To many of us, big data is a buzz word that has little practical meaning. In this e-update, we will explore what is meant by the term big data and the related concepts of Internet of Things, crowdsourcing and open data. But of course the main question for Mobility Management professionals is how big data can foster a behaviour change and influence transport policies. (Click below to read the e-update.)
EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management* - has released its July 2016 e-update on the topic of Road Safety. The theme is described as follows:
Ever since humankind started sharing public space with vehicles, road safety has been a hot topic. Pedestrians and cyclists are most vulnerable and often this is an important barrier when promoting sustainable, active travel. This e-update is a journey into the history of road safety and explores the relationship with Mobility Management and sustainability.
Read the EPOMM E-Update here.
We are happy to announce the opening of the Call for Presentations for the 21st European Conference on Mobility Management - ECOMM 2017, which will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands from 31 May to 2 June 2017.
The main theme of ECOMM 2017 is ‘Teaming Up for Liveable Cities’. The ECOMM conference wants to explore how a continious improvement in the quality of life and health in cities can be realised by working together (public-private and cross-border), combating climate change, creating integral solutions and customising mobility services.
The deadline for papers is 16 December 2016.
This year has seen the European Mobility Week campaign shatter its previous participation record, with an astounding 2,426 cities from 51 countries celebrating the week. The previous record was set in 2011 when 2,264 cities from 43 countries participated. In the UK, Scotland had the most impressive effort, representing 12 of the 18 UK registered local authorities. This was thanks to the efforts of Transport Scotland, which provided local event funding through the Business Improvement Districts national association.