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Research proj­ect

BUMP - Boosting Urban Mobility Plans

Project duration: 04/2013 to 03/2016

The proj­ect BUMP (Boosting Urban Mobility Plans) under the EU program “Intelligent Energy Europe” provided city planners, environmental and technical officers in local authorities with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage sustainable mobility in European urban and peri-urban areas (cities from 40,000 to 350,000 inhabitants). The proj­ect’s main approach was the promotion and the support of sustainable mobility concepts at local level in a city and transport development integrating perspective.

Therefore coaching and train­ing formats, based on a practical planning and development model (BUMP model) and its implementation at national context of the nine participating EU coun­tries, were developed and improved to support and qualify methodological and conceptual skills of local actors in the city and transport planning. This process of gradual learning , planning and in­for­mation aimed at involving representatives from up to 90 cities in Bulgaria, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany to develop sustainable urban mobility concepts over a term of three years.

Under the overall coordination of the Italian re­search and technology institution AREA (Trieste), the In­sti­tute for Spatial Planning (IRPUD) was responsible for the development of the basic BUMP model, its coordination with the other proj­ect partners and the support of the German practice partners. The core work comprised the evaluation and treatment of existing guidelines, planning assistance and tools (esp. the ELTIS and CIVITAS platforms) as train­ing material and quality indicators for city and transport planning concept work. Supported by the assessment of focus groups of the participating EU coun­tries, a national adaptable and municipal practical development package (BUMP Supporting Package) was developed and transferred to train­ing co-ordinators. It provides a reference frame­work for train­ing courses, planning and transfer workshops for 180 participants from local planning authorities.

Between Sep­tem­ber and No­vem­ber 2014 four BUMP events in Trieste (Italy), Sofia (Bulgaria), Szentendre (Hungary) and Dort­mund (Germany) focusing on sustainable mobility served for in­ter­na­tio­nal exchange. Each event lasted two days with a workshop on the first and a con­fe­rence on the second day. With the event "In­no­va­tive approaches for strengthening bike use, public transport and energy-efficient mobility" on 19th and 20th No­vem­ber 2014 in Dort­mund, the IRPUD ended its activities in the BUMP proj­ect.

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Location & approach

The TU Dort­mund campus is located near the Dort­mund West interchange, where the A45 Sauerland line crosses the B1/A40 Ruhr expressway. The Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Cam­pus, the Dort­mund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Cam­pus. Coming from the A45, you can turn onto Stockumer Straße via Universitätsstraße. This in turn is connected to Baroper Straße, along which Cam­pus South extends. If you take the exit of the A-40, the route via Emil-Figge Straße, Marie-Curie Allee to Baroper Straße makes sense. If you turn from Baroper Straße into Au­gust-Schmidt Straße, you have the possibility to reach the parking lot directly behind the GB III.

The South Cam­pus is connected via Stockumerstraße by bus lines 440 and 449, which run every 10 minutes. Cam­pus South can be reached on foot from the Am Gardenkamp stop, and the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station is also located near the Eichlinghofen stop. The bus lines connect to the U42 light rail line at the Barop Parkhaus stop, which provides connections to the Dort­mund-Hombruch district and Dort­mund downtown. 

From Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen, the South Cam­pus is connected to the H-Bahn network via the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station. Line 1 runs here every 10 minutes, and the South Cam­pus is served by the Cam­pus Süd stop. 
A connection to Cam­pus North is also provided via the H-Bahn. Line 2 shuttles between Cam­pus North and Cam­pus South every 5 minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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