The "AVOID - SHIFT- IMPROVE" strategy aims on a combination of non technological and technological solutions in a tailormade package fora specific geographical, cultural and social context.
To avoid traffic is probably the most effective measure, not only in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but to make cities liveable and safe.
Avoiding traffic may be a good idea, but traffic is also a key ingredient to a socially and economically active community. The vast majority of trips however could be shifted to walking, cycling or public transport.
Most transport systems are no longer at the height of their circumstances and in many cases hinder necessary development processes.
Which are our Issues and which changes do we need to apply in order to tackle them?
Under the patronage of former German transport minister Kurt Bodewig, Eurist offers lectures about best practice in Sustainable mobility. The lectures are a combination of information inputs, online interviews with experts and plenary discussions.
In the opening year lectures on the topic “global cycling policy” will be held at six German universities.
Quality Management Tool for Urban Energy efficient Sustainable Transport
The overall project goal is to set up and implant a standard quality management tool for sustainable urban mobility for all European cities (with a focus on mid sized cities from 50.000 to 300.000 inhabitants).
Project Goals are raising awareness, sharing knowledge and enhancing Capacity on Transport and Environment in African Countries. The Project is part of the ACP Science and Technology Programme of the 9th European Development Fund supported by the European Union.