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  1. 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.

  2. “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.

  3. 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.


  4. 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.

  5. “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.


  6. 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.

  7. 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.



  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Cycling Fellow Program for US Cities

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    Cities around the world are making efforts to offer their citizens more sustainable transportation options, including bicycling. The Netherlands is the world leader in cycling. Here cities have managed to include safe bicycling in modern transportation systems. It is a living lab and a source of inspiration.

    In 2015, the Netherlands started to support the Cycling Fellow Program for US Cities. The Dutch Cycling Embassy in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in the US carried out this initiative. The objective was to facilitate an exchange between Dutch experts and their US counterparts, starting in four cities (Denver, Memphis, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh).

    The Cycling Fellows for Memphis were Kyle Wagenschutz (Memphis, now People for Bikes) and Tonny Bosch (MOVE Mobility). The program ran for more than six months; visiting the Netherlands and Memphis was part of it. Memphis has a lot to do to become a ‘cycling city’. After a good start in recent years the fellows designated a new planning approach for Memphis. The final map shows seven projects (so called ’Jewels’). The idea is that these jewels will lift the whole urban area to a higher cycling level. And this is not only about infrastructure and vehicles; organisation and communication/promotion is a big part of it.

  13. Safe cycling becomes priority in Washington’s West End

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    Within the next three years a large-scale cycling network will be implemented in Washington’s West End District, the western part of the city centre.

    On behalf of the Dutch Cycling Embassy and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the Netherlands Embassy in Washington), Sjors van Duren from the Province of Gelderland, Marcel van Lieshout from MOVE Mobility and Richard ter Avest from Goudappel Coffeng were in Washington, where they joined forces with 40 local and national planners and designers to share Dutch expertise on traffic safety using the ThinkBike concept.

    The US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Fox, who was in Europe at the time, said he was very impressed by everything that’s going on in the infrastructure sector in the Netherlands. Recently he visited Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Oslo, and he was particularly enthusiastic about how different transport modes coexist peacefully in the Netherlands. He saw that cycling safety has a high priority and he supports the initiative being launched in Washington.