NODES Final conference & Gent visit
On 22nd September, the NODES project hosted its final conference at the Solvay Library in Brussels. More than 100 particpants attended the all day event which presented the results of the project and gave a first taste of its main achievement: the NODES Toolbox. This deliverable has the objective to support interchange (re)design planners, and covers all the related aspects: land use planning, energy and environment, design, business models and ICT Solutions. It is complemented by a benchmark tool which allow practitioners to assess strengths and weaknesses of their interchange to better redesign it in the future. Both tools are now available online at the following address: www.nodes-toolbox.eu
The next day, most of the participants also came to Gent to visit Sint-Pieters Station which is considered as the main interchange for the city. This is a classic testbed for the NODES Toolbox, as all modes of transport are currently covered by this station which is expected to be completed by 2024: train, tram, bus, car-sharing, e-car-sharing, taxi spaces, park&ride, kiss&ride, 11.000 bike park, e-bikes… This was a very fruitful visit which allowed participants and NODES partners to better understand how the NODES Toolbox could be concretely implemented at an interchange to better develop it on each topics of the Project.
For more information about this project, presentations and deliverables, please consult the NODES website