Mobility conference in Borkener district house

Mobility conference in Borkener district house

Borken County. "Mobility Stations" and "On-Demand Traffic" were the focus of the recent Mobility Conference, which has now taken place at the invitation of the district in Borkener Kreishaus. Above all, it was about how these issues can be tackled in the future in cities and towns. Experts commented on this in the meeting and were also available for discussions. As a result, it was not surprising that many District Council members and knowledgeable citizens, as well as representatives of county councils, including mayors, transport companies, public utilities, citizen bus clubs, and taxi companies had accepted the invitation to the conference.
Drs. Elisabeth Schwenzow welcomed the guests and explained at the beginning the tasks of the mobility conference, which were given by the district policy: "Municipalities, district and other actors in the field of transport are offered a common platform, where they will find practical questions about the connection of mobility by train, bus, car and She then talked about the "under the roof" of a mobile station and how to explore forms of cooperation. "With the note" especially exciting for the last mile "she then turned to the second focus topic of the conference, the" on-demand traffic ".
These are important offers especially for rural areas. Gerswid Altenhoff-Weber, Head of the Traffic Department of the District Administration. "The district council and district administration attach great importance to mobility issues," she explained. After all, mobility is the basis for a self-determined lifestyle. The district therefore pursues the following objectives: The mobility of all citizens of the district should - regardless of income, age and physical impairment - improved, facilitated and made possible without their own car. In addition, the number of accidents and traffic-related emissions are to be significantly reduced. With regard to these framework requirements, Dr. Altenhoff-Weber "Mobile Stations" and "On-Demand Traffic" promote and facilitate a turnaround in mobility in a special way.
Ute Jansen from the transport company "Ruhrbahn" then reported on practical experience with the construction and operation of mobile stations. Judith Peters of the "Zukunftsnetz Mobilität NRW" (NRW Future Network) presented funding opportunities for the implementation on site and offered the municipalities concrete support in applying for funding.
Alina Klanke from the project office "Mobiles Münsterland" then introduced the topic "On-Demand Traffic". The participants also got to know modern terms such as "ride-hailing" (taxi driving) and "ride-sharing" (ride-sharing). Markus Pellmann-Janßen of "ioki Inspiring Smart Mobility" impressed with his idea of ​​intelligent and demand-driven "shuttle services". In pilot communes, these tie up small villages and outdoor areas to public transport.
The following panel discussion with Michael Klüppel (Head of Traffic Management at RVM), Norbert Nießing (1 Borken City Council Delegate), Detlef Termath (Bocholter taxi operator), Alina Klanke and Markus Pellmann-Janßen showed that such new "on-demand" offers "Opportunities for a mobility improvement also in Westmünsterland offer. However, they must be carefully integrated into the existing structures of the local taxi industry and transport companies. Close cooperation between the municipalities and the district makes it easier to complete the first steps in this direction, the report concludes.

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