! Sustainable transportation and the mobility problems in the city were the main topics.

    Representatives of the Al Najaf governorate, general directories of several municipalities, the municipality of Al Najaf, general directory of traffic of Al Najaf and Kufa University staff attended the workshop.

    At the end of the workshop a number of solutions to improve the mobility system were proposed.

  5. Assessment of Dutch cycle infrastructure projects

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    Improvement of the quality of cycle infrastructure does contribute to a better accessibility and livability of regions. Provinces and regions proposed a number of cycle infrastructure projects and are seeking for financial support by the Ministry.

    In order to rank these projects on their contributions to the goals of the Ministery this study was conducted.

  6. Unique experiment in Kampala

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    A unique experiment took place in Kampala to support pedestrians, especially school children, in crossing the street safely.

    Our representative in Kampala, Amanda Ngabirano, has initiated this pilot together with Makarere University and the University of Cambridge in England. Amanda will supervise the remaining process.

     

  7. Car Free Day in Rania

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    As part of our Knowledge Exchange programme a delegation of 14 people from the government, governerate and municipalities of the Raparin region (340.000 inhabitants) visited our office and country a few months ago. Our programme helps cities to visualize more sustainable options for their planning. This is really important in order to change the paradigm of the car-orientated regions such as Kurdistan and to set the first steps towards a Smart Moving Raparin.

    And now, after three months, look at the result: a Car Free Day in Iraq, in the city of Rania.

    The purpose of this event was to promote walking, cycling and the use of public transport in the area. More than 500 people participated, including the Governor, representatives of the University of Raparin, the Municipality of Rania and the Traffic Department.

  8. City of the Future

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    The city of the future is integrated, adaptable, resilient, connected, inclusive towards nature and people. On 30th November a team of experts with MOVE Mobility as the mobility expert, presented their vision for the internationale Knoop XL in Eindhoven, in the frame of the City of the Future (Stad van de Toekomst), an important event for the future of the Netherlands, organised by BNA, Ministerie IenW, Municipalities of Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven and TU Delft, where a community of designers, advisors and policy makers have been envisioning the future of our cities.

    This vision is the collective work of Urban Arcipelago, a team consisting of Mauro Parravicini (Mauroparravicini Architects), Marta Roy Torrecilla (Kartonkraft), Francesco Garofalo (Openfabric) and Kai van Hasselt (Noha), including Marcel van Lieshout (MOVE Mobility), Michel Visscher (Royal HaskoningDHV).

  9. Second Stakeholders’ Workshop and high-level Steering Committee meeting in Bethlehem

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    The event brought together representatives from several national ministries, the local municipalities involved, members of the civil society, NGOs and local businesses.

    The first half of the day was dedicated to presenting and discussing the overarching vision, the main objectives and the development scenarios for the Bethlehem conurbation mobility. The results of the previous stakeholders’ workshop, organised in September, formed the basis for our proposals. The participants got the chance to comment on the three scenarios and to choose the one that they believed was the best for creating a liveable and accessible Bethlehem. During the second half of the day, concrete and operational measures and projects have been discussed, touching on topics such as: public transport, road network, NMT and information and education.

    On the 14th of November, a high-level Steering Committee meeting took place. The Mayor of Bethlehem, Mr. adv. Anton Salman, the mayors of Beit Sahur, Beit Jala, Al Khader, Ad Doha and Artas, the French General Consul in Jerusalem, Mr. Pierre Cochard, the Governor of Bethlehem Governorate, representatives of Paris Municipality and French Agency for Development, engineers and planners sat together at the same time and discussed the future of mobility in Bethlehem conurbation. The meeting has been a success, showing the commitment of all stakeholders to transform Bethlehem conurbation into a sustainable and enjoyable place for its inhabitants and visitors.

  10. KCCA launches NMT (non-motorised transport) project

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    More than 5 years ago we as MOVE Mobility developed the Smart Moving Kampala! policy document. In this document the design of the NMT (non motorized transport) pilot project was included. After a number of debates, place making etc. during the last years, KCCA started with the implementation mid November 2018. Congratulations to Kampala!

    See more in this film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p8sPKl2954

  11. First Stakeholders’ Workshop in Bethlehem

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    On the 18th and the 19th of September, the first Stakeholders’ Workshop for the Mobility Study of Bethlehem conurbation took place. The event brought together representatives from several national ministries, all the local municipalities involved (Bethlehem, Beit Sahur, Beit Jala, Al Khader, Ad Doha and Artas), members of the civil society, NGOs and local businesses.

    During the two-day workshop, the participants actively got involved in the planning process, providing valuable input for the development of the future of mobility in Bethlehem conurbation. Through hands-on activities, co-creation and open dialogue, the stakeholders, together with the consultants and the beneficiaries of the project envisioned the future of their city.

    The results of the workshop will form the basis for the next stages of the project, during which a common vision, the main objectives and the possible future mobility scenarios for Bethlehem conurbation will be developed. This will be followed by a second Stakeholders’ Workshop in November. Choosing the preferred scenario and deciding on the measures and projects that best serve the objectives of the project will be the focus of this second event. The ultimate goal is to make Bethlehem conurbation an accessible and liveable area, friendly to the environment, its citizens and visitors.

    WE, at MOVE Mobility, together with our partner, Community Development Group, have been steering and moderating the workshop activities and we were happy to see that the project attracts a lot of interest and commitment from all stakeholders.

  12. “Living on the Delta”, a two-day design workshop in Zárate, Argentina

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    Last week we, Beccan Davila Urbanismo, Rebel and MOVE Mobility, started the preparation for a participatory design workshop to be held in Zárate, Argentina on 1ste and 2nd of November. The main purpose of the workshop is to design a strategy that could sustainably integrate the challenges of the continental territory and the sector of islands located in the Delta, both belonging to the Zárate county. This plan will be an integrated solution between water, mobility, urban planning and finance. Based on this draft strategy a cluster of strategic projects will be defined and one will be chosen for further development including a draft financial arrangement/strategy. Zárate should be considered as a pilot initiative that could be repeated in other cities of the Delta.The workshop is sponsored by Partners for Water and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and will be coordinated by the Sociedad Arquitectos de Zárate.

  13. BiciGo event in Colombia

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    MOVE Mobility will be part of the Dutch delegation that will attend the BiciGo event that will be held in Bogotá from the 29th of November to 2nd of December in Corferias. We will present our interactive modelling tool the MOVE Meter and we will discuss how you can use it for mobility planning in your city with a focus on cycling.

    More information:

    http://www.bicigocolombia.com

     

  14. Knowledge Exchange Programme for the government of Raparin Region, Kurdistan.

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    Our Knowledge Exchange Programme helps cities to visualize more sustainable options for their planning. This is really important in order to change the paradigm of the car-orientated regions such as Kurdistan and to set the first steps towards a Smart Moving Raparin.

    We shared with the governor, mayors and technicians our experiences on urbanism and sustainable mobility.

    Together with Nahuel Beccan from MAP Urban Strategies , Carolina Ramos carried out a workshop in which the challenges and possibilities of urban development and sustainable mobility for the cities of Rania and Chuar-Qurne were explored. The most demanding topics were land-use planning, road connections, the use of water in the city and in the agrarian zone, use of mountains for alternative energies, the increase of green areas and investment in infrastructure for tourism.

    The group visited various cities in the Netherlands, was introduced at the Dutch Cycling Embassy and made a cycling tour in Deventer.

     

  15. First cycle lane in Kampala now open

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    Smart Moving Kampala! was launched in 2014. In this project the NMT pilot route was designed in detail. Of course the first step was to design the city networks for car, BRT and bicycles. These networks are the every day blueprint for KCCA how and where to invest in infrastructure. Within a year the NMT pilot route will be implemented. Last month the first cycle lane was realised. Our partner in Uganda.

    Ms Amanda Ngabirano, was given the honor to open it. A small start on the move towards a fantastic end result!

    Many cities around the world (Nairobi, Singapore, Sidney, Brussels etc.) gave a reaction: Kampala is ahead of us!

     

  16. We started working at the Mobility Plan for Bethlehem

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    At the beginning of July, as part of the work we are doing together with our partners in Palestine for the project “Transport and Mobility Strategy for the Conurbation of Bethlehem”, Dina Al Araj (transport engineer at CDG) visited us in Deventer. During two intensive weeks, we worked together on gathering as much local knowledge as possible, on understanding how things work in Bethlehem and we shared own experiences. The result was a report on the status quo of the transport system in Bethlehem, that would be presented to the client, the donors and the members of the Steering Committee.

  17. Matia Lwanga Bwanika, governor of Wakiso district, role model Multimodality

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    The Police Department of the city of Deventer donated Matia Lwanga Bwanika, governor of Wakiso district a Dutch police bike. Amanda Ngabirano and Tonny Bosch of MOVE Mobility handed over the bike. The governor is very grateful for this generous gesture. He has the ambition to become role model multi modality for Uganda, starting in Wakiso.

    Wakiso District is located in the Central Region of Uganda that partly encircles Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. The district headquarters are located in Wakiso Town, approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Kampala on the highway to Hoima.

  18. MOVE Mobility starts online teaching programma

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    MOVE Mobility and its partner in Iraq, View Pioneer Company, visited the president of the University of Sulaimani Prof. Mr. Reza Hasan. We discussed the online teaching programme. Mr. Hasan is very interested in this innovative idea and is willing to further cooperate.

    We also visited Sulaimani Polytechnic University to discuss collaboration on online teaching.

    The idea is to encourage higher education institutions and businesses to cooperate more closely. In the University Business Forum representatives from the sectors education and business share success stories, learn from each other and, more important, exchange ideas for new projects and curriculum design

  19. Darbandikhan Mobility Plan 2017-2027 officially submitted

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    On 23rd April 2018, MOVE Mobility and its partner in Iraq, View Pioneer Company, organised a workshop entitled Darbandikhan Mobility Plan 2017-2027 to submit the project to the Ministry of Municipalities. Representatives of different sectors attended the workshop including municipalities of the Sulaimani province and relevant stakeholders, and a number of professors and researchers of the university and other institutions.

    During the workshop the start of Arbat Mobility Plan was announced. Funder of the project is Sristan Company. Arbat is a town with 25,000 inhabitants.

     

     

  20. Road rehabilitation in costal protection project

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    São Tomé en Principe is an independent democracy with 200,000 inhabitants. It is an archipelago and is threatened by the sea. A large integral project is now being set up to protect the coast in a sustainable way. Many agencies are involved. MOVE Mobility is conducting the mobility study, including the design of the 7 km long Boulevard.

  21. Workshop Mobility and Urban Planning in Oaxaca, Mexico

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    Last week we signed a MoU between the Netherlands, represented by the Ambassador Margriet Leemhuis, and the Oaxaca Government in Mexico.

    MOVE Mobility with its partners MAP and Deltares, will work together under that agreement in topics of urban development, water and mobility.

    Additionally, during that week we also organised a workshop together with MAP in order to study the mobility and urban planning in the city and then proposed possible solutions and pilot projects that help the further development of the city.

  22. Mobility Study for Bethlehem

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    The teams of MOVE Mobility and Community Development Group (CDG), won the tender for a Mobility Study for Bethlehem Municipality.

    Together with our Palestinian partner CDG we will support Bethlehem Municipality with the development of a Transport and Mobility Master plan. The coming 12 months we will develop this plan in an active process with and for the Bethlehem Municipality. The plan will be based on a sustainable connection between planning, transport and economic development.

  23. “Place Making” in Luwum street

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    Smart Moving Kampala! The mobility memorandum for this city contains an elaboration of a pilot NMT (non-motorised transport) route. The implementation process must be carefully followed. After all, the streets in Africa are much more than just an infrastructure where you can move about. It is also a market place, a place to talk and of course it is intended to facilitate all traffic types.
    On the photo you see “Place Making” in Luwum street (part of the pilot route). With the help of elements, paint, closures, et cetera the future situation has already been imitated for two days.

    Our representative Amanda Ngabirano is closely involved in this communication process that UN Habitat finances for a large part.

     

  24. Carolina and Ruxandra active volunteers for Erasmus Mundus

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    In 2017, in addition to working at MOVE Mobility, Carolina and Ruxandra have also been active volunteers for EMA, the association that gathers students and alumni of Erasmus Mundus Master and Doctoral Programmes from all over the world. Throughout the last year, they participated in various meetings and events together with fellow students, alumni, representatives of the European Commission and other institutions, contributing to reshaping not only the future of the association, but also that of European higher education.

     

     

     

  25. Stop oder Go? Perspectiven für ein mobiles Münsterland

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    Tonny Bosch was the keynote speaker at the IHK-Verkehrsforum Stop oder Go? Perspectiven für ein mobiles Münsterland. The main question at the congress was how to make the next step in traffic and transportation planning in Münster. Tonny shared experiences of the Dutch mobility system like zoning (A/B/C) in Utrecht, multimodality, MOVE Meter for city planning. And how these examples may help Münster to make the next step in sustainability.

  26. Excellent Cities Program launched

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    MOVE Mobility, Goudappel Coffeng and DAT.Mobility cooperate in the “Excellent Cities” program that was officially launched at VeloCity 2017.

    Excellent Cities are people-centred, economically vibrant, attractive, sustainable and socially equitable.

    We believe in the power of mobility planning as a tool in the hand of governments to improve our cities in all these fields. With our program Excellent Cities we provide more than 50 years of experience in urban mobility planning for excellent cities in the Netherlands, one of the most populated countries in the world. We understand all aspects of urban mobility in design, effects and tooling but also in actor-involvement, decision-making and engineering.

    http://www.excellent-cities.com

     

     

  27. Two-day Fact Finding mission in Bucharest

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    Of course the topics that were discussed included integrated planning, multimodality, cycling infrastructure and how the city is organised. Five main requirements for cycling: safe, straight, consistent, comfortable and attractive were discussed. Present were planners, engineers, advisors, councillors from the City Hall and representatives from NGO’s.

    The conclusion is that together we can let Bucharest become a “Cycling City”. Recommendations for the way forward on the short term were made.

  28. Knowledge Transfer from The Netherlands to Uganda

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    At the invitation of RVO and the Dutch Embassy in Kampala, a delegation of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the Uganda Local Governments Association (ULGA) visited The Netherlands.  The purpose of the study trip was to contribute to the inclusive urban development in Kampala district and to strengthen cooperation between The Netherlands and Uganda in the field of urban development.

    MOVE Mobility and DASUDA organised the program. Topics were waste to energy, urban agriculture, mobility and NMT (non-motorised transport), and upgrading of city markets.

  29. Knowledge Exchange Program ‘Smart Moving Cities’

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    The Knowledge Transfer Program ‘Smart Moving Cities’ has been set up by our company in order to support mutual learning from best practices and increase international cooperation in the mobility field. Making cities better, safer, attractive and more livable – that is the main goal of this program. One of the key points is to increase institutional capacity for creating smart cities and to teach people from various institutions how to efficiently work together.

    Under the guidance of experts from MOVE Mobility the participants attend a program that shows them in practice and in discussions with designers, engineers and stakeholders how to create a better city to live in, especially from a mobility and transport point of view. Participants can acquire knowledge about inter- and multimodality, the governance and financing of transport related projects, road design, traffic management, tender processes. They visit several cities in the Netherlands to see some of these elements in practice.