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The Final CycleCities Project meeting

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The Final CycleCities Project meeting

19. November 2014
On 11 November 2014 the 7th Interregional Forum focused on: “Planning for Port-Cities: Sustainable Mobility Policies & Solutions” took place.
Mr Olaf Merk, an expert from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), presented global experiences on port-cities focusing on sustainable mobility issues. Under his guidance partners from Gdansk, Lisbon, London, Piraeus, but also from not CycleCities members like Koper Port of Slovenia and port-city of Rhodos presented their city cases. The presentations were followed by a round table discussion on developing a framework for promoting cycling in relation to tourism and cruise shipping development.

Presentations:
- Global experiences on port-city planning (.pdf, 471 kb)
- Koper Port of Slovenia (.pdf, 1,4 mb)
- Port City of Gdansk (.pdf, 2,6 mb)
- Lisbon as a Port City (.pdf, 3,4 mb)
- London as a Port City (.pdf, 266 kb)
- Piraeus: a Port City (.pdf, 2,9 mb)
- Rhodes: a Port City (.pdf, 2,4 mb)

   

The 3rd Final International Conference, on 12 November 2014, was co-organised by the Municipality of Piraeus and the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers. It focused on: “Cycling Planning in Europe and CycleCities contribution; the Greek case”. The conference was moderated by prof. Statos Papadimitriou from University of Piraeus and Ms Pip Howson from London Borough of Merton. After a short welcome by Mr Lamblin, INTERREG IVC Programme Director, all of the project outcomes were presented. The audience listened to Pecha Kucha presentations of 4 Good practice guides covering the best Europe has to offer in respect to:
 - Land Use Planning related to cycling,
 - Mobility Management strategies & approaches for cycling in Europe,
 - Participation strategies of administrations for reshaping urban mobility,
 - Architectural Design of Cycling Infrastructure.
Conference will feature some specific good practice cases and the related guidelines to ensure the quality, and also basic outcomes of the 2 reports conducted by the project on public and private cycling investment - examples of how they can help deliver environmental & economic benefits essential to a sustainable future, followed by synthesis of them all by Mr Pascal Van den Noort, Velo Mondial and Environmental impact analysis by Selena Candia, Genoa University:
 - Public Cycling Investments report (.pdf, 1,3 mb)
 - Private Investment in Cycling (.pdf, 1,3 mb)
 - Analysis of environmental aspects, enrichment of individual reports development of synthesis report (.pdf, 1,2 mb)

The CycleCities Rap was a pleasant synthesis of all of the above tasks, in music!!
Moreover, Cycling Implementation Plans in partners’ cities were presented and displayed on posters:
 - London Borough of Merton by Pip Howson, Borough of Merton, London (.pdf, 401 kb)
 - City of Leipzig by Michael Sallat, Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH (.pdf, 833 kb)
 - City of Gdansk by Monika Nkome Evini, Gdansk Municipality (.pdf, 391 kb)
 - City of Lisbon by Nuno Ventura Bento, Lisbon Municipality (.pdf, 1,4 mb)
 - City of Kranj by Dr. Aljaž Plevnik, Transport Consultancy (.pdf, 429 kb)
 - City of Genoa by Luca Lazzoni, Genoa Municipality (.pdf, 1,4 mb)
 - City of Piraeus by Maria Poulou, Municipality of Piraeus (.pdf, 1,4 mb)

The second part of the Conference concentrated on different aspects of the Greek case:
 - Lack of data and limitations of analytical tools for quantitative planning for cycling and walking (.pdf, 5,1 mb)
 - Cycling infrastructure solutions applied in Greece (.pdf, 2,5 mb)
 - The big projects for Athens regeneration and Cycling (.pdf, 2,1 mb)
 - Introducing cycling in a car-oriented city (.pdf, 1,4 mb)

   

On the 13th the final interregional workshop featured a demonstration of a new model for the “Cost Benefit Analysis on Public and Private Investments on Cycling” developed alongside the CycleCities Project. The example of bike renting system in an Athens’ district was analysed.
Finally the last project partnership steering group was held during which the project’s closing issues were tackled.

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