Active Mobility

Active mobility covers walking and cycling as well as other human-powered modes (scooters, skateboards, etc.) as modes of urban – or in some cases even inter-urban – transportation. These must be considered on the same level as motorised modes of transport for their ability to move people and goods.
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Congestion and Your City: The FLOW Approach

This e-course introduces participants to the FLOW project’s philosophy on congestion and congestion reduction through walking and cycling measures. They look at the FLOW conceptual framework and the role of walking a cycling in congestion reduction, the FLOW Handbook on Indicators that measure congestion reduction in the context of walking cycling and the FLOW portfolio of walking and cycling measures relevant for congestion reduction. A concrete example of the application of FLOW tools in the context of College Green in Dublin is demonstrated. [FLOW, 2017]

Transport planners in local authorities and consultancies, recent graduates, other multipliers.

FLOW and transport modelling: Looking at the tools

This e-course looks at the FLOW impact assessment tool, which helps cities determine what congestion-related or socio-economic impacts walking or cycling measures may have. It also looks at what kind of data is necessary and how it could be collected and validated and what indicators are useful to look at. [FLOW, 2017]

Transport planners in local authorities and consultancies with at least some experience doing impact assessment and transport modelling, other multipliers

Putting it all together: The policy context of applying the FLOW toolsThis e-course 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. [FLOW, 2017]
Transport planners in local authorities and consultancies with at least some experience doing impact assessment and transport modelling, other multipliers

 Cycling infrastructure

This course presents information and recommendations about the design of urban streets (sharing of road space) and the design of cycling infrastructure to improve safety. [SOLUTIONS, 2015]

Those who are relatively new to cycle infrastructure design who want to increase the share of cycling in their urban modal split and design  safe cycling infrastructure
  Cycle parking: Why? Where? How much? What kind?

Through examples from a range of different cities, this course will help you look at your own local context critically and answer the questions, "What is the value of good cycle parking?" and "How can an integrated bicycle parking policy help to increase cycling in my city?" and finally, "How can we start to achieve this in my city?" [TIDE, 2014]

Those in cities in the relatively early stages of developing cycling as a mode of transport. A strong background in cycling infrastructure is not needed

Additional resources
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SWITCH: Developing your own behaviour change campaign

This course provides support to cities who aim to promote a behaviour change "switch" from short urban car trips to more sustainable forms of transport, in particular cycling and walking. The course is intended to facilitate the development of an "Implementation Scenario" for your own SWITCH campaign. [SWITCH 2016]

City practitioners that are interested in conducting behaviour change campaigns

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