Local Training Series Kicks-off in Skawina, Poland

October 18, 2018 | By Jerome Simpson

Together with Partnerska Inicjatywa Miast (PIM, the Cities Partnership Initiative), Gmina Skawina hosted would-be low carbon mobility planners in Lesser Poland between October 15th and 17th to discuss emobility and #VisionZero. They also undertook two site visits to Jaworzno, encompassing a #biketowork velostrada and e-bus infrastructure, and to Wola Duchacka near Kraków on electromobility. "Experiencing sustainable urban mobility solutions in progressive communities gives a big boost to those exploring alternatives, and so site visits and training are central to motivating transport practitioners in our Interreg Central Europe project, whose tagline is #cooperationiscentral," comments LOW-CARB Communications Manager, Jerome Simpson.

Reflecting on the event, local organiser, Maciej Zacher, noted, “participants were suprised at how different the approach towards e-mobility is in Jaworzno compared to much larger Kraków. In Jaworzno, 40 percent of its fleet is electric and in (almost) constant operation, while in Kraków ebuses are used on a much smaller scale."

Thirteen more local language trainings are set to follow in Szeged, Brno, Parma, Leipzig, and Koprivnica - and one more in Skawina - until the end of 2019, while three transnational events are scheduled during 2019 and 2020 on low-carbon mobility planning & innovative mobility offers (including company engagement); a policy workshop at a significant international location (Dec. 2019); and an exploitation workshop with financers and users (March 2020). Please follow all upcoming events via the LOW-CARB webpage here.

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