Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung GmbH is a fully independent research and consultancy company based in Cologne, Germany. The company employs 15 internationally-experienced consultants who are working on sustainability in the fields of urban and transport development, environment, information technologies and innovations to society. Its main services are targeted to cities/regions and international organisations.
Within FLOW, Rupprecht Consult is the Project Coordinator, responsible for FLOW’s administrative and financial management. Rupprecht is also responsible for the implementation scenarios and take-up for congestion busting measures (WP3) and will provide technical support in implementation for the cities of Munich (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal), and is also responsible for training, exchange and network building (WP4).
Walk21 leads the international walking movement and provides expertise, guidance and support to projects, cities and organisations across the world. Through our international conference series, consultancy services and support networks, we facilitate greater awareness, knowledge and professionalism to deliver more walkable communities. We host the International Charter for Walking and the Making Walking Count data project and survey tool.
Walk21 will bring both expertise and priority to walking issues within the FLOW project, providing ideas and input to both the development of the tools and processes of FLOW and to the participating cities as well as developing effective ways to promote FLOW to decision makers.
POLIS is a network of European cities and regions working together to deploy innovative solutions for more sustainable mobility. POLIS fosters cooperation and partnerships across Europe with the aim of making transport research and innovation accessible to cities and regions. The network aims to improve local transport through integrated strategies that address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of transport. The Network is and has been involved in numerous EU projects on urban transport and mobility.
Polis will lead the communication and dissemination activities in FLOW.
The PTV Group has more than 30 years of experience in transport modelling, urban planning processes and tailored appraisal procedures by offering software, consulting and research – our services enable private and public sector organisations from more than 100 countries to perform their everyday tasks in a highly efficient manner. We currently have over 600 employees worldwide crafting powerful and innovative solutions. Our head office, which is located in the technology region of Karlsruhe, Germany, has been the centre of development and innovation since its foundation.
PTV´s scientific expertise will be translated into the elaboration of the FLOW Congestion Assessment – the state-of-the-art transport software will be extended and a comprehensive impact assessment tool developed and directly deployed by the FLOW cities in order to better analyse and evaluate the impacts of various walking and cycling measures.
The European Cyclists’ Federation represents cycling organisations worldwide, giving them a voice at the international level. ECF actively promotes cycling as a sustainable and healthy means of transportation and recreation. Through the Cities for Cyclists network and the Combined Mobility Platform, ECF advises a change in urban planning and political thinking and introduces cycle-friendly perspectives in planning and policy practices.
During the FLOW project, ECF will lead the advocacy work and engage with decision makers about cycling and walking as congestion-busting measures.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) was founded in 1782, and is one of the largest higher educational institutions in engineering in Central Europe. The university holds an international reputation for excellence in engineering. The involvement of companies in longer term research projects, the joint planning of appropriate research directions and communicating the latest international scientific technological developments to the industry is also essential. The Faculty of Civil Engineering is the oldest Faculty of the BME. The most essential service of the faculty – education linked closely to research and engineering work – is reflected in the scientific activities of nearly 170 engineers in 10 departments. They have contributed significantly to the scientific solution of diverse engineering problems. Department of Highway and Railway Engineering has been carrying out research and education in the interdisciplinary fields of transport infrastructures.
BME’s main role during the project is to support BKK (Centre for Budapest Transport) and the Consortium with academic knowledge and methodological advices based on their research experience."
Transport infrastructure is the lifeblood of modern society, but often struggles to meet demands and expectations on reliability, availability, maintainability, safety, environment, health and cost. FEHRL’s role is to provide solutions for the challenges now faced and anticipate the challenges to come. These solutions are based on advice for implementation provided by the research we carry out with our partners. FEHRL encourages joint research among institutes and laboratories into topics such as mobility, transport and infrastructure, energy, environment and resources, safety and security as well as design and production.
The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) is the practice-oriented, technical-scientific research institute of the German Government in the field of road engineering. It is dedicated to a wide range of tasks, which result from the relationships between roads, humans and the environment. Its mission is the improvement of safety, environmental compatibility, efficiency and performance relating to roads. The BASt provides the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) with scientifically valid aids as decision support in technical and transport policy issues.
BASt is one of the partners of FEHRL in the FLOW project and gives technical input mainly on the topic of cycling (e.g. Infrastructure, Design, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Safety and Traffic Flow).
TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class independent research, consultancy and product testing. TRL is leader in evidence-based transport solutions and works for both the public and private sectors.
TRL will use its wide experience and understanding of traffic flows to give input and provide guidance on the functionalities and calibration of the FLOW Congestion Busting Assessment Methodology KPIs and data requirements.
The City of Gdynia has a lot of experience in participation in EU projects and actions focused on sustainable mobility. Increasing efforts are done by the city in order to increase walking and cycling share in modal split and simultaneously stop the negative trend of increasing number of cars and level of car traffic. The city has also some experience in traffic modelling. In 2014 3-level transport model was set up and is being used by the city’s employees for different traffic analyses and to assess impact of different measures on traffic conditions at macro, meso and micro level.
With the participation in FLOW project Gdynia aims to extend its transport model with pedestrian and cycling traffic, in order to obtain a tool to be used for planning, decision-making and analysing walking and cycling measures’ impact on conditions of traffic and congestion. The measures will include:
- Establishing a baseline for walking, on the basis of analyses of different measures aimed at increasing walking and busting congestion,
- Including planned cycle network in Gdynia in analyses of road traffic modifications to assess their impact on the congestion.
BKK Centre for Budapest Transport
BKK Centre for Budapest Transport was established in 2010 with wide scope of tasks covering the different transport sectors (public transport, road and bridge maintenance, taxis, parking, cycling and walking). Within the governance model of Budapest, BKK is located between the local government and transport operators with Public Service Contract framework. All strategic, development, management, ordering and control functions are being integrated into the organization, ensuring balanced and diversified financing in line with the set priorities.
With FLOW support, BKK will collect data related to cycling and also to road congestion that will be used to recalibrate the existing macroscopic Visum model which currently has limited integration of cyclists.
Sofia Urban mobility Centre
Sofia Urban Mobility Centre is, a company owned by Sofia Municipality, responsible for the organisation, the management, the supervision and the finance of Sofia public transport as well as for the short-term paid parking zones in the city.
With the support of FLOW, Sofia Urban Mobility Centre will develop and run a bike/walk–to-work campaign.
The City of Munich has a lot of experience in transport modelling, using microscopic and macroscopic transport models for over 20 years. These models have been applied in several EU and citywide projects throughout the years. The city is increasing its efforts to reduce pollution and congestion. .The goal is to achieve a modal shift from motorised private transport towards a more sustainable mobility behaviour (e.g. walking, cycling, public transport). Especially focussing on a technological change of mobility systems (smart city) and change of behaviour.
Munich's main goal within the FLOW project is to create better public places by reallocating public space for pedestrians and cycling.
Establishing a baseline for use and sharing of public space on public places to increase walking quality and reduce congestion.
Modelling and creating cycle superhighways to prove influence on road traffic congestion.
- Establishing a baseline for use and sharing of public space on public places to increase walking quality and reduce congestion.
- Modelling and creating cycle superhighways to prove influence on road traffic congestion.
The City of Lisbon has a long experience with European projects on many fields, from Social Affairs to Mobility, from Urban Planning to Sports.
FLOW’s activities here will be led by the Pedestrian Accessibility Team, in close cooperation with the City’s Traffic Department and other City services.
The Pedestrian Accessibility Team is a multidisciplinary team staffed, among others, by architects, traffic engineers, sociologists and planning specialists. The Team has extensive experience in the fields of accessibility and pedestrian needs, traffic management and traffic calming, and urban planning and design.
The City’s Website Address: www.cm-lisboa.pt
The Plan’s Website Address: www.andalisboa.pt
The Team’s contact: email@example.com
Sustainable development requires an integrated approach to policy and science because many of the issues it raises cannot be addressed within a single department or using the tools of individual scientific disciplines. This is where the Wuppertal Institute's research programme begins - by taking an interdisciplinary approach and working towards systems understanding. Applied sustainability research is the Wuppertal Institute's stated mission. The Wuppertal Institute collaborates with a multitude of universities and institutes around the world. A scientific International Advisory Board supports the Institute in defining fundamental research strategies as well as ensuring the quality and independence of its research. The Wuppertal Institute has longstanding experience with a multitude of national, European and international projects on sustainable transport. It currently leads an international project (SOLUTIONS) on sustainable mobility around the world funded under the 7th framework programme. The Wuppertal Institute has a long record of experience with ex-ante and the ex-post evaluation of transport, energy and climate policies – as well as the design and evaluation of carbon reduction and energy efficiency strategies, programmes and services carried out by companies, public policy and other actors, in projects such as TIDE (FP7), EVIDENCE (IEE), and SHAPE-IT (ERA-NET). WI also worked on several projects at the national and local level in Germany that assessed the potential of non-motorised mobility and transport and evaluated the transferability of solutions, such as bike-rental schemes.
In FLOW, the Wuppertal Institute leads the Work Package dedicated to the methodology development and contributes to the congestion assessment, scenario development and trainings.
Traject has more than 20 years of experience in Belgium and on the European level with the development and quality management of:
- Sustainable urban mobility plans, cycling plans and parking strategies;
- Impact studies in the field of urban planning and mobility: modelling and calculating the impact on traffic and parking needs;
- Targeted communication strategies: Traject is an experienced consultant on the development of awareness raising strategies in the field of sustainable mobility.
Traject stands for a user oriented approach of transport and mobility and works for different kinds of clients: local authorities, regional, national and European authorities, enterprises, etc.
Our expertise with both mobility management and traffic management provides clear added value to the FLOW-project. Within FLOW, Traject is work package leader for exploitation and market take-up and will also be responsible for local dissemination.
Gdansk University of Technology
Founded in 1904, Gdansk University of Technology (GUT) is the oldest and the largest scientific and technological academic institution in the north of Poland. Since 1994 GUT is a general contractor of the National Road Safety Programme in Poland (GAMBIT), a project funded by the Ministry of Research. GUT has also many experiences as a partner or as a leader of projects conducted within FP5(23 projects), FP6 (22 projects) and FP7 (12). The main research and training areas of the Department of Civil Engineering cover: road traffic studies and analyses, planning of road transport systems, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), development of road safety programmes, studying selected methods and measures of road safety improvement, implementation of engineering road safety measures.
In FLOW, Gdansk University of Technology will support the city of Gdynia and the Consortium with academic knowledge and methodological advices based on their research experience.
Dublin City Council
The focus for Dublin City Council is developing a methodology for multi modal capacity analysis incorporating vehicle movement, cycling and walking, in order to allow for traffic signal design which will achieve sustainable mobility. The purpose of the FLOW project is to develop the tools and techniques required for predicting the impact of walking and cycling on overall congestion. We have taken two separate sites for investigation which both relate to the main issues of modelling sustainable mobility and measuring the congestion reduction over a Multi-Mode approach as appose to just one vehicle type, the two sites are:
- College Green
- Grand Canal Cycle Route