When the study trip visited de Drom last week, we got a chance to see the citizen´s office, where the inhabitants of Kröpelin can get help with the ride-sharing system. We also got some information on how ride-sharing has developed in Tingsryd and Bützow. Last but not least, those interested could try riding a pedelec.
As has been described before, ride-sharing in our Swedish communities hasn’t really kicked off so far.
But we are far from giving up yet – an inspirational meeting is planned till the end of August, when five different Swedish villages with the same ride-sharing system will gather and exchange ideas, learn from good examples, plan upcoming promotion activities and meet other enthusiastic people that want to change travelling patterns into a more sustainable direction.
The Mobile Together project partner de DROM has presented the project and their local initiative “Wir fahren zusammen” on the National Sustainability Conference in Germany.
The project Mobile Together was invited to the 4th Congress of Active Mobility in Gdansk (http://www.kongresmobilnosci.pl/palio/html.run?_Instance=kma&_PageID=1&_Lang=en&_CheckSum=-1493877222), Poland, taking place Sept. 12-13.
“The event aims to benefit from the experience of cities, regions and countries which have achieved success in maintaining high quality of life by the adoption of appropriate local development rules and the recognition of active mobility potential.”
Mobile Together participated in the panel entitled “Cross-border pathways to sustainable mobility” together with two other projects financed by the South Baltic programme. Thomas Möller, project Abc.multimodal, talked on cycling as a part of a multimodal mobility system in a city and Jacek Piotrowski, project BAYinTRAP, discussed youth participation in policy making in the field of transport and mobility.
The panel was moderated by Vassilen Iotzov of the JTS of the South Baltic programme and Karoline Alvånger participated in the event on behalf of the Mobile Together project.
On June 11 Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden held a seminar on ride-sharing. The invited presenters told about recent research and four different ride-sharing systems were presented. The participants represented a wide spectrum of different interests – ranging from county administrative boards, regional federations and municipalities to villages, politicians and interest organizations.
For more information, visit the Swedish site http://samakning.wordpress.com/ and click on “Seminarium” in the left-hand menu. Most of the texts are, unfortunately, in Swedish, but some of the presentations are in English.