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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Municipality of Darbandikhan in the Kurdistan Region wishes to create a more sustainable mobility system in the city. Therefore, it needs a coherent and well-planned traffic and transportation system. Together with View Pioneer, MOVE Mobility supported the Municipality of Darbandikhan during the process of integrated planning (strategic networking). This is essential for the future of cities that want to shift their mobility system from car use to multimodality with consistent networks for walking, cycling, public transport and car. In this process we involved stakeholders. The use of a tool and adequate data collection is crucial. The final product was a complete analysis of the current network and traffic situation with proposed projects for the future that will make Darbandikhan a ‘Smart Moving City’.
Our main activities and outputs of the project were: Analysing the existing situation related to all transport modes, coordinating data collection processes (counting, interviews, surveys), setting mobility visions and goals, organising workshops and consultation meetings with all concerned stakeholders, drawing up the urban mobility plan with recommendations, and communicating the results.