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  1. 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.

     

  2. 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!

     

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

     

     

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 1st International Conference on future of urban public spaces 25-27 September 2018 in Tehran

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    With its motto “Public Space: Learning from the Past and Present for the Future”, this conference aims to prepare a ground on which urban experts from all over the world can share their knowledge via analysis of the concept of and experiences related to public space in different cities in relation to urban challenges of the new century.

    Tonny Bosch will be one of the keynote speakers.

    This conference welcomes papers which are case studies about public spaces in different cities and which analyze the continuity of and the link between the past, the present and the future.

    More information http://www.fups2018.com/en/

  11. “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.

     

  12. 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.

     

     

     

  13. 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.

  14. 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

     

     

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Mobility Centre Kampala

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    As part of the mobility strategy for Kampala, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has requested for design and consultancy services for the design of a Traffic Control Centre (TCC) Building located at the proposed site next to City Hall, Kampala, Uganda.

     

     

     

  19. Mobility Centre Kampala

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    As part of the mobility strategy for Kampala, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has requested for design and consultancy services for the design of a Traffic Control Centre (TCC) Building located at the proposed site next to City Hall, Kampala, Uganda.

    Together with KCCA, DASUDA and MAPtm we organised a two day workshop to discuss, analyse and define the strategic, tactical and operational role the Mobility Centre could and should play in the road map towards a Smart Moving Kampala.

     

     

  20. Redevelopment of Kajjansi market area

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    Kajjansi is a town in Wakiso District and nowadays integrated into the greater Kampala Metropolitan area. The Kajjansi area was always known for its market along the main connecting road from Kampala to Entebbe. Uganda’s rapid development (connection Airport Entebbe – capital Kampala) puts pressure on this area. Nowadays there is a lack of good quality housing, clean water, sanitation, reliable power supply, waste management, and adequate infrastructure for all modes.

    Field visits were undertaken and variety of stakeholder meetings took place focusing on spatial, mobility and inclusive business qualities, constraints and opportunities. In total over 30 organisations have actively contributed to the three development scenarios described in the Kajjansi Junction Report. The project is considered as a first step in a timeline that enables a phased operationalisation of an integrated spatial development strategy (Masterplan).

     

  21. MOVE Mobility participates in “Agglomerationskonzept Köln/Bonn”

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    The Köln/Bonn region is currently facing various challenges related to spatial development. Issues such as land development and traffic infrastructure are often conflicting and have to be accommodated in a limited space (for example settlement development versus open space protection). The solutions to address these challenges are to be found at a supra-regional and regional scale and in the form of integrated urban development concepts.

    Against this background, the “Agglomerationskonzept Köln/Bonn” aims at developing objectives and a future vision for the spatial development of Köln/Bonn region, through an intensive dialogue in the form of workshops, colloquia, forums, that will bring together stakeholders, professionals and experts from urban and regional level and various fields of work.

  22. Refactoring of the Mobiliteitsscan for the Dutch Market

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    The MOVE Meter is the international version of the Mobiliteitsscan. It is an easy to use GIS/internet based application especially developed to monitor and assess the mobility impact of infrastructural and socio-economic changes in a town, city or region.

    Together with DAT.Mobility the following activities have been performed:

    • Make the Mobiliteitsscan more robust (for example, improving data management and the user interface).
    • Prepare complete documentations related to the use and functionality of various modules.
    • Develop a proper interface, so that existing data and information from traffic models could be read swiftly and the results/ output could easily be exported to third-party tools (GIS and other applications).
    • Expand modules for sustainability and environmental assessment.
    • Other interface and usability improvements.
  23. Kampala city centre NMT pilot project

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    Kampala is the capital of Uganda and has a population of 1.2 million. During the day, this number increases to 2.2 million due to the influx of 1 million commuters. Congestion, chaos and air pollution are at very high levels. In co-operation with various organisations, city authorities, Goudappel Coffeng and the Iganga Foundation, we have been working for some years now to get the traffic organised and resolve many of the problems in the process. An example is the Kampala City Centre Pilot Project, which introduces sustainable urban transport. UNEP (the United Nations Environment Program) has been part of the project team from the start. MOVE Mobility, together with its partners finished the detailed design.

    2009-2011
    In co-operation with various organisations, city authorities and other partners, we worked to get the traffic organised, gave recommendations and resolved many of the problems in the planning process and transport-related policies.

    2013-2014
    Kampala City Centre Pilot Project introduces sustainable urban transport. The detailed design was finalised.

    2015-2016
    As continuation of the Kampala City Centre Pilot Project, which introduces sustainable urban transport, the NMT pilot route, extension Speke Road – Shimoni Road was designed. We worked from ‘big to small’. First, the networks for cycling and cars on a city level were studied (and designed) and then the work focused on the Central Business District. Once the (future) functions of the roads were clear, the design integrated:

    • car accessibility
    • cycling and walking infrastructure
    • public transport; BRT lines
    • quality of urban space
    • the green structure

  24. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Accelerators in Cape Town

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    The Urban Accelerator approach was used to make a pro-active steering tool for decision makers to create tangible measures leading to actual improvements in the urban domain. Measures that might have a ripple effect on their direct surroundings, would be defined as priorities.

    The scenarios were modelled with the MOVE Meter, putting emphasis on mobility and the opportunities for modal shift, potential measures for car, public transport and non-motorised transport network in and around Cape Town.

  25. ECOZONA Cuernavaca – Urban and transport transformation in the historic centre of Cuernavaca, Mexico

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    Morelos State in cooperation with the Federal Government and several civil and environmental organisations started the first ECOZONA, which is intended to transform the historic centre of Cuernavaca. The aim is to stop the un-organised growth and urban sprawl towards the hills and valleys, therefore preventing further environmental damages, such as the deforestation, water and air pollution. Based on these goals, the Morelos Government contracted MOVE Mobility to consult on the solutions for an accessible and sustainable city centre.

    Stage 1 – Mobility workshop

    The objective of this workshop was to assist and advice the City of Cuernavaca and their planners. MOVE Mobility worked with different stakeholders: the municipality, architects and civil society representatives from the region. The workshop focused on the envisioning of a strategic network for Cuernavaca, from the Metropolitan area to the Historical Centre scale.

    Stage 2 – Mobility strategy development and evaluation

    As a result of the workshop, MOVE Mobility continued working on the reorganisation of the public transport, car and bike flows in the surrounding of the ECOZONA. In order to achieve the main goals of the ECOZONA, the Municipality of Morelos developed a mobility strategy which included different proposals for changing its transport system towards a more sustainable one. For this project, MOVE Mobility was responsible for evaluating the different proposals in the MOVE Meter and for studying the impacts of these ideas on the rest of the traffic in the ECOZONA and Cuernavaca. Among the scenarios evaluated were the pedestrianisation of the current city centre, the implementation of circular routes in the area and the effects of the BRT system in the city and its surrounding towns. The results were presented in a final workshop.

  26. National Strategy and Policy Framework on Sustainable Low-Carbon Urban Transport

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    The assignment is part of the project “Green Cities: Integrated Sustainable Urban Transport for the City of Batumi and the Achara Region” ISTBAR. The project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility and implemented by UNDP.

    Meant as a response to the pressing issues that urban transport is facing in Georgia, this assignment proposed a national vision, policy guidelines (based on the Enable – Avoid – Shift – Improve framework) and a set of strategic interventions in various areas related to urban transport (public transport, NMT, traffic management and safety, travel demand, institutional and financial arrangements) in order to improve accessibility and mobility in Georgian urban areas. The stated purpose of this assignment was:

    • to facilitate and support the formulation of the National Strategy and Policy Framework on Sustainable Low-Carbon Urban Transport;
    • to encourage the development of low-carbon urban transport systems and;
    • to improve the quality and sustainability of urban transport (including all modes of urban transport) and road traffic safety in Georgian cities.

    The results of the project would help Georgian cities to move towards achieving their Covenant of Mayors (CoM) commitment to reduce emissions with 20% by the year 2020, compared with the business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, by providing local and national authorities the tools that can be used to shift current practices towards sustainable actions in the urban transport sector. The proposals have been developed based on stakeholders input, but also based on experiences of European countries and cities that have proved to be most successful in addressing the challenges of urban transport, adapting the lessons to Georgian reality.

  27. Marcel van Lieshout

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    By learning from one another and utilising one another’s experience, enthusiasm and motivation, we can create surprising solutions and also define and implement less straightforward projects.

    What motivates me is not just implementing projects with clients but rather collaborating with clients to define projects that contribute to a mobile and liveable society. By learning from one another and utilising one another’s experience, enthusiasm and motivation, we can create surprising solutions and also define and implement less straightforward projects. That’s how I’ve worked for consulting and engineering firms (Goudappel Coffeng and Witteveen + Bos) and for the traffic department of my home town, Rotterdam.

    I studied traffic engineering at the Traffic Academy in Tilburg and social geography at Utrecht University. Before switching to MOVE Mobility, I worked for Goudappel Coffeng (2005-2012), where I was in charge of the Hague branch of the Transport Architecture Division and a senior consultant, with sustainable mobility as a special area of interest.

  28. Henk Tromp

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    We three co-founders of MOVE mobility have set ourselves the challenge of reversing the too easy assumption that traffic bottlenecks are ‘solved’ by adding more infrastructure.

    To achieve this, we use map imagery to show problems and opportunities at the level of households, businesses, commuters, and the environment.
    The maps clearly visualise the causes and effects of behavioural choices made by consumers (demand), businesses and central and local authorities (supply), as well as the extent to which congestion levels affect the different stakeholders. This way, we can find behavioural and spatial solutions in addition to infrastructure expansion.

    Years of experience working for central and local government and the business community have taught us that it is easier to be right and to be seen to be right if the technical content is made accessible for non-technical users. Map images that resonate with stakeholders (“yes, that’s right, it’s a nightmare getting out of town at the end of the day”) have proved to contribute substantially to this. Processing observations is a major new development. The era of classic ‘black box’ transport models is – almost – over. Working with other experts, we are developing web-based tools that provide a better understanding. Technically, and in terms of communication, we have already brought these tools to the next level. Central government and local authorities are using our tools widely to plan and review measures.

  29. Tonny Bosch

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    The best way forward is to start off with a vision and an idea, followed by defining and making small steps towards achieving that vision.

    ‘Creating better cities’ – that’s what motivates me. I was inspired by the ideas of Henk Goudappel, who I met during my studies at the Traffic Academy (1975-1979) and my first period (1979-1980) working at Goudappel Coffeng.

    In my work as a director at Goudappel Coffeng (1991-2011), it became clear to me that the best way forward is to start off with a vision and an idea, followed by defining and making small steps towards achieving that vision. Confronting decision-makers with the question ‘What kind of city do you want?’ was and is often the start of interesting and ambitious projects. Mobility is still a major issue for me, and the link with other policy fields that shape cities – such as economics, the environment and quality public space – makes the challenge even more exciting.

    I studied traffic engineering at the Traffic Academy in Tilburg. After starting at Goudappel Coffeng in 1979, I worked from 1981 to 1992 at BVA traffic consultants in Raalte. In 1992 I returned to Goudappel Coffeng to become a member of the management team for 10 years. During that period I was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ICU consortium for the city of Utrecht and a member of the review committee for the postgraduate programme at Breda University of Applied Sciences (NHTV).

  30. Monitoring & Evaluation of the Beter Benutten (Optimising Use) National Programme

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    In the ‘Beter Benutten’ (‘Optimising Use’) programme, the Dutch government, regions and businesses are working together to improve road, waterway and railway accessibility in the regions with the most congested roads. The programme is a customised mix of measures meant for reducing congestion and improving traffic and accessibility on Dutch roads.

    MOVE Mobility has been commissioned to perform the monitoring and evaluation of this programme with the help of the MOVE Meter. The main purpose of this project is to analyse the effects of various measures on congestion levels and travel time. Such measures can be: improving existing roads, offering travellers more choices and services, building new infrastructure for various modes, working together with businesses to facilitate smart travelling, etc.

    MOVE Mobility has been responsible for: prepare the monitoring and evaluation plan, provide training and guiding for regions on implementing the measures in the MOVE Meter, keep direct contact with regional coordinators and the representatives of the Ministry, monitor and evaluate the effects of the implemented measures in the MOVE Meter, report on the findings.