The second train-the-trainer workshop took place in October 2019 and was organized in Vilnius in connection to the fourth project meeting. Just like the first workshop, the second was organized by the UBC in cooperation with Claus Köllinger from the Eltis consortium. The first workshop was held in Spring 2019 and covered the theme ‘behavioural change as an enabler for sustainable mobility’, you can read more about it here. This time the training focused on concrete examples about mobility management and mobility points. Köllinger, who moderated the workshop, brought up real-life examples on mobility management activities for schools, companies, new building projects and events as well as communication connected to mobility points.
One of the examples, of mobility management methods for schools presented during the workshop, is the Traffic Snake Game campaign. In the game pupils are encouraged to walk, cycle or user other sustainable means to get to school. Whenever the pupils use sustainable transport modes they are rewarded, thus creating an incentive for actively taking part in the campaign.
Another example focused on the Mobility Contracts of the City of Graz which are used to provide good conditions for sustainable mobility options and choices in new building projects. The Mobility Contracts allow the City of Graz to deviate from the legally binding minimum number of car parking spaces to provide and instead put more focus on improved options and conditions for sustainable urban mobility means such as walking, cycling and public transport. In fact, the Mobility Contracts foster the creation of residential focused mobility points as one of its positive effects on the urban mobility reality.
The workshop was finished with a storytelling exercise. The participants, divided in smaller groups, were given the task of coming up with a story and illustrating it. The idea of the exercise was to use a storyline as a basis for describing how a mobility related measure had been carried out in a fictive city. The exercise generated many entertaining story-versions of actual cases from the partner cities.
Text: UBC | Photo: UBC
Photo description: Kaspar Alev, City of Tartu presenting results from the storytelling excercise