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20-12-2011 - Project participants


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Choice GmbH is a research and development organisation with comprehensive experiences in conceptualising innovative mobility services. In the projects, innovative technical solutions are flexibly combined with custom-made user applications. The specific services cover analyses of traffic developments and mobility needs, cost-benefit analyses, development of sustainable co-modality concepts for urban and rural areas, business mobility including concepts for public and private enterprises, pilot studies to test the acceptance of new forms of mobility, analyses of customer satisfaction, management of research and implementation projects as well as quality management and project evaluation.

Choice was founded in 1998 by the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung – WZB), the StattAuto Carsharing and the Berlin Public Transport Company (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe – BVG) amongst others. The cause for this endeavour was the research and implement the project “Cash Car: Turning Private Car Use Into a Core Element of Integrated Traffic Services“. The project developed an entirely new leasing concept, which had significant consequences on the conceptual development and spread of car sharing. Since 2003, Choice is continued as an independent research, consulting and development company with a focus on bike sharing, E-Mobility and intermodal concepts.



The Altran Group, founded in France in 1982 is one of the Europe’s leading consultants in innovation. With some 16.500 employees it supplies professional services in more than 40 countries. Present since 1993 in Spain, the Group’s presence comprises almost 2000 consultants active within 150 of the countries leading enterprises.

ALTRAN’s activities in Spain are structured along 3 lines offering the following services:

  • Strategy & Management Consulting

  • Technology & Innovation Consulting

  • Organisation & Information System Consulting


BCN Mun - Barcelona Municipality

Barcelona Municipality provides services to some 1.5M citizens, covering:

  • Safety and mobility
  • Urban planning and infrastructures
  • Education, culture and social welfare
  • Social action
  • Environment and urban services
  • Economic promotion

The Municipality acts as the traffic authority for the metropolitan area. It published its first Cycling Master Plan in 2006. The Mobility Department coordinates and executes mobility projects defined within the Municipal Action Plan, covering all modes of transport. Since 2007 it has promoted an innovative Bike Sharing System called Bicing.


Berlin - Senate Department for Urban Development

The Senate Department for Urban Development is part of the administration of the Federal State and the City of Berlin, responsible for an integrated urban planning, building, housing, nature and transport policy. The Senate Department of  Urban Development employs approx. 1 900 persons.

The Senate Department for Urban Development (SenStadt) has started an update of the first Berlin Urban Transportation Plan finished after the fall of the wall and adopted by the Berlin House of Representatives in 2003 in early 2009. The update will extend the horizon from 2015 to 2025 with a strong focus on developing a comprehensive strategy to improve energy efficiency in transport and the protection of the urban environment.

CDV - Centrum Dopravního Výzkumu

The Transport Research Centre (Centrum dopravního výzkumu, v.v.i. (CDV) has changed its status since 1.1.2007 from non profit company to public research institute, whose registered office is at Líšeňská 33a, 63600 Brno, Czech Republic. The CDV as a Transport Research Centre has more than fifty years long tradition of research and development. It has been appointed since 1 July, 1993 as the Czech successor to the former Czechoslovak Transport Research Institute (est. 1955) by the decision of the Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic.

CDV is the only research institute on transport issues under the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport. It employs 149 persons including 87 University graduates (14 of them with scientific degree) and 15 High School graduates. Its missions are to provide conceptual, methodical, informational and expert service for the Ministry, transport research and development and implementation of the research results, expertise, analysis, diagnostics and consultation, transfer of foreign experience and knowledge, adaptation of legislation of EU to Czech Republic.

CDV branch profiles are transport policy, transportation prognosis and modelling, statistics informatics, GIS, land use transport planning, transport safety, environment, road and urban engineering, public transport, air transport, combined transport, traffic psychology and sociology, telematics. The institute is in professional contact with similar institutes abroad and with other international bodies to create bilateral or multilateral cooperation in the transport sector.

CDV is a member of FERSI since 1994 and FEHRL since 1996. CDV operates a quality management system certificated in compliance with EN ISO 9001.

CETE de Lyon

The CETE de Lyon is a public works technical agency of the French ministry of ecology, energy and sustainable development.

More than 600 employee work there in various fields such as urban planning, housing, environment, risks, transport, infrastructure design, etc.

The CETE of Lyon works for central government offices, local authorities, semi-public and private companies. The main activities are engineering studies, inspections and tests, research and methodology and consultancy and assistance. The CETE of Lyon belongs to a national scientific and technical network made of more than 10 000 people.

CSI - Car Sharing Italia

Milano Car Sharing was introduced in September 2001 by Legambiente with 3 cars and 20 members users. In 2005, Car Sharing Italia was born to menage the Milano Car Sharing and its 20 cars and 500 users.

In 2006 CSI acquires the management of Rimini car sharing service and one year later it becomes the official manager of car sharing service in the Province of Milan.Today it also manages the Savona car sharing service.

The cars chosen for the CSI system are low-emission and fuel-efficient, so are less likely to pollute the environment. They are also compact to take up less parking space and avoid obstructing roads and sidewalks. CSI parking areas are strategically located near public transport hubs to encourage commuters to use the existing public transport infrastructure, and thus reduce pollution.

CSI was replaced by FLI in September 2010.

CTC - UK’s National Cyclists’ Organisation

CTC – the UK’s national cyclists' organisation, with 70,000 members and affiliates in 250 clubs across the UK is the oldest and largest cycling body in the UK, established in 1878. CTC provide a comprehensive range of services, advice, events, and protection for our members and work to promote cycling by raising public and political awareness of its health, social and environmental benefits.

CTC has a strong track record in the provision of professional services to local authorities and others involved in the delivery of cycling policy.  Central to this has been the CTC Benchmarking Project - working with local authorities throughout the UK in the identification and dissemination of best practice in providing for cycling, which commenced in 2000, and the development of National Standards for Cycle Training.  Along with providing expert advice on a number of national and international bodies, CTC has worked with local authorities in the delivery of professional skills training.

CTC has also been at the forefront in the development of National Standards for Cycle Training for several years. It is currently managing a major commission to build capacity for cycle training, supporting the development of national standard training schemes and facilitating the dissemination of best practice between organisations that provide cycle training.

FLI - Fondazione Legambiente Innovazione

Fondazione Legambiente Innovazione promotes innovation in the environmental field and diffusion of environmentally friendly goods, services and technologies.

FLI is a part of Legambiente, the most widespread environmental association in Italy, with 20 Regional branches, about 1,000 local groups and more than 115,000 members and supporters. Legambiente is acknowledged as “association of environmental interest” by the Ministry of the Environment; it collaborates in Italy with UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme); it is one of the leading members of EEB (European Environmental Bureau).

The main campaigns and projects organized by Fondazione Legambiente Innovazione are: Puliamo il Mondo ; Stop the FeverVivi con Stile - Live with style; Centrale di Mobilità – Mobility Centre.

An important FLI’s sector is dedicated to policies to improve efficient systems of public transport and integrated mobility, in agreement and cooperation with public and private stakeholders.

DB Rent

DB Rent as the service provider of mobility for the external market within the Fuhrpark Group of the Deutsche Bahn, offers its know-how since 2001. This provides direct access for end consumers to intelligent, environmentally friendly mobility concepts as well as innovative strategies to interlink traffic systems. The DB Rent conducts the mobility in the transition road/rail complementing the mobility chain before and after the rail travels of the DB AG.

We create customised mobility from door to door by cleverly linking rail transportation offers and intermodal mobility offers like Carsharing and Call a Bike. Customers profit from a constant grid expansion of both intermodal services in two ways: for one increase in availability and reduced costs due to synergy effects. Carsharing and Call a Bike are suitable as sustainable traffic alternatives in single cities as well as cross municipal traffic system by the easy and 24/7 access to both systems.



Operator services for public transport passengers. Created in 1998, EFFIA has for missions :

  • To assist the Organizing Authorities in the management and evaluation of transport policies

  • To assist operators in the implementation and facilitation of the offer on their networks

  • To facilitate the use of public transport by offering passengers efficient services and complementary to the supply of transport.

The group EFFIA acts on behalf of numerous Organizing Authorities (county councils, county councils, urban communities ...) and for other transport operators.


KTH - Royal Institute of Technology

KTH was founded in 1827 and the main campus has been located in attractive, and now listed, buildings in central Stockholm since 1917. In addition, KTH and Stockholm University jointly offer study programmes and carry on research in biotechnology and physics at AlbaNova University Center, located at Roslagstull. The School of Information and Communication Technology is located on the Kista campus, north of Stockholm, while the School of Technology and Health is located in Haninge, Flemingsberg and Södertälje, south of Stockholm.

In Kista, KTH collaborates with Stockholm University, various research institutes and industry within the framework of the IT University – Sweden’s largest resource in information technology.

KTH has extensive international research and educational exchange programmes with universities and colleges, mainly in Europe, the USA and Australia, but also increasingly in Asia. The university participates actively in various EU research programmes and also cooperates with Swedish and international development agencies.

ÖKI - Ökoinstitut Südtirol/Alto Adige

Alto Adige was founded in Italy in 1989 as a non-profit organisation. Its projects and activities are focused on the promotion and applied research of ecological innovation.

Its main areas of expertise are:

  • Sustainable mobility and urban planning;
  • Climate protection and energy;
  • Environmental education;
  • Waste prevention;
  • Sustainable tourism.

The Ökoinstitut Südtirol / Alto Adige acts as a consultant for public administrations and private companies, conducts research projects financed by public administrations and implements cultural and educational initiatives.

Main contractors and partners are the European Union, the Italian Environment Ministry, the National Energy and Environment Agency, regional and local administrations and public transport companies.

The Ökoinstitut is a member of the Ökoforum (www.oekoforum.de ), a network which includes seven institutes like the Öko-Institut Freiburg/Darmstadt/Berlin, with advanced know how in ecological innovation.

PSWE - Pomeranian Association Common Europe

PSWE is involved in activities of a number of international networks, such as: the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF), the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and the "Cities for Mobility" (CfM). Additionally, among our strategic partners there are such organisations as the Norwegian Association for Adult Learning (VOFO), the JAMK University of Applied Sciences of Jyvaskyla (Finland) and the Polish National Network of Partnership Groups.

The strategic goal of the PSWE is the DEVELOPMENT OF POMERANIA. Projects carried out in such areas as:

  • promotion of daily, recreational and tourist cycling (e.g. implementing public bike-sharing schemes and granting of "Cyclists' Welcome" certificates),
  • active protection of natural environment (e.g. taking stock /photos of ornithological and botanic valours of the Lower Vistula Valley),
  • education and self learning of adult people (e.g. implementation of the "Study Learning Circle" schemes),
  • social and technological innovations (e.g. organization of local internet TV channels),
  • adaptation of best practices tested in other regions of Poland, Europe and the world, (e.g. preparation of ecomuseums/cultural centres of other countries in Pomerania),

are considered as instruments used to achieve it.

TfL - Transport for London

TfL was created in 2000 as the integrated Strategic body responsible for London’s transport system.  The primary role of TfL, which is a functional body of the Greater London Authority, is to implement the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and manage transport services across the Capital.  Every day, TfL provides transport and services for more than 10 million people across the Capital.  

TfL is responsible for London’s buses, the Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Croydon Tramlink and the management of London River Services.  TfL also operates the Victoria Coach Station and London’s Transport Museum. TfL is also responsible for a 580km network of main roads and all of London’s 4,600 traffic lights.  In addition, we manage the central London Congestion Charge scheme and regulate the city’s taxi and private hire trade.  TfL also promotes a range of safety, walking and cycling initiatives across the Capital.  To ensure greater accessibility for all Londoners, TfL co-ordinates schemes for transport users with impaired mobility, as well as running the Dial-a-Ride Scheme in conjunction with the London borough’s Taxicard.

TUW - The Vienna University of Technology

TUW was founded in 1815 and currently it has eight faculties and around 70 Institutes.The Research Center of Transport Planing and Traffic Engineering is part of of the Faculty for Civil Engineering and the Institute of Transportation.

The members of the research center develop new principles of transport planning and traffic engineering resulting from numerous researches and planning projects. A considerableknow how has been gained especially in the fields of travel behaviour and behavioural patterns, traffic safety, energy consumption, environmental understanding of transport, road and street design, street space arrangements, transport infrastructure and mobility, transit traffic, public transport, freight transport and policy development.

The Research Center of Transport Planing and Traffic Engineering has particularly wide ranging experience in the field of modelling, methodology development and assessment of transport policies. Several integrated planning and management measures have been applied or studied in pre- and post analyses for many cities. Recent studies deal with the impact of transport infrastructure on mobility behaviour and the effects on socio-economic and citizen welfare. Furthermore, the institute has developed numerous transport schemes and General Transport or Master Plans. In this field, close contact and cooperation with authorities exist on all levels (national, regional and local). The implementation of many projects and measures has resulted in considerable expertise about decision making processes and their key factors. Researches are undertaken at local, national and international levels.

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