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  1. 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.

  2. 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.


  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!


  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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  13. “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.


  14. 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.

  15. 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.



  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  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.




  20. 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.



  21. 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).


  22. 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.

    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.

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

    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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Austin South Lamar Corridor

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    For the city of Austin a preliminary draft for the South-Lamar Corridor was developed, led by HDR. The city of Austin asked us together with our partner Goudappel Coffeng to assess the designs and specifically to look at the facilities for cyclists and pedestrians. During the working visit in February, we participated in a so-called WalkAudit and we organised a workshop with all parties involved. The results have been used to assess the design and to work out in more detail a design for the bike crossing.