Local Experiences

Local experience is an important source of knowledge in the support of EU policies on transport and mobility. This section provides invaluable ideas and knowledge for all local and regional actors by highlighting good practice in the form of case studies and reports. A key information source on local transport and mobility expertise is the ELTIS website. On the other hand, ManagEnergy provides expertise in energy aspects of transport. This page offers you some examples of this knowledge.

'Environment and Innovation: a project  to promote schools´ innovative environmental problem solving' - Millfield Primary School, UK

Summary

A project by Millfield Primary School to promote schools' innovative environmental problem-solving. The project is the final winner from the Environment and Innovation Project, 1st Cycle (2005 - 2007), a project organised by the Eco-Schools International Programme Coordination with the support of Toyota Motor Europe via Toyota Fund for Europe.

Creation of a long-term and sustainable incentive for children to walk-to-school, by installing permanent checkpoint machines where children stamp a token on every "green" school journey. Called "Stamp Stanley", the smiley face stamped on tokens is children's proof of the green journey they have made. Tokens are saved up and exchanged in school for a wide range of rewards, used to "buy" items, and also entered into prize draws to win family treats.

Establishing strong relationships between businesses, neighbours, parents, staff and children, this project has a real and significant impact, with wide-reaching benefits for the school and community.

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'Electric bicycles: this project was funded  by the local and regional public authorities in Verona to encourage residents to buy electric bicycles' - Verona, Italy

Summary

The project "biciclette elettriche" was funded by the local and regional public authority and aimed at providing an economic incentive to private citizens in Verona in order to encourage them to buy electric bicycles, thanks to a specific agreement with local bicycle sellers. The project was aimed at citizens of Verona and the objective was to increase the number of electric bicycles in order that they serve as an alternative to traditional vehicles like motorbikes, especially the two engine models, consequently reducing fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.

From 2002 to 2009 a total amount of 1649 electric bicycles were sold to the citizens of Verona, which means an emissions reduction of pm 10 into the atmosphere, as well as savings for the citizens in terms of fuel and insurance costs.

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