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Project Activities > International Training Seminar, MAY 28-31, 2016, PETROZAVODSK (RUSSIA)

{International Training Seminar, MAY 28-31, 2016, PETROZAVODSK (RUSSIA)}

On May 29-31, 2016, the International Training Seminar “Development of Non-Motorized Modes of Transport as an Alternative to the Use of Personal Vehicles. The Possibilities of Adaptation of Foreign Experience in the Russian Federation: Problems and Ways of Their Solution” (under the Federal Targeted Programme "Increase of Traffic Safety in 2013-2020 years") was held in Petrozavodsk.

The seminar was attended by representatives of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, World Health Organization, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Physical Culture and Sports of the Republic of Karelia, National Moldova Republic Health Center, Research Institute of Road Transport, Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University, St. Petersburg NIPIgrad, Irkutsk State technical University, VeloVoronezh, Bicycle Transport Research Institute n.a. M.Walfius. 

The key discussion points: benefits of non-motorized modes of transport as an alternative to the use of private vehicles in cities; development of non-motorized modes of transport as an essential element of transport policy at international, national and local levels; modern methods of organization of non-motorized movement.

The representative of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Dmitry Osipovskiy addressed to participants with welcome speech of the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Nikolai Asaul. It was noted that, formally, cycling and other forms of non-motorized mobility have not fallen under the Ministry’s authority yet, but it is planned to provide the maximum support to development of these types of movement in cities through development of the necessary legal and regulatory framework. The Deputy Minister expressed special appreciation to Transport, Environment and Health Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) under UNECE-WHO for the support in organization of the seminar. THE PEP has also included the seminar into THE PEP Relay Race - a series of seminars and conferences held in different countries of the UNECE region on the challenges of providing "sustainable development of transportation systems". 

On May 29 the National Day of Bicycle Parades was held in many cities of Russia. As for Petrozavodsk, the Parade became a part of the seminar. Within the Bicycle Parade it was organized a teleconference bridge Moscow - St Petersburg – Petrozavodsk and participants were able to listen welcome addresses of Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Nikolai Asaul, Head of the Republic of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Igor Albin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow, Head of the Department of Transport and of Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.



SESSION 1. Benefits of Non-motorized Modes of Transport as an Alternative to the Use of Private Vehicles in Cities 

Non-motorized mobility as the paradigm of urban transport system transformation
Dr. Vadim Donchenko, Scientific Director, JSC «NIIAT»

State policy in the sphere of development of cycling in cities of Russia
Dmitry Osipovskiy, Department of State Policy in the Field of Motor and Urban Passenger Transport, the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation

The Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP)
Victoria Ivanova
, Economic Affairs Officer, Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE

Environmental burden of motorized transportation today and potential for and environmental and economic benefits of non-motorized mobility in cities
Virginia Fusé
, Environmental Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Health burden of motorized transport and potential benefits of non-motorized modes of transportation
Christian Schweizer,
Technical Officer, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Public space as a territory of priority non-motorized traffic such as pedestrian zones, squares, parks, boulevards, promenades, beaches, etc. General principles, examples of design solutions
Evgeniy Bondarchuk, Director of Development, JSC “Russian Institute of Urban Development and Investment”
Andrey Kostyuchenko, Chief Engineer of the Projects, JSC "NIPIgrad" St. Petersburg

Cycle infrastructure development in Petrozavodsk
Julia Mizinkova, Head of the Environmental Protection and Education Department, Social Development Committee of the FPA

Useful experience and difficulties of cycling movement in Russian cities: Petrozavodsk case
Anastasia Nerovnaya, Founder of the Cycling Movement VELOVE

SESSION 2. The Development of Non-motorized Modes of Transport as an Essential Element of Transport Policy at International, National and Local Levels

GREEN MOBILITY - Towards Clean, Healthy and Accessible Environment: International instruments for the implementation of national, regional and municipal programs
Olga Iakimenko, Head of Internet Projects and Marketing Communications, Development Department, ICSER "Leontief Centre"

National programs (plans) for development of cycling in Republic of Moldova
Mariana Gincu
, National Centre of Public Health, Republic of Moldova

Linking up to international policies and commitments: from the national to the international Pan-European Masterplan for Cycling Promotion
Martin Eder
, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria

Multimodal street - a tool for solving the problems of cyclists traffic organisation. UNDP project in Irkutsk
Alexey Levashev, Associate Professor, Irkutsk National Research Technical University 

National programmes for the development of cycling and cycling in adverse situations
Marit Espeland, Public Roads Administration, Norway (via Skype)

The interaction of the state and society on the bicycle infrastructure
Evgenii Kondratev, Organizer, VeloVoronezh

SESSION 3. Modern Methods of Organization of Non-motorized Movement

Specifics of cycling in Nordic climate conditions
Tilo Perala
, Winter Cycling Federation, Finland (via Skype)

Bike - a catalyst for the formation of a new transport system
Igor Markin
, Director General, Central Research and Design Institute of Cycling them. M. Valfiusa 

Key design elements to create a successful cycling infrastructure
Sergey Shelmakov
, Associate Professor of "Technosphere Safety", Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University (MADI)

Social startup aimed at promoting the bicycle
Stanislav Ivanov
, Director General, Kafebayk