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  1. MOVE Mobility presents for a high-level delegation from Peru

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    Last week, at the office of the Dutch Cycling Embassy in Delft, Ruxandra gave a presentation and discussed with a high-level delegation from Peru. The delegation consisted of representatives – mayors and civil servants involved in urban planning and development – of several municipalities in the northern part of Lima Province: Santa Rosa, Comas, Ancón and Puente Piedra.

    The topics discussed were related to integrated transport and mobility planning in general and the promotion of cycling, in particular. Further, the challenges that these municipalities are facing in terms of congestion, pollution and health have been analysed.

    Ruxandra presented and discussed the importance of combining good infrastructure with efficient governance and a strong education programme in order to ensure the development of a sustainable, reliable and people-centred transport system. The analysis of the traffic in Bogotá performed with our MOVE Meter tool was shown as a good practice for cycling and transport planning.

  2. View Pioneer now officially distributor of the MOVE Meter

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    At the end of April Tonny Bosch and Imran Hasan Ahmed visited Kurdistan Region in Iraq. During this visit, an agreement has been signed with our established partner in the region, View Pioneer. They will be the distributors of our MOVE Meter tool in the Middle East area.

    We are very proud that the MOVE Meter will also be used by Sulaimani Polytechnic University for training future urban and transport planners.

  3. Reyhan Safari inspires students in Istanbul

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    As part of this curriculum, students are encouraged to follow design-thinking steps to develop solutions to real-life problems they have identified in their city related to urban mobility, which culminated in a Project Showcase.

    On 14th April participants gathered at Robert College for a Youth Summit, where Reyhan Safari introduced the framework of Smart Moving Cities, and inspired them to think about how they could play a role in improving the accessibility, livability, safety, and economic vitality of their own city.

    The following day, the Project Showcase took place at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul where Reyhan consulted with students, providing feedback on the viability and creativity of their projects. Following her valuable perspective, these students are now wrapping up their projects, which will be submitted shortly, with the winners announced in the following days.

     

  4. Carolina Ramos keynote speaker at the “Congreso Movilidad Futura”

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    Carolina has been invited as a keynote speaker at the “Congreso Movilidad Futura” in Medellín. She presented the Dutch experience in micromobility as a service and how it can be applicable for cities in Colombia. We hope we can keep sharing our knowledge and mixing the “best of both worlds” on more mobility trending topics!

  5. Urban accessibility – A system comparison between Public Transport+Bike, and the car

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    The project involves a systematic and quantitative comparison between two urban transport systems: one is designed mainly for bicycle and public transport and the other one is designed with a strong focus on the car. MOVE Mobility will do most of the calculations with the Mobiliteitsscan tool. Clients include the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands), and there is guidance from the scientific world.

    The project concerns innovative research, which means that the interpretation of the assignment and the working method can change during the project, partly on the basis of input from the clients. The innovative aspect of this project concerns not only the content but also the organisation of the project. There are several participating (financing) parties that are given a say in the research during the project.

    At the end of the assignment a public research report will be delivered with a description of the approach, the most important outcomes and the applicability to other situations.

  6. Kampala launches non-motorised transport ways

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    Kampala continues its efforts to become a sustainable, clean and people centred city and has launched non-motorised transport ways in the city as accelerator for Smart Moving Kampala. Safe, convenient, inclusive transport infrastructure will help people move away from cars to healthier modes of transport. Kampala will focus more and more on “Multimodality”.

    Kampala’s Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and divisional mayors have supported the construction of cycle and walk ways in the city.

    See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9zrrttt8Zs

  7. Kajjansi Junction Spatial Development Framework

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    Tuesday 26th of February the Kajjansi Town Council met in a special session regarding the Kajjansi Junction Spatial Development Framework (SDF), presented by DASUDA under the title Vision for Growth.

    The Council members have taken the opportunity to learn about the insights and background of the SDF containing the Master Plan for the Kajjansi Junction area, the potential growth from the node or Urban Accelerator© over a wider area, and the phased implementation interventions for the existing Kajjansi Market to become a sustainable and durable solution in future context.

    Part of the SDF focusses around the Kajjansi junction on an integral spatial and mobility improvement. A Metrobus will interchange at this hub with the Taxi (14 seater) and the main road in Kajjansi town will be transformed into a “Kajjansi Boulevard”.

    The Council have expressed their enthusiasm for this vision to make it their own. Therefore they have decided officially at the meeting of the Council on Thursday 28th of February 2019 to endorse this Kajjansi Junction Spatial Development Framework.

     

  8. Meeting with the Armenian Ambassador, Mr. Tigran Balayan

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    Last week we met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in the Netherlands, Mr. Tigran Balayan, who visited the Dutch Cycling Embassy (DCE). Armenia is really interested in learning from and sharing the Dutch cycling experiences.

    We presented our approach to sustainable mobility, our strategic tool the MOVE Meter, and how it can help plan a cycling network in Armenia.

    We are looking forward to new opportunities in beautiful Armenia!

  9. Action plan Reduction of Traffic Congestion 2.0

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    Rijkswaterstaat wants to ease the congestion levels in the short term and has put together a package of measures. Measures that can be implemented quickly and that are effective. In 2016, Rijkswaterstaat already identified 24 measures (both in traffic management and infrastructure) in the Action plan Reduction of Traffic Congestion 2.0 to alleviate traffic jams in the coming years. The measures have been presented both by Rijkswaterstaat and by the different regions in the Netherlands. All measures are focused on reducing of traffic congestion quickly and effectively.

    The product of this assignment is a report describing the approach and method used. In addition, the measures and their effects are included, as well as the results of the calculation of the individual measures and the total package.

  10. 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/

  11. 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.

  12. We are continuing our Latin American journey!

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    During this week MOVE Mobility and the Colombian company Bicycle Capital signed a Memorandum of Understanding which main purpose is to provide a framework of cooperation in which the companies will do their best to unite their knowledge around the development of projects that seek to achieve liveable and accessible cities.

    During this week Carolina also had the opportunity to go to the Cable Car of Bogotá: Transmicable. It was inaugurated on December 2018, has 4 stations and will transport 3.600 passengers per hour per direction. More than 750 thousand citizens of Ciudad Bolívar (one of the most disadvantaged areas of the city) benefit from the implementation of Transmicable. The system connects with one of the main hubs of the BRT system of Bogotá, Transmilenio.

     

     

     

     

  13. 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 !

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

     

  17. 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.

  18. 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).

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. “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.

  23. 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.

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    http://www.bicigocolombia.com

     

  24. 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.

     

  25. 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!

     

  26. Update of the BBI (Accessibility Indicator) module in the Mobiliteitsscan

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    The Mobiliteitsscan is an internet tool that makes data from, for example, traffic models accessible and gives the users the opportunity to perform (model) analyses based on that data.

    One of the modules in the Mobiliteitsscan is the Accessibility Indicator (Bereikbaarheidsindicator).

    This module needs to go through an improvement process. This is related to the following functionalities:

    • Import functionality – refine the polygon area selection
    • Regression calculations added as a functionality
    • Data validation possibilities – output also explained in information pup-ups
    • Logical menu structure
    • Improved interface that allows freedom of choice for different types of users
  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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