Keep Moving - Newsletter of the AENEAS Project


   Welcome to all readers of the AENEAS newsletter!

The AENEAS teamYou are reading the first issue of the biannual newsletter "Keep Moving", focusing on older people's mobility. It takes a critical look at the problem of the current high levels of car-based mobility patterns in the context of an ageing society. To put it clearly: Europe is challenged with a car generation growing old. This newsletter will act as a key forum for the exchange of opinions and experience among European experts. more>>

What is AENEAS about?

This newsletter is published by a new European project, AENEAS, "Attaining Energy-Efficient Mobility in an Ageing Society". The purpose of the project is to encourage a shift towards energy-efficient mobility among older people in Europe. AENEAS will focus on soft measures that raise awareness of alternatives to the private car, contribute to changing mobility habits, and enable older people to use sustainable transport according to their requirements.  more>>

AENEAS kick-off conference: Get on, Get off, Get around!

Congress Flyer[September 2008, Salzburg] 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. Over the course of two days participants discussed issues such as:
  ● What do older passengers need?
  ● How can target-group orientation produce a win-win situation?
  ● Which concepts foster multi-modal mobility?
  ● How is energy-efficient mobility encouraged? more>>


   Survey among older public transport passengers in Salzburg

Interacting with passengers[September 2008, Salzburg] The local public transport operator of Salzburg, StadtBus, carried out a survey among its older passengers. The results clearly show the need to take into consideration the specific requirements of senior passengers, and that boarding and exiting vehicles represent the biggest difficulties. The survey results also demonstrate that older passengers tend to be more satisfied with public transport services than the average of all passengers. more>>

Kick-off meeting for the direct marketing campaign "Mobility management for older citizens"

[November 2008, Munich] On 5 November, the city of Munich's Department of Public Order invited all relevant stakeholders to a first project group meeting. Munich's public transport companies, representatives of older people's organisations, the transport police and NGOs participated in the meeting to discuss the approach of the direct marketing campaign and their capacity for cooperation. more>>

   Mobile in the bus: Sure!

[December 2008, Munich] The local Munich newspaper "TZ" covered the issue of older people's mobility in a whole-page article. Now that "accessibility" is a commonly recognised issue, and now that low-floor vehicles are an everyday reality, has the task of accommodating the needs of older passengers been completed? Far from it! Older people do have specific requirements - and very often even small improvements can make a radical difference. more>>


   Tips for car drivers

Imagine that for one day you had to give up your car completely. Hard, isn't it?

Just answer these three questions honestly:
   ● How can you get to your workplace by public transport?
   ● How long is the waiting time and where do you need to change to a different line?
   ● How much does the ticket cost - and where can you buy your ticket?
If you are unable to answer all three questions it is high time to increase your mobility mix!



    ELTIS Training Course for Mid-career Transport Professionals from New EU Member States
Date: 21-23 April, 2009
Location: Krakw (Poland)
Further information: download announcement (PDF)

Safe Mobility for Young and Old: 21st World Congress of the
International Traffic Medicine Association
Date: 26-29 April, 2009
Location: The Hague (The Netherlands)
Further information: download announcement (PDF)

European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM)

Date: 13-15 May, 2009
Location: Donostia - San Sebastin (Spain)
Further information

UITP World Conference
Date: 8-12 June, 2009
Location: Vienna (Austria)
Further information

AENEAS Training Workshop: Understanding Older People; Training Methods
Date: 17-19 June, 2009
Location: Krakw (Poland)
Further information


Join the growing community of European transport practitioners involved with energy-efficient mobility in an ageing society! There are several ways for involvement:
   ● Participate in training workshops and site visits
   ● Share good practices
   ● Attend AENEAS conferences
   ● Receive implementation handbooks
   ● Exchange experience with other European cities
   ● Obtain first-hand information through mailings and internal web space
For more information, visit the AENEAS website or contact us.




Illustration This biannual newsletter is published by the European project "AENEAS - Attaining Energy-Efficient Mobility in an Ageing Society". It is an open forum for all transport practitioners interested in the topic of energy-efficient mobility in an ageing society.

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For further information about the project please contact the project coordinator:

      Matthias Fiedler
      Telephone: (49-221) 6060-5522