Mobility

Mobility and transport are crucial for a city to function properly. Amsterdam is considered the world capital of cycling; 32% of traffic movement in Amsterdam is by bike and 63% of its inhabitants use their bike on daily basis. The number of registered electrical car owners in the Netherlands increased with 53% to 28.889 in 2016. Since 2008 car sharing increased with 376%. However, this is less than 1% of the total car use. Innovative ideas and concepts can help to improve the city’s accessibility, so share your ideas and concepts here.

Marian van Sprakelaar, Project Communication Officer at AMS Institute, posted

Code the Streets - Creating innovative solutions for sustainable, inclusive and safe mobility.

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As Amsterdam’s metropolitan area continues to grow, so do traffic related issues such as congestion, crowded streets, and increasing pressures on fragile infrastructures. Just like cities worldwide, the City of Amsterdam is faced with the challenge of finding better ways to manage urban mobility. Code the Streets wants to support cities with this challenge by bringing together cities, mobility providers and science to create sustainable and inclusive mobility solutions that keep cities liveable, now and in the future.

Code the Streets is working on improving an already existing navigation app by adding data about school zones, fragile infrastructures, congestion and pollution. We want to stimulate car-users to choose an alternative route, for example one that avoids school zones or vulnerable city infrastructure. That way we work to towards a more sustainable way of driving and make the streets of Amsterdam safer and less crowded. Starting in autumn, we will be running pilot programs testing the application in Amsterdam. Interested in trying the app? Sign up here.

Code the Streets is an European EIT Urban Mobility Project bringing together partners from Amsterdam, Helsinki and Budapest to work on innovative solutions for sustainable, inclusive and safe mobility.

Note from ASC: What do you think? Let’s hear it in the comments!

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TechLab

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Located in the Plantage area of Amsterdam, a new exhibition space featuring cool new innovations in technology has recently opened.

The gallery space contains many exhibits dedicated to augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and robotics. Each station is interactive and playful, ensuring visitors will have fun while learning about these various technologies.

Based around the theme of sustainability, the space shows how we can use technology as a resource to improve not only our lives but our world. Be sure to check out this unique educational tech gallery!

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Eline Meijer, Communication Specialist , posted

Urban Mobility: Cycling transitions in two major European cities

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After approximately 15 podcast interviews with experts from around the world, it's time for researcher/advisor/podcastmaker Geert Kloppenburg to look back at the best practices. He started 2,5 years ago with the idea to just contact people in the cities who are actually implementing changes in the streets at this moment. He has discovered so many great best practices that he would like to share.

Geert visited different cities around the world to interview experts on cycling and mobility and noticed an explosion in cycling. And when Corona came, the use of bicycles grew even more.

In this interview Geert looks back on 15 podcast and video interviews on the transformation of different cities.

Watch the 9 minute video and let us know what you think.

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Webinar: COP26 - Race to Zero

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Climate change affects us all. As individuals and businesses, we have a key role to play. Therefore, ahead of the U.K. hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow this November, the British Embassy in the Hague are inviting Dutch businesses to a webinar focused on why sustainability matters and what we can do to make a difference.

When: Tuesday June 29th
What time: 10:30 - 12:00 CEST

This online event will:

  • Explain the importance of the upcoming summit and its critical role in delivering climate ambitions
  • Outline the role businesses can play by signing up to the ‘Race to Zero’
  • Hear from leading Dutch businesses about their sustainability journey to date and why they joined the Race to Zero 
  • Detail how the British government is looking to support business make the transition
Online event on Jun 29th
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Fossil Free Sweden: The Swedish Model for a Carbon-Neutral Economy

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Sweden has passed a law to become fossil-free by 2045 and has created elaborate strategies to achieve this goal.

A plethora of policy and market mechanisms have been formed of which a special interest lies in the "green bonds" – a financing tool adopted widely across municipalities in Sweden, enabling large-scale investments in renewable energies and energy efficiency projects – mostly in Sweden, but also abroad.

With these mechanisms, Sweden is a leader in demonstrating a positive link between going fossil-free and a country’s prosperity and therefore increases the incentive to exit the fossil economy to move to a low-carbon economy.

Event Moderator: Avi Blau, Director of the Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering and Economy

Program:

14:00 - 14:05: Greetings

Mr. Erik Ullenhag, Ambassador of Sweden to Israel

14:05- 14:35: Introduction to fossil free policies in Sweden

Åsa Romson, former Minister for Climate and the Environment, current Senior researcher in environmental law and policy at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute - Sweden's fossil free policy

Örjan Lönngren, Policy Analyst, Energy and Climate at the City of Stockholm - fossil free policy In Stockholm

14:35 - 15:25: Swedish Industry Action for Climate Neutrality

Ms. Ann-Mari Fineman, Counsellor for Innovation Affairs Head of the Vinnova Office in Tel Aviv

City climate solutions by Sweden - transportation, grid, water treatment

Ronen Aharon, CEO at ABB Technologies Ltd. Israel

James Lundström, Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Erik Odén, CEO at C-Green Technology AB

Eva Stål, project leader biochar project , NSR AB

15:25 – 15:45: Green bonds - how can it be used to fund climate solutions

Göran Färm, Chairman of Kommuninvest Cooperative Society - Introduction to green bonds and their use in Sweden

Irene Svenonius, Chairman of the Board of Stockholm Region - Use of green bonds to fund climate projects in the city of Stockholm

15:45 - 16:15: Tel Aviv responses to climate change

Vered Crispin Ramati, Deputy Director of Environment & Sustainability Authority at Tel Aviv Municipality

The event is organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Tel Aviv in collaboration with Merhav - the movement for Israeli Urbanism

Don't forget to register.

The event is part of series of webinars by Merhav: "Cities at the Front of the Climate Crisis".

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Daniela Guzun, Events Manager , posted

CASSINI Hackathon Netherlands: Digiting Green Spaces

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Do you have an innovative idea to solve the challenge in digitizing green spaces? Are you thinking of starting your own company? Have you already started working on your green idea and need help to build it? Then get your friends and network to join you at the CASSINI Hackathon Netherlands.

How does one Hack at a Hackaton?
Hacking is creative problem-solving. We all know that there are so many potential applications for Artificial Intelligence. This hackathon is about coming up with creative solutions using AI. However, it’s only a weekend, so don’t worry about building that complex AI algorithm or even knowing the full extent of AI. Our experts are here to collaborate with you on creative solutions using this technology.

What's in it for you?

- Be taught by the top trainers in the Netherlands on Design Thinking and Pitching
- Receive unlimited support from facilitators and industry experts throughout the entire weekend
- Gain exclusive access to data points from the European Space Agency
- Test on NVIDIA grade technologies like A100s and Omniverse with the support of their experts
- We have got you covered with uber eats vouchers to keep you full and healthy
- Win exciting prizes!

Registrate now

Note from ASC: Are you in? Drop a like.

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Kerstin Gerlagh, General Manager , posted

Round Table on Urban Insights and Mobility

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Join the Swedish Chamber Executive Round Table discussion featuring Bas Dubois (Managing Director Benelux Volvo Bus) and Eugene Grüter (CEO Sweco Netherlands) on Urban Insights and Mobility.

When: Tuesday June 15
What time: 14.00 – 15.00

Greener cities

More than 70 percent of people in European cities breathe dangerous air, according to the European Environment Agency and 1 million deaths occur annually due to physical inactivity in Europe, states the World Health Organisation. The key to a healthier, more productive, greener and less polluted city could be a new planning and design strategy based on the idea of shared speed in urban space.

The pandemic has given us new perspectives and revealed the flaws in street space distribution and public space as it disrupted people’s travel behavior, compelling us to work from home, move shorter distances, and explore the city on a more local scale.

At the same time, about 70 percent of the global population – an astonishing 7 billion people – are expected to live in cities by 2050. With air pollution causing damage to human health and ecosystems, large parts of the population will not live in a healthy environment.

Speakers

Eugene Grüter
Grüter will share the  outcome of the new Urban Insight report where Sweco envisions proximity, density, and shared speed as paths for transforming streets into incubators for health and well-being. “A core strategy of streets as health incubators entails treating the city’s various modes of transportation, from driving to walking, as more equal, a planning and design strategy that we call shared speed,” says David Lindelöw, transport planner at SWECO in Gothenburg, Sweden, and one of the report’s authors.

Bas Dubois
Dubois (Managing Director Benelux at Volvo Bus): "Just imagine a city with zero emission vehicles only; clean and silent. Since almost two decades Volvo buses is developing electromobility products and services for cities and in this presentation and Bas Dubois will take you on the journey Volvo buses has made and share the insights and experiences gained.”

Meet-up on Jun 15th
Innovatie Partners Amsterdam, Facilitating public-private collaboration and innovation at Gemeente Amsterdam, posted

Subsidies voor duurzaam economisch herstel in tijden van Corona

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De Amsterdamse economie is zwaar getroffen door de coronacrisis. Daarom heeft gemeente Amsterdam extra geld beschikbaar gesteld om de economie juist in deze moeilijke tijden aan te jagen.

De subsidies zijn bedoeld om vernieuwing en werkgelegenheid in onderstaande sectoren te realiseren:

• circulaire economie
• energietransitie
• schone en slimme mobiliteit
• digitaliseren
• gezondheid

De steun zal in de vorm zijn van twee subsidies. Hieronder lees je meer over de subsidies.

Subsidie om een projectvoorstel te schrijven

Amsterdam stelt extra geld beschikbaar voor ondernemers die bijdragen aan duurzaam economisch herstel in tijden van corona. Heb je een idee dat niet van de grond komt tijdens de coronacrisis? Ontvang tot 25.000 euro om een projectvoorstel van tenminste 2 miljoen te ontwikkelen voor een Nationaal of Europees coronaherstel- of stimuleringsfonds.

Kijk op de website om te zien of jij in aanmerking komt voor de subsidie of om je direct in te schrijven.

Subsidie om een project te realiseren

Amsterdam stelt extra geld beschikbaar voor ondernemers die bijdragen aan duurzaam economisch herstel in tijden van corona. Heb je een project dat niet van de grond komt tijdens de coronacrisis? Krijg 100.000 tot 500.000 euro subsidie om jouw project te realiseren.

Zie de website om te kijken of jij in aanmerking komt voor de subsidie of om je direct in te schrijven.

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Anouk van der Laan, Marketing Manager at Check Technologies B.V., posted

Check start met belonen correct parkeren deelscooter

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Elektrische deelscooter aanbieder Check introduceert vandaag als eerste aanbieder in Nederland een omvangrijk beloningsprogramma om correct gebruik van haar deelscooters te stimuleren. Alle gebruikers van Check doen automatisch mee en sparen vanaf vandaag op verschillende manieren voor gratis ritten. Een van de manieren om beloond te worden is het netjes parkeren van een deelscooter. Op die manier stimuleert Check haar gebruikers om op een verantwoorde manier om te gaan met de publieke ruimte. Dit draagt bij aan de uiteindelijke missie van Check - het leefbaarder maken van steden.

Gebruikers verdienen Coins met netjes parkeren
Het beloningssprogramma heet Coins en heeft een simpele structuur. Alle gebruikers doen automatisch mee en kunnen op verschillende manieren Coins verdienen. Bij 10 Coins krijgen ze de volgende rit gratis. Een van de manieren om een Coin te verdienen is door een positieve parkeerbeoordeling te ontvangen. Iedere gebruiker beoordeelt hoe de scooter door de vorige gebruiker is achtergelaten. Bij een positieve beoordeling ontvangt de vorige gebruiker een Coin. Met deze aanmoediging loont het voor gebruikers om na te denken over hun parkeergedrag en de scooter netjes achter laten. Er wordt niet alleen beloond. Als een gebruiker in een bepaalde periode drie keer een negatieve beoordeling heeft ontvangen volgt een tijdelijke blokkade van het platform.

Check investeert in gebruikers en niet-gebruikers
Gebruikers kunnen elkaar dus een beloning toekennen. Toch is Check niet bang voor hoog oplopende kosten. Paul van Merrienboer, mede-oprichter van Check, is juist blij als het programma op grote schaal wordt gebruikt: “Ons doel is om de makkelijkste weg door de stad aan te bieden. Niet alleen voor gebruikers van onze dienst maar voor álle inwoners van de stad. We bieden pas een echt duurzame oplossing als we met onze gebruikers extra oog hebben voor de schaarse publieke ruimte. We willen probleemloos integreren in steden en zien deze beloning als een investering in de toekomst.”

Een aanmoediging voor duurzame mobiliteit
Ook op andere manieren kunnen gebruikers Coins verdienen, bijvoorbeeld door het maken van een rit langer dan 10 minuten. Onderzoek door de gemeente Rotterdam wijst uit dat 23% van de deelscooterritten in 2020 een autorit verving. Om deze overgang verder aan te moedigen heeft Check eerder al een starttarief ingevoerd op iedere rit. Hierdoor zijn zeer korte ritten relatief duur. Vanaf vandaag worden langere ritten dus ook beloond met extra Coins. Hierdoor wil Check haar gebruikers stimuleren om nog vaker de auto te laten staan. Ook wil Check middels Coins de omloopsnelheid van deelscooters die lang stil staan vergroten. Door een lang stilstaande scooter te gebruiken ontvangen gebruikers Coins. Op deze manier wordt overlast voorkomen.

Zelf ontwikkelde technologie als oplossing
Check heeft het programma in korte tijd weten te ontwikkelen en implementeren. Marco Knitel, mede-oprichter van Check, licht toe: ‘We zien de urgentie van het probleem en omdat we ons platform zelf hebben gebouwd, waren we in staat het programma snel te ontwikkelen.’ In het ontwerpen van de oplossing zijn keuzes gemaakt waar Check trouw blijft aan haar belofte: de makkelijkste weg door de stad aanbieden. Knitel: ‘We willen zo min mogelijk verplichte schermen hebben tijdens het boeken van een rit. Dat proces moet intuïtief, snel en makkelijk zijn.’ Om deze reden is het niet verplicht om een geparkeerde scooter te beoordelen. Het gaat erom dat gebruikers leren herkennen wanneer er sprake is van een goed- of fout geparkeerde scooter en elkaar er in die gevallen op aanspreken.

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Eline Meijer, Communication Specialist , posted

Metropolitan Mobility Podcast | Barcelona Superblocks!

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How did Poblenou in Barcelona turn into a green oasis? Superblocks!

“I think it is impossible to be against Superblocks.” Silvia Casorran (Deputy Chief Architect at the Barcelona City Council) and Patrick Kappert (member of neighbourhood organisation Collective Superblock Poblenou) speak with Geert Kloppenburg about the Superblocks of Barcelona. They discuss:

- How the Superblocks started
- Why everyone is talking about Superblocks
- How living in a Superblock changed their lives

Listen here

Interested in more best practices in EU cities? Register here for the Celebrating Cycling Cities event 1st of June, with a.o. Stientje van Veldhoven en Frans Timmermans!

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Merel A, Communicatieadviseur at Gemeente Amsterdam, posted

Draag bij aan de ontwikkeling van één uniforme data standaard voor mobiliteit (CDS-M)

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Overheden gebruiken data van mobiliteitsaanbieders om te monitoren, te leren en de openbare ruimte te beheren. Mobiliteit stopt niet bij de gemeentegrenzen, maar er bestaat nog geen uniforme standaard voor de uitwisseling van die data. Verschillende overheden stellen verschillende eisen aan de mobiliteitsaanbieders.

Eén data standaard: effectiever én efficiënter
Eén CDS-M (City Data Standaard - Mobiliteit) geeft overheden meer inzicht in het gebruik van (deel)mobiliteit. Zo kunnen ze bijvoorbeeld over gemeentegrenzen heen leren. Maar CDS-M vergoot ook het inzicht op het gebruik van (deel)mobiliteit en de mogelijke effecten in de openbare ruimte, zoals bereikbaarheid en leefbaarheid. CDS-M is een middel voor beleidsontwikkeling, beleids(bij)sturing en beleidsverbetering.

De G5 hebben een eerste versie van de CDS-M ontwikkeld. Vanaf juni 2021 wordt die versie in een werkgroep toegepast, getest en doorontwikkeld tot de CDS-M in Nederland.

Geef je op voor de werkgroep
Ben je een jurist, governance expert, data analist, security expert of denk je op een andere manier bij te kunnen dragen aan de doorontwikkeling van één uniforme data standaard voor mobiliteit?  Geef je dan op voor de werkgroep via cds-m@amsterdam.nl

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Help! My grid is congested

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We proudly invite you to the EV Energy Final Conference happening on 12 May 2021 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am online.

Over four years of project implementation. It's been a long and exciting journey for all of us. Along the way we have been able to share our experience, learn from each other and implement successful practices in our regions.

Our final conference presents how practical experiences and regional policy incentives were shared and led to new insights, policy recommendations and running action.

Cities and regions are on the path towards clean mobility, made possible by local renewable energy. We present 5 EU-cities and regions (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Kaunas, Rome and Stockholm), which have been actively collaborating in transition efforts, sharing learnings from policy making, planning and implementation. Although the stages of development vary between these cities, this collaboration has been very fruitful and inspirational.

The event is dedicated to policy makers, project teams, CPO’s, energy companies and local initiatives aimed at adopting renewable energy as a pillar in their future actions.

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Eline Meijer, Communication Specialist , posted

Event: Best practices from Europe’s cycling cities

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Join us on June 1st for Celebrating Cycling Cities, a two-hour event during which representatives from European cities and EU institutions will discuss best practices for how to shape more cycle-friendly urban mobility systems.

Confirmed speakers are:

• Frans Timmermans (EU)
• Matthew Baldwin (Mission Manager of “100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030”)
• Stientje van Veldhoven (Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water
• Management) CIVITAS Handshake project

When: Tuesday June 1st.
What time: 15:00-17:00
Where: online, via a live broadcast from Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam.

Register for the event and learn all about Europe's best cycle-friendly cities.

Do you want to learn more already? Listen to this podcast. How is Paris reshaping its iconic streets and getting rid of cars? That is the subject of this interview with the deputy mayor of Paris, Christophe Najdovski.

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Kim van Wijngaarden, posted

De groene Olympische Spelen in Tokyo

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In 2020 zouden de ‘Olympic Green Games of Tokyo’ hebben plaatsgevonden, maar corona gooide roet in het eten. De Japanse overheid is er op gebrand om de Spelen in 2021 door te laten gaan met de ambitie om de groenste spelen ooit te organiseren. De Japanse inwoners zien het echter niet zo zitten dat er vanuit alle hoeken van de aardbol toeristen verschijnen. Dit leidde bij de Hedgehog Company tot de vraag:

‘Hoeveel CO2-emissie scheelt het als deze bezoekers lekker voor de buis naar de meerkamp kijken i.p.v. gemiddeld 9000 km af te reizen om te zien hoe een atleet zo ver mogelijk kan springen?’

Op basis van gegevens van de spelen in Rio in 2016 is uitgerekend hoeveel CO2-emissie vrij komt door de vliegreizen van buitenlandse bezoekers die naar het land kwamen met als hoofdreden de Olympische Spelen. Op basis van de gemiddelde afstand en de emissiefactor voor reizigers die gebruik maken van het vliegtuig, levert dit een totale CO2-emissie van meer 300 duizend ton CO2. Dit betekent dat er omgerekend 14 miljoen volgroeide bomen moeten zijn om hiervoor te compenseren. Dus, we kunnen de Japanse overheid adviseren om naar de inwoners te luisteren. Dit maakt de Olympische Spelen niet alleen beter bestendig tegen de pandemie maar ook echt ‘een stukje groener’.

De volledige blogpost kun je hier vinden, inclusief berekeningen en bronnen: https://bit.ly/33abAQh

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Jochem Kootstra, Lecturer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

The impact of COVID-19-lockdown on EV charging

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With the lockdown, traffic in the Netherlands largely came to a halt. Electric vehicles were no exception. What are the consequences for the use of public charging infrastructure? And how has the charging behaviour of electric drivers changed? Rick Wolbertus, researcher of the Future Charging project at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (AUAS), about an initial analysis of the changed use of public charging points. 'Working from home not only makes a difference in traffic jams, it especially had a positive impact on peak loads on the electricity grid.'

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Image: Ralph Hutter / Unsplash

After the lockdown on March 12 2020, there was a lot less driving. Of course, this also applies to electric vehicles. In the Netherlands, about 50% less car driving and that is also reflected in the number of kWh that is charged at public charging stations. It is striking that the use of fast chargers fell faster than the use of level 2 stations. Level 2 stations were used about half as much while the use of fast charging stations (in the city) became about 80% less. The reference date for these numbers is the 3rd of February (February 1st is a Saturday).

In the second figure, we compare shared cars with regular users. It is striking that shared cars keep pace with private use in the number of kWh charged. Although these cars are used by several people, there seems to be no additional fear of getting infected in shared cars.

The third figure also shows that slowly traffic levels are returning back to normal. In particular, the number of different users is slowly returning to the pre-corona level. At the end of May, there were only 20% fewer users than before the lockdown. For the total energy that is charged, so the number of kilometers driven, we see that this is falling slightly behind. Compared to mid-March, there is already 10% more loading at the end of April.

In terms of charging behavior, we also see a change, especially in the average time that a car is connected. For regular users, this average was around 10 hours, but in corona time it jumped to 15 hours, with some outliers on weekends. This was to be expected and is still relatively low compared to the decreased number of kilometers driven. In addition, the downward trend has started again. It is also positive that the connection time for shared cars is almost back to normal. It is clearly visible

It is also striking that the that time when EV drivers charge has changed since the lockdown. Especially the peak in the evenings has become a lot less. At the same time, more is charged especially during the day. So EV drivers go for (electric) rides to the super or hardware store, but commuter traffic has decreased a lot. In addition, all traffic is spread out during rush hours. Even after the lockdown eased after May 11, this trend is still visible. The trend towards more working from home therefore also has a significant (positive) impact on energy demand, especially during peak hours. Working from home therefore saves both traffic jams and peak loads on the electricity grid.

In conclusion, we see that electric transport is hit as hard by the corona crisis as transport in general. It is striking that fast chargers are used less than regular charging stations. Fast charging often shows in previous research in addition to regular charging, to cover longer distances in one day. The sharp fall in the need for fast charging can indicate a significantly reduced daily driving distance for many drivers such as taxis. Cars will stay connected to the charging station longer than before, but less than might be expected. The trend towards charging behavior before the corona crisis seems to have started again.

More information?

Project page Future Charging
Centre of Expertise Urban Technology
Research on Energy Transition
Social: TwitterLinkedIn en Facebook

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Tom van Arman, Director & Founder at Tapp, posted

Marineterrein smart data shows our Corona curfew behavior

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Wednesday was the official end of the Avondklok curfew in the Netherlands. Since 22 January 2021 the royal Dutch government issued a 9pm curfew to combat the third wave of the corona virus. The AD.nl reports that over these last 3 months, the dutch police have issued more than 95,000 fines for violating curfews.

Out of curiosity, I looked at the DrukteMeter 3 month Avondklok period to see if the Marineterrein community actually adhered to the national curfew.

The data says: yes, we did!

The table in the picture above illustrates that there are little to no people on the Marineterrein between the hours of 9 and 6am. Each night, activity on the Marineterrein stops, or flatlines just before 9pm (and 10pm as of 01 April). These insights tell us that we were all home in time and avoided curfew penalties and fines.

The Marineterrein DrukteMeter (or busyness-meter) anonymously counts the number of people in and around the innovation campus in order to keep the Marineterrein livable - especially during the Corona pandemic. This summer we’ll be using the DrukteMeter to visualize the safe and responsible transition into the New Norm and measuring the post pandemic “PULSE” of Amsterdam most popular destinations.

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AMS Institute, Re-inventing the city (urban innovation) at AMS Institute, posted

3 exciting vacancies @ AMS Institute

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Do you share our mission of 're-inventing cities' and want to join us to work on solutions for the city’s urban challenges? AMS Institute's communications team has 3 exciting job opportunities!

PR and Content Officer
Do PR, corporate storytelling, and content marketing, make you tick? Can you translate difficult topics into crisp and accessible content, do you have a creative approach, and would you like to work from an environment where innovation takes shape? Read more >>

Project Communications Officer
Are you the key communications expert within our projects and do you know how to create effective and appealing communication deliverables for our research & innovation projects? While organizing your work for multiple projects? Continue here >>

Internship
Are you looking for an internship in the field of communication, social media & community building, in an environment where you can immerse yourself in topics related to urban innovation? Click here >>

All job opportunities

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Anne Lieke Vonk, Scale-up Community Lead at DutchBasecamp, posted

Go-to-Market Programme: Germany | manufacturing & logistics

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Do you represent a scale-up with a proven solution for #manufacturing and #logistics? Are you looking to successfully conquer the German market and want introductions to Mittelstand companies?

We are proud to launch a unique online programme dedicated to your successful market entry.

What to expect?
• Fully demand-driven
• Local knowledge, local network
• Founder to founder learning
• Curated matchmaking based on your client base
• Validate your Go-to-Market strategy

Interested? Apply now to be selected via: www.dutchbasecamp.org/gotomarketgermany
Deadline: May 7

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Noëlle Koomen, Communications Intern at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Amsterdam Smart City Program director on Smart Societies

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Program director Leonie van den Beuken joined the SmartCom Summit a few weeks ago to share her thoughts on Smart Societies. We give you a short recap on what came up and added a few interesting insights on the biggest challenges we face working from home and some possible solutions.

Due to the pandemic, we discovered that technology can lead to new opportunities. It also raised a lot of questions on ownership of data, privacy and autonomy. Technology needs not only to be trustworthy, but also to be perceived as trustworthy. Next to that it needs to me available and accessible. Let’s make sure that everyone can have access to hardware, wifi and understandable software. So every kid can join an online class and even older people are able to understand a mobility app.

“Climate change does not wait for us to decide who is in charge”

Used well, technology is an indispensable part of creating sustainable cities. Mobility and energy transitions need the use of data. That way we can create smart grids for example. But who is in charge of creating these smart sustainable societies? ‘A pack of leaders is in charge’,  Leonie says. ‘I like to compare it to the Tour de France. In different stages of the race, different cyclists take the lead. All aiming to support the star: sustainable society. And again, trust between parties is the most important thing when working together.’

Smart Communication

Covid has shown that with the support of technology we can meet anywhere online. But technology also comes with difficulties. The biggest challenges for the audience to work from home came out during a poll:
- 62% said ‘Not being around people’
- 24% said ‘Management’
- 100% said ‘Straining our Human Minds’

How can smart communication tools be of help within a company?

During the pandemic, employers manage 100 “offices” instead of one because everyone is working from home. There’s lots of technology available to monitor employees. Even though everyone agreed that trust is always better, camera’s and software to track activities on a device could stimulate and motivate.

Want to know more? Check out the talkshow.

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Marije Wassenaar, Program Manager New Business Innovations at AMS Institute, posted

Call for all startups on Urban Mobility

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Calling all startups working on solutions for Urban Mobility. Do you want access to cities across Europe? Could your startup benefit from extra go to market coaching? Do you want 5000€ and the change to pitch for a larger amount? Don't hesitate and join now. DEADLINE CLOSES MAY 9.

The pan -European program EIT Urban Mobility is launching it's third acceleration program. AMS Institute based in Amsterdam, a partner in this program, will carry out the program. The municipality of Amsterdam is also a partner, together with TU Eindhoven and Brainport Development.

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