On Friday 22 January 2016, Dr. Yanying Li (Project Coordinator of Viajeo Plus) presented the project and ten of the top innovative and sustainable urban mobility solutions assessed, to a delegation of Chinesse high level experts from private sector, local governments and universities. The presentation included an introduction to ERTICO ITS Europe and to Mobility as a Service, a concept with which the participants were already familiar.
The participants showed interest in initiatives carried out in Europe, such as the polemic Uber application or mobility options in Brussels. In turn, they brought to the forefront examples of solutions carried out in their own cities (e.g. electric bike rental schemes).
This activity took place within the EU Study Tour on Urban Mobility and Air Quality launched by the European Commission’s DG MOVE and carried out between 12-21 January by Ecorys Netherlands and the Institute for Transportation and Development (ITDP) China. The organisers are confident that the tour will provide the Chinese guests with a wealth of knowledge, new contacts and opportunities for co-operation.
A report about the study will be published by the organisers later this year.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement 605580