Topic outline

  • Welcome to the e-course Putting it all together: The policy context of applying the FLOW tools!

    FLOW Certificate of CompletionThis course is being offered from Monday, November 13th, 2017 to Friday, December 8th, 2017 as part of the EU funded FLOW project. Each week, a new Unit will be made available. For more information about FLOW's eLearning opportunities, please visit

    Each participant who completes all of the assigned tasks and posts them in the discussion forum will receive a Certificate of Completion from the FLOW project. For the two most active participants in the e-courses (i.e. completing all tasks and discussing in the online forum often), FLOW will fund their travel expenses to attend the FLOW final conference (March 13-14 in Brussels).

    If you have any questions about this course or about the FLOW project, please contact Bonnie Fenton at

    Your course modorators:
    Kevin Mayne, Development Director at ECF
    Kevin Mayne is the Development Director at the European Cyclists’ Federation. He was Chief Executive of CTC, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation for 14 years. He was also a member of the Board of Cycling England where he was a specialist on cycle training issues. He became a Vice President of ECF in 2007 and stood down to join the ECF staff. He is a lifelong cyclist who joined CTC after holding senior positions in multi-national food and packaging companies including Cadbury Schweppes and Kraft Foods.

    Carolien Ruebens, Senior Policy Officer at ECFCarolien Ruebens is a Senior Policy Officer at the European Cyclists’ Federation. After graduating with a Master’s in Policy Economics, Carolien started working as a Transnational Contact Point for the Flemish Government guiding Flemish stakeholders towards European funding opportunities within the European Fund for Regional Development. In her position at ECF she combines her passion for cycling with her knowledge and experience with European funding and project management.

    Loes Holtmaat, Development Officer at ECFLoes Holtmaat is a Development Officer at the European Cyclists’ Federation. After graduating with a Master’s in Business Geography, Loes Holtmaat worked as a sustainability and strategy consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV, a Dutch engineering and consultancy company. At ECF, she now combines her passion for sustainability, her passion for cycling and her ability to build communities to work together to promote cycling.

    Bronwen Thornton, Director of Walk21Bronwen Thornton is Development Director of Walk21, a board member of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership and Program Manager with the Outdoor Trust. She has been focused on promoting walking for the last 17 years, which has included coordinating the Walk21 annual international conference series; country-wide walkability roadshows; and running Make-Walking-Count measuring and evaluation projects in many cities.

    Dagmar Köhler, Communication Manager at PolisDagmar Köhler is the Communication Manager at POLIS, where she serves cities and regions that strive for sustainable mobility. She obtained her degree in geography and communication at universities in Leipzig in Germany, Stellenbosch in South Africa and at Complutense in Madrid. In 2011 she moved to Brussels and joined the Polis secretariat. Here, she works on initiatives such as European Mobility Week or look for city tales on the latest mobility challenges for the magazine “Thinking Cities”.
  • Unit 1: Introduction to FLOW (opens Monday, 13 November)

    Unit 1 provides you with the background and ideas of the FLOW project and how you can get the most out of this online platform and this course. It looks at the current context in which we are working and the extent to which walking and cycling are generally incorporated in transport planning. It then addresses the paradigm shift that FLOW (and others) see as necessary in order for non-motorised transport to fulfil its potential in addressing issues of urban congestion.

  • Unit 2: Setting the policy context (opens Monday, 13 November)

    In the FLOW survey for decision makers, we measured current and future policy drivers and how decision makers across Europe perceive congestion. In this unit we will help you analyse your local policy context for congestion reducing walking and cycling measures and how you can influence the decision making process.

  • Unit 3: Applying the FLOW tools

    Unit 3 provides a summary of the tools developed in the FLOW project and highlights how the FLOW tools can be used by cities to evaluate congestion from a multi-modal perspective.  There are 3 tools all together and this unit will set them within the policy context and provide a plain language summary of the first tool.  

  • Unit 4: Applying the FLOW tools II

    Unit 4 provides a plain language introduction to transport modelling and a summary of the FLOW Impact Assessment tool and how they have been used by partner cities.

  • Unit 5: Inspiration

    This unit helps cities to gain inspiration for action. We take a look at what other cities have done to get ideas for your own cities.

  • Unit 6: Conclusion