ELIPTIC at TRB: Sharing innovative, tested practices in sustainable urban mobility in EU and US cities

ELIPTIC Coordinator Michael Glotz-Richter from the City of Bremen will take part in a joint session of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the European Commission, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport. This will take place on the sidelines of the Transport Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on 10 January 2018.

This is an invitation-only side-session to the main TRB programme that can welcome up to 45 participants from EU and US cities, regions, public transport providers, public sector organisations, research organisations and companies.

Representatives from the cities of New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, Bremen (Germany), Lisbon (Portugal), Bologna (Italy) and Enschede (Netherlands) have already confirmed their interest to present their activities. Also participating are the European CIVITAS Initiative (co-funded by the European Union which implemented 800+ innovative urban transport solutions in 80+ EU cities since 2002), representatives from the Polis city network, NACTO, leading researchers, as well as FHWA and U.S. Department of Transportation representatives and technical experts.

The main aim of this session is to share tested, innovative practices in urban mobility in European and US cities that could bring about a paradigm shift in urban mobility and trigger behavioural change in favour of sustainable mobility.

The session will have a roundtable format and is designed to give participants an opportunity to share information on innovative practices in urban mobility in European and US cities. Indicative topics are for example pilots in electrification, digitalization and modelling, and gamification to support behavioural change. It will also explore future opportunities for cooperation between EU and US-based organisations – researchers, companies and policy makers.

For more information: Marcel Braun, m.braun@rupprecht-consult.eu 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017