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Older people's mobility: special coverage in European video

[June 2010] Since the start of the AENEAS project the topic of older people's mobility is getting higher and higher on the political agenda. As part of this process, AENEAS training workshops are now featured in the European Commission's new video, made on the occasion of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. The section on older people's mobility starts at minute 19:53. Watch video >>

Helping older people is our old tradition!
New awareness raising campaign for Krakow citizens

Helping older people is our old tradition!

[May 2010] Kraków would like to widely promote the appropriate behaviors towards older people in public transport. Therefore a campaign was started, which is targeted primarily towards the young generation. The first step of the awareness raising campaign took place in December 2009, with a series of meetings in schools. Then, on 19th May 2010 Krakow has launched the outdoor stage of the campaign. The famous graphic artist, Mr. Andrzej Mleczko was requested to design the graphics of the campaign. Read article >>

Extended personal mobility for everyone: walking campaign in Odense

Tour participants[May 2010] In spring 2010 a large walking campaign was launched in Odense in order to encourage senior citizens to walk more in their daily lives. From April 12th – 18th senior citizens was presented with more than 100 different activities related to walking. Guided tours, exhibitions, training activities, games and sports were designed to show how enjoyable walking can be in many aspects. Read article >>

New Assistance Service for Older Passengers in Krakow

Assistance ready to help

[May 2010] In order to increase the attractiveness of public transport for older people and to enable them to travel independently, Krakow has started another AENEAS measure this month. Nine young people, called “assistants” have started their new job at two integrated public transport stops (bus+tram) in the city centre. Stops are located near one of the biggest marketplaces in Krakow, where older passengers are travelling a lot. Read article >>

Dynamic increase of - especially older - public transport users in Donostia-San Sebastián

AENEAS advertisement on local bus

[April 2010] In 2009 the local public transport provider has registered almost 2% growth in the number of passengers - for the fifth consecutive years. Within this overall figure, the number of older passengers has increased by 10%. Overall, this increase has yielded 2 million euro extra income for the service provider and 8.5 million euro savings for the city. Read article >>

Mobility days and guided tours in Salzburg

Training for older people

[March 2010] Since the project has started in August 2008 many events concerning mobility management for older people took place in Salzburg. Last autumn the annual Mobility Day found the general approval of the Salzburg senior citizens. The guided city tours were especially popular because here the needs of older people were placed in the focus. Read article >>

Activities in Krakow

Hands-on training for older people

[March 2010] During the course of 2009 various events were organized in Krakow with a focus on older people. In one of the programmes older citizens of Krakow could benefit from payment free medical examination, make themselves familiar with the functioning of the bicycle renting system BIKEONE- Kraków, participate in a bicycle rally, subscribe to the mobility workshops organized for older people or listen to advise of the National Board for the Safety of the Road Traffic. Krakow activities and photos >>

Presentations now available
Third AENEAS training workshop: Multimodal Mobility Marketing in an Ageing Society

[March 2010] More than forty participants attended the third AENEAS training workshop in Munich, Germany in Munich. The workshop included plenary presentations from leading experts of the field (day 1), with interactive sessions and study visits to follow (day 2). The workshop report and all workshop presentations are available for downloading, along with a photo gallery. Download workshop materials >>

Practice makes perfect: AENEAS launches case study database

Good Practice Exchange Ring

[January 2010] AENEAS is excited to announce the 2010 launch of its ‘Good Practice Exchange Ring’ database. The searchable database gathers together news and information regarding urban mobility for older people throughout the entire European Union. more >>

New AENEAS newsletter: focus on training programmes

Keep Moving![January 2010] The AENEAS newsletter 'Keep Moving' is the number one information source of news, trends and events in the field of older people's mobility. The January 2010 issue has a thematic focus on training programmes. Besides, it includes information about regional and European policy developments, local activities and AENEAS news. It also contains a comprehensive collection of related events and tips for mobility. If you have any news or events to share with your colleagues in Europe - write to us!
Sign up to receive the biannual newsletter in e-mail or browse it on-line.

AENEAS workshop on: Walking and Traffic Safety in an Ageing Society, 28-29 October, 2009

Odense - a livable city[December 2009] Do you want to improve walking conditions and traffic safety for older citizens in your city or wish to learn about experiences from other cities? Then visit our page where you can access all the training materials from our second AENEAS training workshop in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain ! The workshop report contains the main conclusions from the workshop, summaries of the presentations and discussions, as well as background reading material on the topic. You can also download each of the 10 presentations from the plenary session. Download workshop materials >>

A New, Livable City – Also for the Elderly

Odense - a livable city [October 2009] Odense (Denmark) has just launched a new Traffic and Mobility Plan which gives a unique opportunity to create a new, livable city. The plan focuses on giving better opportunities to citizens to walk, cycle and use public transport as an alternative to the car. The city wants to reduce car traffic primarily by prevent cars without an errand to go through the city. More of the small parking places will be transformed into places, which will give citizens a chance to take a break, rest, or look at different kinds of activity such as music, theatre etc.  Read article >>

First AENEAS Training in Krakow for Older People

First AENEAS workshop in Krakow [September 2009] On 29th of September began the series of trainings that were planned and organised specifically for Krakow’s seniours. The training was implemented within the AENEAS project and focused entirely on public transport. During two hours of the training older people were taught how to use the on-board ticket machines that are installed in most of Krakow’s trams and buses and how to make use of the so called KKMs, i.e. the ticket vending machines, which are located in the vicinity of the public transport stops. Read article >>

Older People's Mobility at the European Mobility Week in Kraków

AENEAS day at the European Mobility Week in Kraków [September 2009] As part of the European Mobilty Week activities in Kraków, Poland, one whole day was devoted to mobility issues of older people. The "AENEAS day" featured free medical examinations, a bicycle tour for older people, a Mobility Forum and a mobility information desk.
Read article >>

AENEAS Project Partner Wins Mobility Award

Mobility Award ceremony [September 2009] The AENEAS project partner ZGB and the local public transport provider, StadtBus have been selected as winners of the Mobility Award in Salzburg (Austria). The prize was handed over in the presence of high-level political representatives and the Austrian Traffic Club. Read news release (in German) >>

Fourth Salzburg Mobility Day

Visitors at the Salzburg mobility day [September 2009] On 30 September 2009 from 10 to 15 o’clock the local public transport provider, StadtBus Salzburg opened the doors of its bus garage, and together with the local NGO “Centre for Generations and Accessibility” welcomed all interested individuals to the fourth Salzburg Mobility Day.
Article >>   Photo gallery >>

Bike Tour Gunda Krauss
Climate-friendly Mobility—Age is no Limit!

900 km from Munich to Rügen on a Tricycle at 70

Gunda Krauss on tricycle[August 2009] Gunda Krauss is putting Germany's environmentally friendly infrastructure to the test: The 70-year-old plans to bike from Munich all the way to the isle of Rügen this summer on her Pedelec-tricycle – despite irreparable hip problems! Gunda has set aside about 50 days for the trip of nearly 1000 kilometers. Her dachshund, Sauser, will keep her company in the bike's basket. The Munich environmental organization Green City e.V. is in charge of organizing and supporting Gunda's tour. Read article >>

Training materials now available!
First AENEAS Training Workshop: Understanding Mobility of Older People

Krakow workshop[July 2009] Do you want to offer sustainable mobility options to older citizens in your city or wish to learn about experiences from other cities? Then visit our page where you can access all the training materials from the first AENEAS workshop in Krakow, Poland! We are pleased to tell you that four more training workshops will follow – so if you are interested to attend just fill out the AENEAS network registration form.

Safety training for older public transport passengers in Salzburg

Passenger training[June 2009] The local public transport operator in Salzburg, StadtBus, organised a training course for its older passengers in cooperation with the Centre for Generations and Accessibility (ZGB) on June 23-24, 2009. The training course helped small groups of senior passengers to learn how to use public transport in a safe way. They were able to voice their concerns and were given helpful answers and tips. Many older passengers find it very difficult to get on and off the buses, even the low-floor vehicles, and many accidents occur inside the buses. more >>

Describing the accessibility of transport in Europe: The first MEDIATE newsletter

Older People Travelling[June 2009] The newly launched MEDIATE project aims to establish a common European methodology for measuring accessibility to urban public transport. The project will contribute to the provision of inclusive transport systems with better and easier access for all citizens. The project's first newsletter is now available and focuses on older people's mobility. Read the first newsletter (PDF).


Competition for a slogan, pictogram and graphics in Krakow (Poland)

Graphisc design competition in Krakow[June 2009] A competition for Krakow's new mobility campaign has just been launched! The organiser - the municipality of Krakow - is inviting proposals from the citizens of Krakow for a symbol to indicate places reserved for older passengers in buses and trams.
Further information (in Polish).

The June 2009 issue of the AENEAS newsletter is now available

Keep Moving![June 2009] The AENEAS newsletter is the number one information source of news, trends and events in the field of older people's mobility. The June issue includes information about regional and European policy developments, local activities and training workshops, and contains a comprehensive collection of related events. If you have any news or events to share with your colleagues in Europe - write to us!
Sign up to receive the biannual newsletter in e-mail or browse it on-line.

Direct marketing campaign to 10,000 older citizens in Munich: Analysis of mobility behaviour and needs completed

I want to stay mobile. But how?[May 2009] The city of Munich is planning a direct marketing campaign in order to influence the mobility behaviour of older people towards more sustainable modes. In the first phase of the project, the mobility behaviour, and especially the needs, of older people was analysed. Focus-group interviews took place with 13 older citizens from Munich.
The results are available now.

Let’s go cycling!

Seniors cycling[May 2009] On a pleasant sunny day, May 15, senior cycling enthusiasts are taking a break from cycling. They are drinking coffee, talking and enjoying the day and each other's company.
– My husband and I have always cycled a lot, but when I'm alone I don’t cycle much, one of the cyclists explains.
– I don’t like cycling alone in case something happens. I feel much safer cycling with this small group.
She is just one of the cyclists on this AENEAS trip. Another cyclist explains that she is happy that her good friend almost forced her to cycle along. more >>

Free Travel for Older People in Hungary

Tram passengers in Budapest[March 2009] Considering the relatively favourable modal split of public transport and the modest purchasing power of state-pensions, public transport still plays a key role for older people in new EU member states. The mobility of older people is encouraged by a range of price benefits in these countries - the most far-reaching example being a full price waiver in Hungary for all citizens above the age of 65. more >>

The First AENEAS Newsletter is Now Available!

Keep Moving![January 2009] The AENEAS project has published the first issue of its newsletter called "Keep Moving". It includes news, events and mobility tips about older people's mobility as well as information relating to the project. If you have any news or events to share with your colleagues in Europe - write to us! You can sign up to receive the biannual newsletter in e-mail, or you can browse it on-line.

Survey among Older Public Transport Passengers in Salzburg

Interacting with Passengers[November 2008] The local public transport operator of Salzburg, StadtBus, made a survey among its older passengers . The results clearly show the necessity to take into consideration the specific requirements of seniour passengers. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that boarding and exiting the vehicles represents the biggest difficulty. The survey results also demonstrate that older passengers tend to be more satisfied with public transport services than the average of all passengers. more >>

AENEAS Kick-off Conference: Get on, Get off, Get around!

[September 2008] The AENEAS project has started its activities with the organisation of a conference about the opportunities for changing and managing mobility in an ageing society. All conference materials are now available! more >>

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