Keep Moving - Newsletter of the AENEAS Project


   Join the AENEAS Network!

The AENEAS Network is a community of professionals interested in the theme "The Mobility of Older People". The training workshop in Krakow on June 17 and 18 will be our first face-to-face contact, but this is only the start of our exchange process. The focus of the exchange is on finding energy-efficient urban mobility solutions for older people. more >>

AENEAS at the ECOMM 2009 in Donostia – San Sebastián

ECOMMThe European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) 2009 took place in the AENEAS city Donostia - San Sebastián in the Basque Country in Spain. The conference revealed that many European cities are facing a similar situation: They are challenged by demographic change and a car generation growing old; and they have already invested considerable effort in making their transport systems accessible. However, they are aware that this is still not enough. In other words, there is great interest in exchanges with AENEAS on innovative soft measures such as travel training or mobility management for older people. more >>

AENEAS Training Workshop on Walking and Traffic Safety
Donostia – San Sebastián (Spain), October 28-29, 2009

Since the launch of the project, AENEAS has attracted increasing international attention. The topic of older people's mobility is receiving greater recognition within the transport community, as reflected in the growing interest in the training workshops offered by AENEAS. The second workshop, "Walking and Traffic Safety", will be held in Donostia – San Sebastián on October 28-29, 2009. Please contact Matthias Fiedler for more information.


The European Commission's Latest Study Tackles Demographic Change as an Emerging Challenge in Transport

EC TransportIn 2001, the Directorate General for Transport and Energy of the European Commission published the white paper "European transport policy for 2010: Time to decide", establishing a strategic agenda for European transport policy for 2010. This strategic planning has now been taken further with the release of the "Transvisions" study, which explores the main challenges and opportunities for the transport sector until 2030. The report contains a chapter devoted to older people's mobility. more>>

Comprehensive Strategy to Make Public Transport More Accessible to Older People in the Ile de France

Older People in Ile de France
The STIF transport authority has developed a comprehensive strategy to create a more friendly transport system for people with reduced mobility, which will greatly benefit older people travelling on the Ile de France ( Paris region) transport network. Older people are only one of several target groups, and the strategy adopts a comprehensive approach to improving the usability of the transport network by removing physical barriers and improving information and communication services. more>>

Senior Citizen Mobility Training in Munich

The Munich-based environmental NGO Green City is organising a series of mobility trainings for older people on walking, cycling and the use of public transport. The first two courses in the series, a training on cycling, attracted huge public attention and more than 300 people participated in April and May 2009. Various special bicycles, such as pedelecs, tricycles and all-ability cycles, were introduced to participants as elements of city mobility. All the bicycles could be tried out on site.  more>>

Walking Tours for Older People in Salzburg

Salzburg City Walk
On May 19, 2009, the Center for Generations and Accessibility, Austria (ZGB), in cooperation with the Womens' Office of Salzburg, organised a second walking tour in the programme "Short City Walks for Older People and People with Reduced Mobility". Led by a professional tour guide, participants discovered sites that were once home to famous citizens. Besides enjoying a pleasant time together, the specially designed tour provided a good opportunity for learning practical skills to improve personal mobility and safety. more>>

Accessibility Workshop for Older People in Odense

Odense (Denmark) is in the process of drawing up an accessibility plan for older people in the city. The work began with a request for input from those people who will be directly affected: the older people themselves. At the first meeting, a group of 45 people were asked to indicate places in the city where accessibility is poor. more>>


   A trick with green thread

Does this sound familiar? You resolve again and again to opt for environmentally friendly mobility, to use your bike or the bus more often, or simply to go on foot, and then .... you end up getting into your car once again. It's high time to try a simple trick!

Wind a piece of green thread round your car key (you can, of course, choose yellow, red or blue instead!). Whenever you pick up your keys, ask yourself the following question: "Do I really need to take the car, or could I reach my destination in a more environmentally friendly way?" You'll be surprised how many journeys can be made quite comfortably, and far more healthily, without relying on your car!




Cities for Mobility World Congress 2009
Date: 14-16 June, 2009
Location: Stuttgart (Germany)
Further information

Slowmotion - Network for Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Mobility
Date: June 20, 2009
Location: Munich (Germany)
More information (in German)

Safe in the Bus: Safety Training for Older People
Date: 23 June, 9-11h; 24 June 14-16h, 2009
Location: Salzburg (Austria)
Programme (PDF, in German)

Walking Workshop: Fußgängerseminar Salzburg
Date:June 25-26, 2009
Location: Salzburg (Austria)
Programme (PDF, in German)

All-Ability Cycling (Radeln in allen Lebenslagen)
Date:June 21, July 12, August 9, September 6, 2009
Location: Munich (Germany)
More information (in German)

Streetlife Festival
Date:July 18-19 , September 12-13, 2009
Location: Munich (Germany)
More information (in German)

Mobility Counselling and Travel Training
Date: September 9, 2009
Location: Thun (Switzerland)
Programme (DOC, in German)

MAX-SUCCESS Final Conference
Successful Travel Awareness Campaigns and Mobility Management Strategies
Date: September 15-16, 2009
Location: Krakow (Poland)
More information

Senioren-Mobil: Seminar on Travel Training
Date: September 16, 2009
Location: Gelnhausen (Germany)
Programme (PDF, in German)

Accessibility in Public Transportation - Barrier-Free Travelling for All Citizens
Date: September 29, 2009
Location: Porto (Portugal)
More information

Mobility Day for Older Passengers
Date: September 30, 2009
Location: Salzburg (Austria), Obusgarage Alpenstraße (10-15h)

Date: October 19-21, 2009
Location: Krakow (Poland)
More information

AENEAS Training Workshop: Walking and Traffic Safety
Date: October 28-29, 2009
Location: Donostia - San Sebastián (Spain)
More information


Join the growing community of European transport practitioners involved with energy-efficient mobility in an ageing society! There are several ways to get involved:
   ● 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.

We welcome your articles, news of events and comments!
Simply send submissions to: .

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

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