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FLOW - Furthering Less Congestion by creating Opportunities for more Walking and cycling

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EGVIA - ERTRAC 1st European Conference Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects
29 November 2017 to 30 November 2017
Brussels

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FLOW - Furthering Less Congestion by creating Opportunities for more Walking and cycling

  1. 1. Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union FLOW – Furthering Less congestion by creating Opportunities for more Walking and cycling Kristin Tovaas, Rupprecht Consult 30 November 2017, Brussels 1st European conference on results from road transport research in H2020 projects Session: New mobility patterns
  2. 2. Setting the context – the (co)benefits of walking and cycling 2 health environment economy transport
  3. 3. Bringing two worlds together 3 Cycling and walking are playing a larger role in people's transport choices. Transport models determine action.
  4. 4. FLOW project 4 Technical partners • PTV • Wuppertal Institute • Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories Cycling and walking • European Cyclists’ Federation • Walk21 Cities Project aim: To put non-motorised transport on a level field with motorised transport with regard to its ability to reduce congestion Coordinator: Rupprecht Consult Total costs: €3.781M EC contribution: €3.781M Time: May 2015-April 2018 +9 Exchange Cities +24 Follower Cities +12 Market Forerunners +21 Associates Support partners • Rupprecht Consult (coord) • Gdansk U of Technology • Budapest U of Tech/ Econ • Traject • Polis
  5. 5. 1. Define the role of walking and cycling in congestion reduction 2. Develop and apply tools (modelling and impact assessment) for assessing the congestion-reducing potential of walking and cycling measures 3. Demonstrate and assess the congestion reducing impact of walking and cycling 4. Increase awareness of the congestion reduction potential of walking and cycling 5. Foster the market up take of FLOW tools in cities and transport planning consultancies 5 FLOW Objectives
  6. 6. ü Multimodal definition of congestion: Congestion is a state of traffic affecting all modes on a multimodal transport network (e.g. road, cycle facilities, pavements, bus lane) characterised by high densities and overused infrastructure compared to an acceptable state across all modes against previously-agreed targets and thereby leads to (perceived or actual) delay. 1. Define the role of walking and cycling in congestion reduction 6
  7. 7. 2. Develop and apply tools for assessing the congestion- reducing potential of walking & cycling measures 7 üMulti-modal Congestion Assessment Tool üImproved micro and macro modelling software üImpact assessment tool
  8. 8. Active modes incorporated into macroscopic models 8 1. Bike assignment: Path-level attributes in stochastic assignment (e.g. slope, level of vehicle traffic) 2. Park+ride modelling: a modelling platform for combining two path legs - can also be used e.g. for walk+ride 3. Bike share: enhanced mobility sharing in PT assignment
  9. 9. Active modes incorporated into microscopic modelling 9 1. Enhanced modelling of conflict zones between cars and pedestrians 2. Behaviour parameters, new mobility patterns 3. Interaction of bikes and pedestrians 4. Shared space
  10. 10. Measure: Pedestrianising a road segment Location: Dublin, Ireland • New public square improves mobility and accommodates 700 more people during rush hour • Plan has been approved, works scheduled for early 2018 3. Demonstrate and assess the congestion reducing impact of walking & cycling 10 Measure: Reducing pedestrian crossing distances Location: Lisbon, Portugal • Narrowing roads to reduce crossing distance for pedestrians does not increase congestion
  11. 11. ü Series of 3 e-courses and webinars 140 participants from 63 cities in 34 countries across 4 continents, from local authorities, consultancies, universities and NGOs ü 3 face-to-face learning & exchange workshops with 9 Exchange Cities and 24 Follower Cities ü Surveyed 79 decision makers about perceptions, influences and barriers around congestion policies ü Portfolio of 20 walking & cycling measures ü 15 Quick Facts for Cities ü Animated video 4. Increase awareness of the congestion reduction potential of walking & cycling 11
  12. 12. ü Market Catalogue of 30 companies that can support cities in the planning of walking and cycling measures to reduce congestion ü 2 face-to-face workshops (including modelling training) with 12 Market Forerunner consultancies 5. Foster the market up take of FLOW tools in cities and transport planning consultancies 12
  13. 13. Integrate the FLOW methodology & impact assessment tool into current standard transport impact analysis process Potential long-term impact of FLOW: paradigm shift 13
  14. 14. 1. Define the role of walking and cycling in congestion reduction • D1.1 FLOW Multimodal Analysis Methodology • D1.3 Analysing the impact of walking and cycling on urban road performance: a conceptual framework 2. Develop and apply tools (modelling and impact assessment) for assessing the congestion-reducing potential of walking and cycling measures • D2.1 Congestion impact evaluation of walking and cycling: state-of the- art survey • D2.2 Extended versions of PTV Visum and Vissim software • D2.3 FLOW Impact Assessment Tool • D2.4 FLOW Congestion Impact Reduction Analysis Tools Guidelines 3. Demonstrate and assess the congestion reducing impact of walking and cycling • D3.1 Analyses of local context conditions and assessment requirements in FLOW partner cities • D3.2 Summaries of results of application of FLOW Methodology and Assessment Tools • Final deliverables for Partner Cities and Exchange Cities (respectively) currently in progress, to be completed by end of January 2018: D3.4 Local implementation scenarios and action plans; D3.6 Roadmaps for congestion busting walking and cycling measures in Exchange Cities 4. Increase awareness of the congestion reduction potential of walking and cycling • D1.2 FLOW Portfolio of Measures on the role of walking and cycling in reducing congestion • D5.3 FLOW video • D7.4 15 Quick Facts for Cities (all project languages) 5. Foster the market up take of FLOW tools in cities and transport planning consultancies • D6.2 Online Congestion Busting Catalogue Achievements of the project objectives 14
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention. Bonnie Fenton b.fenton@rupprecht-consult.eu +49 (0)221 60 55 55 - 27 Kristin Tovaas k.tovaas@rupprecht-consult.eu +49 (0)221 60 55 55 - 24

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