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Project Activities > Seminar-Dialogue "GREEN MOBILITY – Towards Clean, Healthy and Accessible Environment", 6-8 April, 2017

{Seminar-Dialogue "GREEN MOBILITY – Towards Clean, Healthy and Accessible Environment", 6-8 April, 2017}

On April 6-8, 2017 Kaliningrad was visited by Russian and foreign experts under international Nordic-Russia cooperation project Green Mobility to present and share the best solutions in development of cycling culture and infrastructure, non-motorised modes of transport, sustainable urban development. 

On April 6 during the city bicycle tour experts have visited the main city facilities and studied the existing infrastructure, including road intersections and junctions. The experts noted that some sections of city bicycle paths are made according to European standards, but there are areas requiring drastic transformation. The main goal is to create a single network of connected bicycle paths allowing people to move around the city using bicycle as a vehicle. 

On April 7, 2017 a seminar-dialogue "Green Mobility - Towards Clean, Healthy and Accessible Environment" was held in the creative space "Sackheim Gate" where participants have discussed the important challenges of organization of sustainable transportation systems, mobility management of people in cities, improving the overall quality of life and urban environment.
The seminar gathered over 50 participants – representatives of regional and city authorities, international Green Mobility experts from Denmark, Norway and Finland, Russian Green Mobility representatives from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Irkutsk, Pskov, universities, local cycling activists and cycling communities, as well as interested stakeholders and mass media. 

On April 8, 2017 the Project experts have studied the development prospects of the Curonian Spit as a part of the international highway EuroVelo-10 (Russia-Poland-Lithuania). The Lithuanian part of the Curonian Spit is lacking about 15 km of the bicycle paths (from Nida to the border with Kaliningrad region, Russia); Poland has built lots of bicycle paths leading to Western Europe while the Russian part hasn’t built it yet. Integration of the Kaliningrad region in international EuroVelo will highly increases the tourist attractiveness of the region. 


Seminar organizers: ICSER Leontief Centre, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Nordic Council of Ministers, Kaliningrad Regional Economic Development Agency and  UNDP/GEF - Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation "Reducing GHG Emissions from Road Transport in Russia's Cities".

Programme

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Materials:

OPENING. WELCOME ADDRESS

Welcome Address from the Governor of the Kaliningrad Region
Alexey Ignatiev, Advisor of the Governor of the Kaliningrad Region, Development Director, The Fund "Kaliningrad Regional Economic Development Agency"

Development of Ecological Modes of Transport in the Kaliningrad Region
Alexey Rzhanov, Ministry of Infrastructure Development of the Kaliningrad Region

Development of Green Mobility in Kaliningrad
Alla Markova, "The City of Kaliningrad" Municipality 

SESSION 1. DEVELOPMENT OF GREEN MOBILITY AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: RUSSIAN AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Green Mobility - Towards Clean, Healthy and Accessible Environment
Olga Iakimenko, ICSER Leontief Centre, Green Mobility Project Coordinator (St. Petersburg)
Andrey Kostyuchenko, Chief Project Engineer, JSC "St. Petersburg NIPIgrad" (St. Petersburg) 

Presentation of a Practical Guide to Cycling Infrastructure Development written by Pablo Celis, Civil Engineer in the Traffic and Transport Department, Municipality of Aarhus (Denmark)
Alexander Mikhailov, Professor, Department of Transport Management and Logistics, Transport Laboratory of Irkutsk State Technical University (Irkutsk)

International Ecological Festival CO2 Green Drive
Finn Andersen, Director of the Danish Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg (Denmark)

Oulu – Winter Cycling Capital of the World 
Pekka Tahkola, Navico Ltd., Winter Cycling Federation (Finland)

TENTACLE Project, Baltic Sea Region Programme 
Alf Johansen, Secretary General, Innovation Circle Network (Norway)

SESSION 2. BEST PRACTICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NON-MOTORIZED MODES OF TRANSPORT

Development of the Sustainable Urban Transportation System in Kaliningrad
Nikolay Kharitoshkin, Project Manager, UNDP/GEF - Ministry of Transport of Russia "Reducing GHG Emissions from Road Transport in Russia's Cities"

Development Prospects of the Multimodal Infrastructure in Kaliningrad
Alexey Levashev, Associate Professor of Irkutsk State Technical University (Irkutsk)

Development of the Bicycle Infrastructure in Moscow
Vladimir Kumov, Founder of Let's bike it!, Advisor on Development of Cycling Culture of Deputy Minister of Transport Nikolay Asaul (Moscow)

Wheel of History – the Cycling Excursions Project
Nikita Nikitin, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and Methodology of Physical Culture and Sports, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Research Fellow of the Center for Social and Humanitarian Informatics