Eurotowns Mobility Task Team – Eskilstuna – 3-5 September 2014
Wednesday 3th September
19.00 Gathering in the Town Hall and welcome from Magnus Johansson, Councilor with responsibility for Town Planning.
19.30 presentation on the INVOLVE project, a 3 years INTERREG IVC project, promoting the involvement of the private sector in Mobility Management. http://www.involve-project.eu
Thursday 4th September
08.30 – Introduction and welcome (Dag Johansson, head of the Town Planning Department, Marc Verachtert, Hasselt and Olov Åslund, Eskilstuna)
09.00 – Combining parking and mobility management in Eskilstuna, Petter Skarin, Eskilstuna.
10.15 – Summary results from the survey, Marc Verachtert, Hasselt
10.30 – Presentation of the cities (max 10 slides, max 10 min each)
General characteristics of the city: surface and perimeters, inhabitants, population density, jobs, number of students, number of cars per inhabitant, division of the modal split.
Which priorities does the city have? Which policy goals and ambitions? For example: Quality of life and attraction of the centre, climate and public health, accessibility and permeability.
To which level are there problems regarding mobility and parking?
Give 3 strong points and 3 weak points of the parking policy in your city.
Which measure or policy, which your city took, would you recommend?
Which measure or policy would you like to reverse?
Which other city is an example for your city?
Within your own country (give 2 arguments);
Abroad (give 2 arguments).
11.30 Break down of the results (presented by different cities, according to the results of the survey, followed by Q&A and/or discussions). 20 min/item Moderated / reflected by Trivector Traffic
Parking pressure, methods for measuring / monitoring, which pressure is (not) acceptable, acceptance of residents / visitors of the city, …
Advantages and disadvantages of restricted ‘parkingzones’ and the use of tariff structures
Successful, but also disappointing experiences in stimulating people to park their cars at a distance (e.g. park & ride, park & bike, park & walk,…)
Special rules for target groups: handicapped drivers, young mothers, women, 65plus, electric cars, …
14:00 – City tour in Eskilstuna with the purpose to show good and bad examples in parking and traffic planning.
16.00 – Master class
A. Marking the hotspots / streets with needs to additional parking area / parking’s in Eskilstuna
B. Creative session ‘Finding innovative solutions to avoid the need for (additional ) parkingspace and/or create (unobtrusive/invisible?) parking places that fits in, in a vibrant /livable city.
19.00 – opportunity to visit Eskilstuna Museum of Art.
Friday 5th September
08.30 – Drafting the two/tree best idea’s into concrete proposals (with do’s en donts). Reflecting if this proposals are also acceptable / introducible in the own city?
9.00 – Mobility Management in Eskilstuna, Olov Åslund, Eskilstuna
10.00 – Lecture with experts from Trivector Traffic
11.00 – Conclusion and discussion about future work with parking in the network.
Social media, a tool for Mobility information and –actions. Experiences of the participating cities, first input for a survey on this topic
11.30 – Exchange idea’s for the mobility week in September (around 5 min per city: restricted to general outlines and two or three most attractive activities in details – How and why)
12.00 – Future steps and appointments
12.30 – End of the meeting
Olov Åslund, Project Coordinator för Mobility Management, +46 16 710 11 54 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Verachtert, Task Team Leader, +32 11 23 96 33 and email@example.com