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Mobility Planet is a podcast by Rupprecht Consult, an independent sustainable urban transport consultancy from Cologne, Germany. 

We have been contributing to the sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and beyond - for over 20 years. This podcast is created to share our innovative ideas and proven experiences with the world.

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Mobility Planet is a podcast by Rupprecht Consult, an independent sustainable urban transport consultancy from Cologne, Germany. 

We have been contributing to the sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and beyond - for over 20 years. This podcast is created to share our innovative ideas and proven experiences with the world.

    #06 Can we regulate car traffic with geofencing?

    #06 Can we regulate car traffic with geofencing?

    Bonnie and Anouchka are currently working on a project for urban vehicle access regulations. Basically, that means ways to reduce car access to parts of cities to make them cleaner, safer and more attractive for people. But how do we make sure that hybrid cars are is in electric mode inside the zero-emission zone? That’s when geofencing comes into play.

    • 25 min
    #05 SUNRISE - Cars or kids? Mobility planning at the neighbourhood level

    #05 SUNRISE - Cars or kids? Mobility planning at the neighbourhood level

    Bringing together the two very different scales – the city-wide level needed for integrated planning and the people-oriented on-the-ground neighbourhood level – is a tricky balance of communication, trust and expectation management. Let's discuss!

    • 31 min
    #04 Private versus public: The new mobility culture clash

    #04 Private versus public: The new mobility culture clash

    In the final episode of the GECKO project, we're talking about the possible conflicts between sectors in the context of regulating new mobility, especially the private and the public sector.

    • 31 min
    #03 New mobility: What’s the big deal about data?

    #03 New mobility: What’s the big deal about data?

    With all the technology involved in new mobility, data plays a big role. In fact, data has been referred to as “the new oil”. But while oil resources are running out, the amount of data is increasing exponentially. The question is, what can we do with it? How do we make good use of it? And how can we protect our personal data? Let's find out in this month's episode of Mobility Planet.

    • 32 min
    #02 How much do we need to regulate new mobility?

    #02 How much do we need to regulate new mobility?

    In our first episode, we discussed the difficulties that decision makers encounter when trying to regulate new mobility. In this episode, we’re talking about how much regulation is actually needed. Who’s responsible for setting the rules? What kind of rules should they be? To what extent can we let the market set its own rules? And what about enforcing the rules? Do we need the “new mobility police”? 

    • 33 min
    #01 Regulating new mobility: Why is it so hard to do?

    #01 Regulating new mobility: Why is it so hard to do?

    This is the first in a series of four podcasts looking at various aspects of new mobility and how to regulate it.  
    What are the main challenges from a policymaker’s perspective? How can the public sector ensure that regulations are flexible enough to take in new forms of mobility? How can a company whose business models depends on certain regulations future-proof themselves to potential changes?

    • 39 min