TRACE and FLOW projects at SUMP conference in Bremen

The mission of the TRACE project is to assess the potential of movement tracking services to better plan and promote walking and cycling in cities, and develop tracking tools that will fuel the take up of walking and cycling measures. The project targets established measures to promote cycling and walking to the workplace, to school, for shopping purposes or simply for leisure.

The mission of the FLOW project is to put walking and cycling on an equal footing with motorised modes by developing a user-friendly methodology to assess the effectiveness of walking and cycling measures in addressing urban road congestion.

The two are sister projects funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. Both will join the session on “Tools to support walking and cycling planning” of the SUMP conference, which this year takes place on 12-13 April in Bremen, Germany. The 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) has as its focus on “Planning the Efficient City”. To address this topic, it will host a number of presentations in the following thematic clusters: The Big Picture, New Horizons, The Integration Challenge, Planning Techniques. The full agenda of the conference is available here.

Joao Bernardino from Transport Innovation and Systems (TIS), part of the TRACE consortium, will be speaking about ICT based tracking as a tool for planning walking and cycling. He will present the outcomes of TRACE so far and open the discussion on the potential and necessary specifications of walking and cycling tracking data tools in the scope of urban mobility policy processes.

Tobias Kretz from PTV Group, part of the FLOW consortium, will deliver a presentation on “Making pedestrians and cyclists visible in the planning process: multimodal approaches in support of planning for walking and cycling”.