FLOW will support systematic knowledge transfer between FLOW and a group of Exchange and Follower cities on each group’s experiences in assessing the effectiveness of walking and cycling measures for addressing urban congestion. Research has shown that policy transfer is considered most effective by transport professionals if it contains direct peer-to-peer exchange and networking opportunities. Therefore, FLOW will support this process by providing a platform for experience exchange and initiating a close learning process that will last throughout the project and possibly even beyond.
Here are some of the opportunities for cities to engage with FLOW:
The FLOW project team will launch a Call for Exchange Cities aiming to support 9 European cities interested in pairing up with the FLOW project cities on integrating walking and cycling as equal travel modes into their planning processes. ‘Twinning’ of the cities will be based on the Exchange Cities’ interests in the walking and cycling measures to be tested in FLOW and their plans to implement or upscale similar measures. The Exchange Cities will receive funding from FLOW, ensuring their participation in numerous project activities.
The FLOW project team will launch a Call for Follower Cities aiming to support 30 cities which can participate in three face-to-face learning and exchange workshops tailored to the cities’ learning needs.
In addition, any other city can participate in FLOW’s introductory webinars and in-depth, interactive online courses – for free!