Monday, 24 October - Making Vision Reality
9:00-10:30 Plenary session: Instruments and business models for EcoMobility
Even the best intentions fall short of expectations if not implemented properly. Economic instruments such as congestion charges or public transport passes can be powerful tools to leverage the effect of other EcoMobility policies. They should also be regarded as fundamental components of financially sustainable business models, essential to enable EcoMobility systems to continuously improve and provide a high quality service.
- Chair: Stephen Yarwood, Lord Mayor, City of Adelaide (Australia)
- Lloyd Wright, Senior Transport Specialist, Asian Development Bank and VivaCities: New market mechanisms for funding EcoMobility
- Cornie Huizenga, Joint Convener, SloCaT – Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport: Funding opportunities for non-motorized transports in the light of climate change agreements
- Keijiro Endo, Sub-section Chief of Comprehensive Transportation division, Urban Maintenance department, Matsuyama City (Japan): Environmentally sustainable transport in Matsuyama
10:45-12:15 Parallel sessions
A3 Bike sharing systems: Business models and financing
This session concentrated on business models and financing opportunities to set-up and maintain a bicycle sharing system. The underlying goal is to prevent the system from overburdening municipal finances, and instead to make it capable of generating revenues that allow for its continuous improvement.
- Chair: Cornie Huizenga, Joint Convener, SloCaT – Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
- Hee-Chul Shin, Head of Center for Bicycle Transport research, KOTI – Korean Transport Institute: Is bike sharing sustainable?
- Hiroki Nakamura, Scientist, Tokyo Institute of Technology: Case studies and lessons learned from bike-sharing programs in Japan
- Alain Ayotte, CEO, Public Bike System Company: a world of difference: Changing the world one city at a time!
- Shanshan Li, ITDP-China: Challenges and Opportunities of Public Bicycle systems in China
B3 Overcoming barriers: Behavioral change through marketing and communication
In many industrialized cities, EcoMobility requires a profound behavioral change only possible if some of the factors hampering that transition are no longer seen as barriers by citizens. In other cities, EcoMobility is already a way of life and the strategy should be enabling their growth while maintaining walking and cycling shares. Communication strategies need to demystify the myth of the car as the ideal mobility solution, while also showing that EcoMobility is a practical solution for most mobility needs.
- Chair: Philippe Crist, Administrator, International Transport Forum
- Mark Zuidgeest and Roel Massink, University of Twente and Cycling Academic Network: The climate value of cycling: acknowledging sustainability
- Johannes Link, Green City e.V.: Cycling promotion in Munich
- Jongseok Kim, Vice President, Daegu Local Agenda 21: Green transport city building through the Bicycle Mileage campaign
- Miklós Devecz, Parking Kft, City of Budapest (Hungary): The channel that changed everything: The Budapest story
- Tae Yeon In, Vice Chairman, Bicycle revitalization Commission, Bupyeong City (Korea): Bike city made by citizens
C3 Overcoming barriers: Walkability in Asian Cities
Organized by CAI-Asia and ICLEI.
Asian cities still enjoy high shares of walking, but the appropriate infrastructure is often lacking and its quality may not meet pedestrian needs. As a consequence, fatalities are high and citizens are constantly pushed to use a motorized form of transportation. This session focused on good practices of pedestrian accessibility.
- Chair: Bert Fabian, Transport Program Manager, CAI-Asia
- Hans Fuhrke, Principal Advisor, GIZ-SUTIP Sustainable Urban Transport Improvement Project: Urban mobility for Indonesian cities
- Bronwen Thornton, Development Director, Walk 21: Integrating user perceptions into walkability
assessments: a tool to improve the quality of the pedestrian experience
- Purnima Parida, Scientist, Central road research Institute: Integrating user perception into the walkability index: a tool to improve the quality of pedestrian infrastructure
12:30-13:30 Congress summary: Exploring the road ahead-Next initiatives
- Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
- Gil Peñalosa, Executive Director, 8–80 Cities
13:30-17:30 – Changwon city tour
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14:30-17:30* Training for practitioners: Implementing bike sharing systems
* Continues on Tuesday, 25 October for another 3h.
Organized by GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale.
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