ELTIS Mobility update February 2012
This month Eltis takes a close look at the city of Zürich, Switzerland with its outstanding transport policy. Four brand new case studies examine in detail the cornerstones of the city's transport policy, its bicycle measures, as well as local mobility management activities for residents and for companies (example Alcatel Lucent AG and Sihl City, a multifunctional entertainment and shopping centre). Two of them, Sihl City and Bicycle Measures, are also available as video clips in the video section of Eltis. Videos of the others will follow in the coming weeks. In addition, there are more than 60 new photos of the implementations in Zurich available to download free from the Eltis photo database.
The European Commission would like to see more local authorities develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. Following on from the successful training workshops on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Greece, further workshops will be run in Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Ireland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. To book a free place at one of these awareness raising and knowledge exchange events visit http://www.mobilityplans.eu.
David Byrne, musician, actor, photographer, multi-media artist and mastermind of Talking Heads spoke to Austrian journalist Christian Lehner about how he discovered the bicycle as a mode of transport. Listen to him on how his perspective on cycling in a City like New York changed from the seat of a bike