Online course

Online course: Common space for bicycle and pedestrian traffic
(provided by the bicycle academy of difu)

The diversity of space utilization in streets increased steadily. With numerous claims from different stakeholders, conflicts are obvious to come up. Conflicts and accidents between cyclists and pedestrians occur regularly but could have been prevented or mitigated beforehand in many cases. This Web Based Training gives an overview of regular occurring incidents between cyclists and pedestrians. Moreover, it presents possibilities on how the common sharing of the space could be successful with little space required.

The creation of the WBT was professionally guided by Arne Blase (office for street and traffic planning and accessibility in Bonn), who has been working on this subject for the recent years. Once registered for the WBT, you can choose a self-learning unit with many practical examples and determine your own learning rate. Other available subjects are „Bicycle traffic guidance at traffic hubs“, „Bicycle parking“ and „Mobility education“.

The course is only available in German language.
To access the course material for one year, a registration fee of 80 EUR is due.

More information in German and the registration formular can be found here.


Online course: Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries
(provided by SUTP and UNITAR)

UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) is one main partner of GIZ-SUTP and the CAPSUT platform. In 2012, GIZ and UNITAR have jointly launched an e-Learning course on Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries. This online course is designed to provide solutions and to suggest alternative approaches in the area of urban transport planning. It engages local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport.

The rapid and often uncoordinated growth of cities has significantly increased the challenge of creating new transportation systems, especially in developing countries. Urban transportation issues are of foremost importance to support the mobility requirements in these growing cities and require new approaches.

However, urban transport is a political rather than a technical issue. Who is going to benefit from the models adopted? Do we dare to create a transport model different from that of the so-called advanced world cities? Do we try to find the most efficient, economical way to move a city’s population, as cleanly and as comfortable as possible?

The Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries online course is designed to provide answers to the above mentioned questions as well as solutions and alternative approaches in the area of urban transport planning, targeting a more sustainable mobility system.

The course allows an analysis of the important issues of sustainable mobility including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. In order to achieve sustainability, it also provides some means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, capacity building, regulation of markets and environmental standards.

Since the project’s inauguration, courses in English, Spanish (‘Movilidad Urbana Sostenible en Países en Desarrollo’) and French (‘Mobilité urbaine durable dans les pay en développement’) have been conducted. One session period includes about 12-14 weeks and is split up into 6 module blocks, requiring about 70 hours learning time in total. All learning activities are moderated by a high level transportation expert. The registration period for 2015 has ended, but new courses will be available in 2016.

Course description in English:

Course description in Spanish:

Course description in French: