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Furthering Less Congestion by creating Opportunities for more Walking and cycling

Furthering Less Congestion by creating Opportunities for more Walking and cycling

Objective

FLOW sees a need for a paradigm shift wherein non-motorised transport (often seen from a transport policy perspective simply as a nice “extra”) is placed on an equal footing with motorised modes with regard to urban congestion. To do this, FLOW will create a link between (currently poorly-connected) walking and cycling and congestion by developing a user-friendly methodology for evaluating the ability of walking and cycling measures to reduce congestion.
FLOW will develop assessment tools to allow cities to evaluate effects of walking and cycling measures on congestion. Our aim is for the tools to become the standard for assessing the impact of walking and cycling measures on congestion. The tools include a congestion impact assessment (including socio-economic impact, an assessment of soft measures, congestion evaluation based on KPIs and a cost benefit analysis) and traffic modelling. Current modelling software will be calibrated and customised in FLOW partner cities to analyse the relationship of cyclist and pedestrian movements to congestion.
The modelling and impact assessment will identify the congestion reducing effect of walking and cycling measures. FLOW partner cities will develop implementation scenarios and action plans for adding or up-scaling measures that are shown to reduce congestion. FLOW will target three distinct audiences, with appropriate materials and messaging for each. Cities will learn about the value and use of new transport modelling tools, businesses will be made aware of the potential market in congestion busting products and services and decision makers will be provided with facts to argue for walking and cycling to be put on equal footing with other modes of transport. FLOW will meet the challenge of “significantly reducing urban road congestion and improving the financial and environmental sustainability of urban transport” by improving the understanding of walking and cycling measures that have potential to reduce urban congestion.
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Coordinator

RUPPRECHT CONSULT-FORSCHUNG & BERATUNG GMBH

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Clever Strasse 13 15
50668 Koln

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 826 062,50

Participants (15)

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PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 583 625

EUROPEAN CYCLISTS' FEDERATION ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 189 825

ACCESS ASSOCIATES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 173 987,50

POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 297 528

FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 243 714

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 46 250

POLITECHNIKA GDANSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 42 000

TRAJECT NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 237 425

WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 206 329

BKK BUDAPESTI KOZLEKEDESI KOZPONT ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 138 813

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 238 691

CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 132 544

LANDESHAUPTSTADT MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 219 565

TSENTAR ZA GRADSKA MOBILNOST EAD

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 89 649

MIASTO GDYNIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 115 688

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 635998

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 781 697,38

  • EU contribution

    € 3 781 696

Coordinated by:

RUPPRECHT CONSULT-FORSCHUNG & BERATUNG GMBH

Germany