Active mobility at the heart of transport modelling

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Welcome! As cities grow and expand, the needs of those who live in them also change and evolve. The way we move reflects, to a great extent, the way we live, wouldn’t you agree? 

In fact, this is also true about the way we do not move, and there is a lot of not-moving, especially in big cities. What do we mean by this? We are talking about congestion, which is both a cause and consequence of how transport modelling is mainly done today.

In this short course, we will talk about the importance of placing active mobility at the same level as motorised transport not only to tackle congestion, but also for the number of other economic, environmental, and social benefits that it brings. This course is all about understanding how transport modelling should shift from focusing exclusively on moving vehicles and instead aim at moving people from a multimodal approach in order to create more liveable spaces.

This EIT Urban Mobility course was produced with the support of Cologne based research and consultancy firm, Rupprecht Consult.

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • what paradigm shift is needed in order to assess the effectiveness of walking and cycling measures when tackling congestion.
  • how inclusive transport modelling will help achieving this.
  • what the main challenges are when considering walking and cycling in a multimodal approach toward mobility.
  • what role authorities, decisions-makers and citizens play in this process.
  • about real-life examples and the impact such measures can have on mobility and quality of life in cities.


4 modules

Recommended schedule

1 day

Total length

1 hour and 30 minutes

Free & Paid Options

You can access and participate in the course for free. If you want to earn a  certificate upon completion, you can purchase it. The certificate will be accessible only once the course is successfully completed. Read more here.

What Urban Professionals Have to Say

Short and dynamic course to increase understanding on the active mobility topic and change perceptions and approaches to tackle conggestion in cities.
Guilherme Johnston
The "Active Mobility at the heart of Transport Modelling" course is a quick course, however it contains key points for understanding the importance of active mobility planning nowadays. It is a great investment of time for anyone who wants to learn more about the active mobility subject.
Isabella Mann Machado
Active mobility is growing exponentially in cities and still there is no effective tool to model and simulate the congestion impact of such modal change. This course will prepare you to the necessary and exploratory check list you need to do to attack changes in the right direction.
Jean luc MATE
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Active mobility at the heart of transport modelling

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Posted 3 months ago
Simple, Contextual and highly relevant in the modern world

Speaks volumes in simple words about how active mobility usage has induced its benefits through true case studies. About the paradigm shift that is happening and must be followed by all during the modeling of traffic participants.

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Yehualashet Agiz
Posted 5 months ago
great presentationa and assesing the issue.

it is good

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