On Monday 4 November the Smart Mobility Embassy welcomed a delegation from Turkey. The delegates, coming from various cities and regions, were specifically interested in cycling solutions and urban mobility.
The delegates were welcomed by Mrs. Mieke Masselink (Connekt), Mrs. José Oudijk (Smart Mobility Embassy) and one of the experts from the Smart Mobility Embassy network: Mr. Ahmed Hashish (Future Mobility Network).
The Future Mobility Network solves mobility issues within a wide range of projects. They are working on four topics: smart mobility, smart shipping, smart logistics and spatial strategies. One of their showcase projects is the implementation of the autonomous, electric HagaShuttle in the city of The Hague as a future-proof last mile solution. Safely implementing self-driving systems is part of their expertise.
Designing a (future) city should be about an integral approach. Therefore, all modalities should be included in a long-term mobility plan for a city or region. Cycling is part of the mobility mix. In future cities, there should be plenty of room for recreation and the use of “active modes”, walking and cycling. How should we fit the other micromodalities such as e-steps and (shared) e-scooters in the new city landscape? How can we use the data collected from bicycles and other road users to optimize traffic flow? These, and other topics were discussed during the interactive meeting.
Would you like to know more about the results of this meeting? Do not hesitate to contact the Smart Mobility Embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org
What will the city look like in the future?
Mr. Ahmed Hashish (Future Mobility Network): “Our goal is to make cities more eco-friendly and future-proof”
The visit to the Smart Mobility Embassy was part of the program that was organized by RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency).