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Boosting Advanced Public Transport Systems

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The nine cities of Bielefeld, Darlington, Dublin, Frankfurt (through RMV), Eindhoven, Liège, Lille, Nantes and Southend intend to give a fresh “Boost for Advanced Public Transport Systems in NWE” – BAPTS. Public Transport (PT) is the most rational means to access work, learning and leisure for millions of citizens in NWE every day.

In order to better utilise this enormous potential, the BAPTS mission is to implement an integrated package of high-quality public transport systems and services as models for efficient, accessible and sustainable mobility in NWE. Nine regional centres from six countries will address the NWE programme objectives to optimise capacity, to increase effectiveness through multi-modal systems, and to develop innovative approaches to the use of ICT (priority 3).

BAPTS will focus on integrated solutions for the key challenges on the "NWE mobility agenda":

  1. Strengthening efficiency and complementarity of existing PT systems - by promoting multimodality and interoperability.
  2. Fostering cohesion - through cross-sectoral cooperation and integrated planning approaches.
  3. Promoting innovative PT solutions and improving efficiency - by targeted marketing and implementing “smart choices” (soft-measures).
  4. Enhancing regional innovation capacity and competitiveness - through widespread use of intelligent transport systems (ITS).
  5. Facilitating regional innovation and knowledge exchange - through emphasising transregional learning and dissemination.

Cooperation of all relevant stakeholders will ensure that the BAPTS final products meet the travellers’ needs and the policy requirements of the NWE cities. BAPTS results will be model solutions for NWE and will be widely disseminated. Clean, accessible and effective PT is the precondition for competitive and growing regions. BAPTS will help to make them attractive places to live and work, as well as addressing EU strategic and global challenges.


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2007 - 2013 North West Europe


Bielefeld_3.000 households consulted on their current and future mobility behaviour_Study on the local mobility behaviour in 2010_Development of a feasibility study to enlarge the tram system of Bielefeld_Introduction of mobile phone ticketing system_Installation of a real time information system including 128 information screens in 16 trams_Effective partnership network established. Lille_198 crossroads equipped with bus priority devices and a 5% reduction of bus travel time_110 Real-time passenger information screens installed at bus stops_29 infotainment screens at interchange stations installed_Study to launch the production and implementation of the new contactless ticketing system_120 communication boards about the new ticketing system. Dublin_Over 100 large companies and organisations engaged, comprising more than 241,000 employees and students in organisations_Average 18% reduction in single occupant car use and significant increases in cycling after minimum one year implementation of the Smart Work Travel programme_Four annual Pedometer Challenges organised, with over 33100 people in 40 organisations participating. Nantes_Implementation of 26 bicycle counting loops_Delivery of 8km Chronobus line_Increase of 30 kph areas from 9ha in 2008 to 101ha in 2012_Increase of pedestrian areas from 16.4ha at the end of 2007 to 19.6ha at the end of 2012. Eindhoven_Marketing and design research for innovative modal shift facility triggering a €1,8 investment for the building of the facility_Innovative designs of several sections of the 2nd BRT corridor in Eindhoven as a preparation for the building works_6-month pilot ‘ bus with a plus’ – a bus concept co-designed by target groups of future travellers_Online regional door-to-door travel-planner using sustainable travel modes, including train, bus, bike and walking_5.100 smart-card parking subscriptions and over 15% take up of smart-card based parking in pilot area. Southend_Extensive sert public consultation to Southend, Essex and Thurrock businesses, residents and visitors_Preferred sert route in Southend established between the seafront and the new Airport terminal_Submission of sert Business Case and Best and Final Funding Bid to the Department for Transport_Completion of the Victoria Gateway Improvement incorporating a high quality PT Interchange which includes for potential sert bus rapid transit vehicles_Victoria Gateway Improvement has incorporated the removal of barriers enhanced connectivity and direct links between Victoria Station to and from the Town Centre for commuters, residents, visitors, cyclist and busses. Darlington_152 space smart card operated cycle parking at Darlington train station_106 Arriva operated buses fitted with smart card readers to allow the facility for payment by smart card in the future_Targeted marketing to all pupils under the age of 11 to promote the use of sustainable transport. Liège_strategic study about the reintroduction of a tram network. RMV_Further development of the mobile internet portal of RMV to provide current and localised information resulting in 4.000 visits per day_RMV-App development for three smartphone platforms (iOS, Android, BlackBerry)_Implementation of QR-Codes and NFC-tags at 1000 stations as access points for information and ticketing. Documents: - BAPTS report Nantes - File Download - BAPTS report Southend on Sea - File Download - BAPTS report Eindhoven - File Download - BAPTS report Dublin - File Download - BAPTS report Lille - File Download - BAPTS report Darlington - File Download - BAPTS Report Open Days - File Download - BAPTS launch event in Bielefeld - File Download - BAPTS final event report - File Download - BAPTS reports of final results - File Download


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