Excursions 2018-05-26T01:36:15+00:00
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New technology increases the opportunities of reaching goals concerning cutting costs and environmental challenges. This excursion will focus on digitization of healthcare transport and how HVO has revolutionized the climate foot print in Uppsala.

Successful collaboration between different authorities can be challenging. New technology has been a factor of success for Uppsala to find new ways in traditional hierarchies within healthcare and public transportation. This excursion will present the technology behind the solution and the benefits and the challenges of implementing the new way of travel within healthcare transports.

The second part of the excursion will demonstrate the premium facilities of Uppsala´s bus depot. Here, refueling with HVO and care of the bus drivers are in centre. The excursion will have a seminar around the new strategy of HVO and future solutions of fuel and electricity for the buses in Uppsala.

This excursion will take you on a walk to the headquarters of UL and Region Uppsala for a seminar at their magnificent building in central of Uppsala. After a seminar of the digitization of healthcare transports we will take a bus to the centre of Uppsala´s bus depot.

Length: approximately 3 hours
Transportation: Walk and bus to headquaters of UL and Region Uppsala and bus depot, 30 minutes+ 30 minutes
Capacity: 30

How to ensure accessibility and safety

Planning for a municipality that is accessible and safe for everyone

Uppsala region is one of the fastest growing regions in Sweden and together with Stockholm, Uppsala is the country´s largest labour market region. Uppsala is determined to grow in a sustainable way, which means that it needs to grow with equality. It is of uttermost importance to ensure that Uppsala is accessible and that it´s safe for everyone to travel by any means of transportation despite age, gender, disabilities or nationality.

In the excursion we will see and get to experience some of the challenges that people with disabilities are facing while moving around in Uppsala. We will also hear about some of the biggest conflicts between different types of traffic as well as how Uppsala works to keep the roads and streets safe and accessible during wintertime.

Conflicts and challenges to a socially sustainable Uppsala

Uppsala has a compact city centre, with the central station located right in the middle of it. Many different types of traffic are sharing the same space and this creates conflicts.

During the excursion we will start by participating in a “different kind of walk”, led by The Swedish Disability Rights Federation, where the participants will experience will move from point A to B and back to A either walking with vision or hearing loss or seated in a wheelchair. The excursion will then continue to the central station, where the participants will hear about how Uppsala works to improve safety. We will hear also hear a bit about the specific challenges that come during wintertime in Sweden.

Length: approximately 3 hours
Transportation: By foot
Capacity: 40

Targeted mobility planning applied in practice – Ulleråker

Uppsala is growing rapidly. The south parts of the city are undergoing a massive transformation. The municipality is planning for 25 000 new housings and 10 000 new workplaces by the year 2050.

This excursion will focus on mobility planning in Ulleråker, situated just south of Uppsala city centre. Ulleråker is one of Sweden´s largest city development projects. A dense and sustainable urban district is being planned. In order to realize these plans there is a need to heavily limit the motor driven traffic in the area, since Ulleråker is situated on the drinking water source of Uppsala, where oil leakage could cause severe damage. The goal for Ulleråker is to achieve 80% sustainable travels within the area. A mobility strategy and an action plan have been developed to help the cause.

The developers are involved in the work to increase sustainable travelling. All car parking will be situated in the outskirts of the area and mobility centres/hubs are being planned to increase sustainable mobility. Concepts for mobility/transport as a service are being discussed and developed on a district level in cooperation with developers. To include freight as a mobility service will be a key to successful planning.

On March the 1st, a construction logistics centre was opened in Uppsala in order to create a flexible city development. The goal is to reduce the amount of construction transports in and through the city and to increase the construction efficiency through smart planning.

This excursion will take you on a bike ride along the river Fyris to the new development areas Ulleråker and Rosendal. We will move through different new development areas in different stages; newly built, under construction and areas still in the planning phase. Along the road we will address mobility issues, such as planning for a future with uncertain mobility needs.

Length: approximately 3 hours
Transportation: By bicycle to Ulleråker and Rosendal and back, 30 minutes+ 30 minutes
Capacity: 20

Best Practices from Knivsta Municipality and the Uppsala Region

Linking infrastructure projects and creating sustainable and happy regions

Citizens in the Uppsala region are commuting more as well as longer distances, and a considerable number of these travels are made by train. Making it easy to use commuting trains creates more opportunities for citizens to choose where to work, as it also ensures specialized competence supply for companies and public institutions. The county council of Uppsala has for a long time collaborated with other counties about common priorities for the infrastructure and transport system in the Stockholm-Mälardalen Region.

In the excursion we will see what difference these efforts have made, especially for small municipalities along the railway. We will also discuss what must be done to create strong and connected regions.

Nudging sustainable mobility in the planning of new housing areas

Located next to the railway, the small municipality Knivsta has a widespread culture of 30 minutes from Stockholm and ten minutes from Uppsala. The major international airport, Arlanda, is only 7 minutes away. Due to the convenient location, the municipality is growing fast.

During the excursion we will visit the electric car pool system, managed by the municipality. We will later on discuss how sustainable mobility solutions are made from the beginning in new built housing areas, and how the construction of new housing blocks are made close to public transport and with good possibilities to move by bike and to walk.

Length: approximately 3 hours
Transportation: By train to Knivsta, 10 minutes, and then by foot
Capacity: 30

Local businesses join together for a sustainable Uppsala

Inspiring to reach Uppsala’s climate goals

Uppsala Climate Protocol (Uppsala Klimatprotokoll) is a network of private and public companies, universities and associations that work together and inspire each other to reach Uppsala’s climate goals and to contribute to a sustainable world. In total, Uppsala Climate Protocol has 33 local actors with about 38 000 employees. Currently, the network has two overarching themes: Sustainable social development and Climate-driven business development. The work of the network has contributed to Uppsala being named Sweden’s Climate city in 2013 by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

In the excursion, we will hear more about these themes, with focus on sustainable travels and sustainable freight.

Initiatives within the Climate Protocol

The member organisations make efforts to get more people to choose sustainable modes regarding both commute trips and business trips. Among initiated projects are the winter cyclist project and bicycle-friendly workplaces, trial periods where public transport cards are offered and trial periods where bicycles are offered.

In the excursion, we will visit a few of the companies involved in the Uppsala Climate Protocol. We will hear how they work to increase sustainable travels for customers, business trips and employees to and from work. We will also visit a company involved in an initiative for bicycle-friendly workplaces, where the municipality together with employers are striving to enhance commuting and business trips specifically by bike.

Length: approximately 3 hours
Transportation: By foot
Capacity: 50

Trainer: Karl-Heinz Posch, Austrian Mobility Research FGM-AMOR

Land Use Planning has a very strong influence on the mobility behaviour of future residents, as land use plans determine density, use mix and space for traffic infrastructure. Building permits can define certain obligations for developers, e.g. co-financing of traffic infrastructure or the amount of parking provided and thus further influence mobility behaviour of future users. This ca. 2 hours audience engaging, interactive training session will provide a good overview over the connection between land use planning, managing mobility and SUMP and show some very successful examples.

Learning Objectives

1) Understand how mobility is defined and what can be changed
2) Get an overview over the factors in land use planning that can influence mobility
3) Understand the viewpoints of different stakeholders in the land use planning process
4) Understand how land use planning can connect to SUMP

Limited seats available. Registration necessary, Free of charge.

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