First stakeholder workshop on Active Mobility
The first stakeholder workshop on “Active Mobility” (focus: urban cycling) took place on 19th September 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The aim of the workshop was to document the needs and requests of stakeholders from the areas of urban active mobility (walking & cycling), urban spatial development, environmental protection and health with respect to climate services on active mobility.
Altogether, ten people from six different institutions – including external attendees and project members – participated in the workshop. The list of participating institutions was made up of several departments of the City of Vienna, including MA 18 Urban Development and Planning (Mobility Strategies), MA 22 Environmental Protection, and MD Coordination of Climate Protection, the mobility association VCÖ as well as the Climate-fit.city project partners Bike Citizens and JOANNEUM RESEARCH.
The workshop consisted of two parts with presentations and two participatory exercises. The latter dealt with questions about the participants’ previous use of climate data and services as well as their requests and needs towards climate services for urban cycling (or active mobility in general).
The workshop participants took two distinct perspectives when reflecting on their needs towards climate services: (i) the perspective of a cyclist (or pedestrian) and (ii) the perspective of urban developers, traffic planners and public authorities.
From the perspective of a cyclist (or pedestrian), climate data in the sense of long-term projections was seen as of rather minor interest. What the workshop participants perceived to really count was weather data, both in the sense of real-time and short-term forecasts.
From the perspective of urban developers, traffic planners and public authorities, participants showed interest in a service that on the one hand analyses the influence of weather and climate variability on cycling (or the modal choice in general) and on the other hand shows the climate attractiveness of single routes now and in future and how this attractiveness might be improved.
Since real-time weather data and short-term weather forecasts are somewhat out of the scope of Climate-fit.city, the service to be co-created and demonstrated by JOANNEUM RESEARCH and Bike Citizens will mainly aim at satisfying needs related to the perspective of urban developers, traffic planners and public authorities.
In autumn 2018, the co-created service will be demonstrated to stakeholders in the course of a second workshop on “Active Mobility”. For further information on this workshop or the planned active mobility service, feel free to contact Judith Köberl (firstname.lastname@example.org).