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This website contains a large library of e-learning resources about all aspects of sustainable mobility. Below you can filter this collection of past eCourses, recorded webinars, presentations held at webinars, training material, etc. By selecting multiple criteria you will narrow down the search results. If you leave a filter empty, it is the same as if you selected all options in a given field.

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Webinar

Apr 2018
Free
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ELIPTIC Webinar series

ELIPTIC’s use cases have shown how existing electric public transport infrastructure (trolleybus, metro and tram sub-stations) could be used as charging infrastructure for other electric vehicles such as e-buses, pedelecs, e-cars/ taxis, e-vans and e-utility trucks. For the safe operation of this multi-purpose infrastructure, different approaches were made use of taking into account infrastructure and vehicle types as well as local context conditions, such as energy capacities of the grid, the institutional set-up and regulatory frameworks.

In the 3rd and final ELIPTIC webinar, which took place on 9 April 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30 CET, we presented some of the lessons learnt within the project related to the topic of using electric public transport infrastructure for the charging of other e-vehicles. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic (Henning Günter, Rupprecht Consult), the presenters showed different aspects related to the multi-purpose use of electric public transport infrastructure. This included direct insights from two ELIPTIC cities covering both technical aspects in the provision of metro infrastructure for the charging of TfL’s service vehicles (David Talbot, TfL) and planning aspects that need to be taken into consideration when using Barcelona’s metro and tram network for the charging of e-cars (Oscar Puigdollers, B:SM). A final presentation gave insight into the findings looking at e-mobility from an energy law perspective highlighting legal and regulatory challenges that were encountered within the project (Hartwig von Bredow, von Bredow Valentin Herz). 

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h.guenter@rupprecht-consult.eu
ELIPTIC Project Team Henning Günter
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

Horizon 2020

Webinar

Apr 2017
Free
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ELIPTIC Webinar Series

Simulation tools help public authorities in the planning of e-bus systems and electrification of their fleets. They are an integral part of the work in the use cases of Pillar A “Safe integration of e-Buses using existing electric public transport infrastructure” of the ELIPTIC project. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the research organisations RWTH Aachen, Fraunhofer IVI and Vrije Universiteit Brussel showed different aspects of simulation that help in the planning of e-buses. This included the presentation of a software-based approach to find the optimal technical configuration for the use of e-buses on different routes by Fabian Meishner, RWTH Aachen. These calculations are a helpful tool to build sound business cases for the long-term use of electric bus systems. An example was also given of the results of a vehicle simulation-based feasibility study of converting a Diesel bus line with hybrid trolleybuses (by extending the existing trolleybus line) in a rural area in the East of Germany (Dr.-Ing Thoralf Knote, Fraunhofer IVI). Hybrid trolleybuses have an on-board energy storage which enables a fully electric operation without catenaries. Finally, the webinar addressed design questions and charging strategies for e-buses, exemplified in the case of Brussels (Prof. Dr. Omar Hegazy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult Henning Günter, Yannick Bousse
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

Horizon 2020

Webinar

Jun 2016
Free
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CIVITAS

Cities in Europe are vital centres of economic activity, innovation and employment. However, they face increasing challenges to their mobility systems such as congestion, air pollution, ambient noise, CO2 emissions, road accidents and urban sprawl. To tackle these problems cities need to develop and implement coherent and challenging Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPS). This webinar presented two new tools that have recently been made available to cities to improve their mobility planning: (1) The Urban Transport Roadmaps online tool allows you to explore and identify appropriate sustainable transport policy measures, quantify the transport, environmental and economic impacts of these measures and consider an implementation pathway (roadmap) for the policy scenario. (2) EVIDENCE offers a range of tools and resources to make the argument for investing in sustainable transport and to assess its economic benefits. Such an enhanced knowledge will help facilitate effective integration of sustainable transport measures into urban mobility plans.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu
CIVITAS thematic group "Integrated Planning" Simone Bosetti, Guy Hitchcock, Dima Fadda
This Webinar was created under the project:

WIKI

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

Webinar

Apr 2016
Free
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ELIPTIC webinar series

Braking energy recovery technologies are an opportunity to increase the energy efficiency in public transport systems like metro, light rail/tram or trolleybus networks and will be presented during this first webinar of the ELIPTIC project (link is external). Different technologies in this field are part of the work in the use cases of Pillar B “Innovative energy storage systems to increase operational efficiency” of the ELIPTIC project. After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the objectives and use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the public transport companies STIB (Brussels, Belgium) and PKT (Gdynia, Poland) will show braking energy recovery technologies for metro (and how to transfer the approach to light rail) and trolleybus systems. They will explain their development background from the European projects Ticket to Kyoto (NWE Interreg) and CIVITAS-DYN@MO, and show experiences with their systems in operation as well as results in terms of increased operational efficiency through these systems. Furthermore, they will present how their current braking energy recovery approaches and technologies will be developed further in the ELIPTIC use cases.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
ELIPTIC
This Webinar was created under the project:

ELIPTIC

This course was funded by:

H2020

Webinar

May 2015
Free
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CIVITAS

Planning urban mobility is a complex undertaking for any city, even more so when urban functions, people and mobility are scattered across different towns of polycentric or cross-border regions. Indeed, planning mobility in polycentric and cross-border regions requires the coordination of policies and services of many stakeholders - transport and urban planners, local and regional policy makers, urban and interurban public transport providers - within and across different centres and administrative boundaries. This webinar debated on the methodology to develop a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for regions with a polycentric or cross-border profile, bringing together key stakeholders to initiate dialogue across institutional and geographic boundaries. First, the Poly-SUMP methodology for urban mobility planning in complex regions was presented. Then, two different experiences from cities and regions of the CIVITAS Forum Network were offered: Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia (EL), Nova Gorica (SI) and Gorizia (IT) provided an outlook on the challenges and potentials of planning mobility respectively on a polycentric and cross-border region.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu
CIVITAS thematic group "Integrated Planning" Simone Bosetti, Carlo Sessa, Afroditi Stamelou, Luka Mladenovič
This Webinar was created under the project:

Poly-SUMP, PUMAS, WIKI

This course was funded by:

EU IEE

Webinar

Nov 2014
Free
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CIVITAS

The need to adopt a gender-sensitive perspective is emerging as a challenging and impending task for urban mobility planners and decision makers. Women travel differently than men in relation to transport modes used, distance travelled, the daily number of trips and their pattern, and, not surprisingly, they also travel for different purposes. Organised by the CIVITAS Thematic Group Integrated Planning, the webinar debated on emerging gender sensitive approaches on mobility planning for achieving gender equality in transport planning and accessibility. First the gaps to be filled about public transport and planning have been discussed, then the point of view of a civic platform to improve transport through citizens’ participation has been presented and lastly the successful city strategy implemented by a former demonstration city of CIVITAS II has been showcased.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu
CIVITAS thematic group "Integrated Planning" Andreas Nordin, Silvia Maffii, Raphael Calvelli, Simone Bosetti
This Webinar was created under the project:

WIKI

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

Webinar

Feb 2014
Free
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CIVITAS

The Bus system is a key element of every public transport network all over the world. By choosing a cleaner bus option local decision makers can contribute to the decarbonisation of the urban transport and improvement of the air quality in their cities. In order to reduce emissions from buses it is possible to act on the improvement of the vehicle technology, act on powertrain or consider alternative fuels to be used to propel the vehicle. The webinar presented and discussed the new CIVITAS Policy Note “Smart choices for cities - Clean buses for your city” as well as the report “Clean Buses - Experiences with Fuel and Technology Options” released by the European project Clean Fleets. Apart for presenting technology and fuel options, the webinar highlighted some practical city experiences in running and operating clean buses: together with the cities participating in the Clean Fleets project, also the CIVITAS demonstrative city Gdynia presented its experience in the trolleybus system. The webinar addressed in particular the following questions: (1) Why do municipalities need to consider cleaner options for buses? (2) What are the options available and which energy source/technology should be chosen? (3) What are the costs, emissions and other advantages/disadvantages of the different options? (4) Short term, medium term and long-term investment decisions

Contacts

training@civitas.eu
CIVITAS thematic group "Collective Passenger Transport" Marta Woronowicz, Nina Nesterova, Sam van Goethem, Natalie Evans
This Webinar was created under the project:

WIKI

This course was funded by:

EU FP7