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This Club of Amsterdam Newsletter
focuses on 'the future of Mobility'. It includes articles
well as information
about the conference.
More information at: http://www.clubofamsterdam.com
Club of Amsterdam Conference about
the future of Mobility
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 18:30-22:15.
For information about the VIP Reception (17:30-19:00), please visit
the Ticket Corner.
Where: Auditorium, Hogeschool
van Amsterdam, Weesperzijde 190, Amsterdam [next
Ticket information: http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/ticketcorner.html
André Hammer, General Director, Connekt
Wim Korver, head of the Department of Traffic & Transport and
member of the management team of the institute TNO Inro (Infrastructure,
Transport and Regional Development) of Applied Scientific Research
TNO in Delft.
Hammer, General Director, Connekt:
"Modern society is facing major problems with its mobility
and accessibility. Especially in large urban areas these are growing
dramatically. People want to be more mobile, in itself vital to
modern economy. However, our living environment needs to be protected
as well. This dilemma forces us to make fundamental, intelligent
choices. Especially with regard to big cities, because how do we
maintain its vital economic and cultural functions and will we manage
to keep it an attractive living environment at the same time?
This issue is no longer either an exclusive public or private responsibility.
A strcutural solution – a transition to sustainable mobility - has
to be found through far-reaching cooperation between public and
private parties, together with the help of research institutes.
Last but not least, let us not forget about the citizens of urban
areas, the mobilists themselves.
In short notice we can already start with an innovative series of
mobility market services that will influence the intensity of the
traffic and the use of the infrastructure."
New innovative transport concepts: from technology push towards
Wim Korver, TNO Inro: "It is not difficult
to list a number of inventions of new transport concepts claiming
to solve the existing and coming transport problems. Examples are:
the Transrapid, all kind of people mover systems, underground transport
systems, etc. All these ideas have one thing in common: they are
based on a specific technological innovation. But what the contribution
is on solving a specific transport problem is unclear. The analysis
who will be going to pay for the new system and what actual the
users benefits are, is mostly done afterwards. To make the innovation
process more effective we need to incorporate the user as soon as
possible in the innovation process."
In his presentation Wim Korver will give examples of successful
and unsuccessful transport innovations. Also a more theoretical
background will be presented of how innovations processes in the
transport system work. This is based on a historical analysis, and
enriched with possible developments (scenarios) for the future.
Finally he will show some promising first steps of new ways of stimulating
innovation within the transport system.
Part II: Panel with the Keynote Speakers
and the challengers
Frederik Johannes Abbink, Technical Director of the National
Aerospace Laboratory NLR,
Ronald K.A. M. Mallant, Programme
Manager Fuel Cells, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
Luud Schimmelpennink, industrial
designer, managing director, Ytech Innovation Centre
and our Host J.P.Thomas Thijssen, CEO, Hamilton International.
The panel is followed
by an open discussion.
language is English.
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Afribike's mission is to promote the use of non-motorized transport
(bicycles, workcycles) as a means of poverty alleviation, job creation,
education, sustainable development, and environmental protection.
Afribike is working on the following activities:
- Establishing micro bicycle retail outlets in low-income urban
and rural communities to make bicycles, spares and repairs accessible
to the members of these communities
- Recycling used bicycles to sell through these outlets
- Developing bicycles appropriate to the African market and conditions
- Fundraising for general or targeted subsidies on the cost of bicycles
so that they can be made available at lower retail prices
- Researching the viability of establishing African bicycle manufacturing
and assembly industries
- Organising fun rides, races, training programmes and cycling clubs
to create a positive cycling culture.
Over the past two years Afribike has distributed over 10 000 new
and used bicycles in Africa. The bicycles mainly came from the United
Kingdom, United State of America, Canada and The Netherlands.
Articles about the future of Mobility
Duurzame mobiliteit - noodzakelijke
én kansrijke opgave voor de toekomst van Nederland
by: André Hammer, algemeen directeur, Connekt
De mobiliteit in Nederland nadert haar fysieke
grenzen. Het dichtslibben van het wegennet, de problemen op het
spoor en de slechte bereikbaarheid van(uit) de Randstad, maar ook
de grote steden daarbuiten, spelen ons ernstig parten. De consequenties
voor onze economische ontwikkeling en maatschappelijke ontplooiing
zijn slechts bij benadering vast te stellen. Dit geldt versterkt
voor de internationale positie van Nederland.
Maar we naderen ook de psychologische grenzen van de mobiliteit.
Files en onbereikbaarheid, de dienstverlening van de Nederlandse
spoorwegen zijn onderwerp van dagelijks geklaag. Er is steeds minder
draagvlak voor extra capaciteit van het wegennet. We moeten en willen
mobiel zijn, maar dat mag niet ten koste gaan van onze leefomgeving
en ons milieu. Dat we moeten betalen voor het bezit en niet voor
het gebruik wakkert die weerstand aan.
Zo langzamerhand dringt door dat we te maken hebben met een probleem,
dat we niet langer voor ons uit kunnen schuiven. Het vorige week
verschenen rapport "Bewust mobiel, beter bereikbaar" van de Raad
voor Verkeer en Waterstaat onderstreept dat nog eens duidelijk.
De dringende vraag is echter: hoe pakken we dit probleem aan? En
hoe vinden we blijvende oplossingen?
European transport policy for 2010: time to decide
by: Loyola de Palacio, European Commission
Transport is crucial for our economic competitiveness and commercial,
economic and cultural exchanges. This sector of the economy accounts
for some 1000 billion, or over 10 % of the EU’s gross domestic product,
and employs 10 million people. Transport also helps to bring Europe’s
citizens closer together, and the Common Transport Policy is one
of the cornerstones of the building of Europe. However, the warning
signs are clear. Congestion, resulting in environmental nuisance
and accidents, is getting worse day by day, and penalising both
users and the economy. If nothing is done, the cost of congestion
will, on its own, account for 1 % of the EU’s gross domestic product
in 2010 while, paradoxically, the outermost regions remain poorly
connected to the central markets.
Europe must bring about a real change in the Common Transport Policy.
The time has come to set new objectives for it: restoring the balance
between modes of transport and developing intermodality, combating
congestion and putting safety and the quality of services at the
heart of our efforts, while maintaining the right to mobility. One
of the main challenges is to define common principles for fair charging
for the different modes of transport. This new framework for charging
should both promote the use of less polluting modes and less congested
networks and prepare the way for new types of infrastructure financing.
Integrated Free Flight and 4-D Gate-to-Gate Air Traffic Management
by: F.J. Abbink, Technical
Director of the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR
The paper describes the development
of the air transport system to its present status and the required
systems to provide for the doubling of the air transport while maintaining
a high safety level and limiting the burden to the environment.
In the 20th century air transport has developed into a safe, reliable
and economic means of transportation for passengers, cargo and mail.
In the next two decades, the air transport is forecasted to double.
To enable this expansion to occur within the limited airspace, with
the limited number of airports and runways and with the increasing
requirements with respect to safety, noise and emissions, new technological
developments are necessary. The use of satellite-based Communication,
Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) systems. combined with further
steps towards computer-assisted and automated Air Traffic Management
(ATM) with digital datalink between ATM and aircraft computer systems,
will be necessary. The introduction of new forward-looking warning
systems, the increase of precision on approach and landing systems
and the improvement of procedures and training levels will be required
to improve the safety level. The availability of on board "traffic
displays" will allow the flight crew to take care of maintaining
safe separation between aircraft, even in reduced visibility conditions.
This might lead to more freedom for the flight crew to optimize
flight operations. The human will become more and more a system
operator who monitors the correct operation of airborne and ground-borne
systems. The human must also be able to take over in case of malfunctions.
This requires adequately trained individuals adequate display and
control systems. Improved Man-Machine Interfaces will have to be
introduced to present the data in an organized, natural and intuitive
way. The paper describes the development of aviation into today's
reliable air transport system and the developments and research
required to enable the growth forecasted for the next decades to