Tomorrow’s mobility: what should be the role of public authorities?

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This interactive one-day workshop will look at the benefits of combined mobility and at the measures that can be taken by public authorities to encourage an integrated offer of the mobility services available in a city, either private or public. Offering mobility as a service will help changing mobility habits towards sustainable transport options but how will the arrival of autonomous vehicles change the game?

The following questions will be discussed:

  • What are the benefits of combined mobility?
  • How can authorities encourage an integrated mobility offer?
  • What impact will the arrival of autonomous vehicles have on urban mobility?

Moreover you’ll be able to participate in interactive sessions and discuss with your peers and international mobility experts about tomorrow’s mobility and how to make it happen.   

Interested? Save the date and join us in Barcelona (Spain) on 14 April 2016!

This workshop is organised by the UITP Combined Mobility Platform with the support of the Organising Authorities Committee.


6th Combined Mobility Workshop - Barcelona, 14 April 2016

Tomorrow’s mobility: What should be the role of public authorities?

09:30 Registration & welcome coffee

Opening & Session 1: Benefits of Combined Mobility

This session will present recent studies on the advantages of an integrated mobility offer and combined mobility services.


  • David van Kesteren | Chair of the UITP Combined Mobility Platform and Coordinator, Cambio Taxistop, Gent, Belgium 


  • Dr. Elliot Martin | Transportation Sustainability Research Center University of California, Berkeley, United States of America | Shared Mobility: Impacts and Developments
  • Gunnar Nehrke | Head of Public Relations, Bundesverband Carsharing, Berlin, Germany | The impact of car-sharing on urban mobility - new studies
  • Reda Zetchi | Head of Bicing Unit, B:SM; Barcelona, Spain | Bicing Experience
  • Klaus Bamberger | Head of Transport Planning & Mobility Management, Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG, Vienna, Austria | Multimodal Ticketing Applications - Part of the solution for future public transports? 
11:15 Coffee break

Session 2: Measures to encourage Combined Mobility

During this session, interactive round table discussions will take place in the audience on what can be done by public authorities to encourage combined mobility in different areas: urban planning, IT & travel information, role of public transport, regulatory framework, etc. A panel of international experts will react on the solutions proposed and the session will end with the presentation of how Munich encourages an integrated mobility offer.


  • Rafael Cuesta | Head of Development & Innovations, Transport For Greater Manchester, London, The United Kingdom

Expert Panel

  • Maurus Bründler | Project Manager Stategic Projects, Mobility Car Sharing AG, Luzern, Switzerland
  • Albert Cañigueral | Co-Chair, Ouishare, Barcelona, Spain
  • Daniel Bergeron | Vice-President, Strategic Information & Metropolitan Affairs, AMT - Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, Montréal, Canada
  • Ramon Pruneda | Technical Director, AMB Cetramsa, Barcelona, Spain


  • Kilian Kärgel | Head of Multimodal Mobility, SWM - Stadtwerke München, Germany | New mobility solutions - The Mobility Station at Münchner Freiheit
13:30 Lunch break

Session 3: Autonomous vehicles – impact on urban mobility

After two trigger presentations showing different scenarios of the impact of autonomous vehicles on urban mobility, interactive round table discussions amongst the audience will take place on the framework that should be put into place and what measures should be taken to steer developments in the right direction. An international panel of experts will react on the proposed measures.


  • Sebastian Schlebusch | Head of Global Business Developement, Nextbike GmbH


  • Jeremy Yap | Deputy Chief Executive, Public Transport, Policy & Planning, Land Transport Authority, Singapore, Singapore |  Autonomous Vehicles for Public Transport - Threat or opportunity? 
  • Philippe Crist  | Administrator, International Transport Forum (OCDE), Paris, France | Urban Mobility System Upgrade: How shared self-driving cars could change city traffic  

Experts Panel

  • Till Ackermann | Manager Economics, Business Development, Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e.V., Köln, Germany
  • Marco Viviani | Director, Development & Public Relations, Communauto Inc., Montreal, Canada
  • Jeremy Yap | Deputy Chief Executive, Public Transport, Policy & Planning, Land Transport Authority, Singapore, Singapore
  • Philippe Crist | Administrator, International Transport Forum (OCDE), Paris, France
  • Marieke Kassenberg | Project Manager, Provincie Gelderland, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Learning points and closing

  • David van Kesteren | Chair of the UITP Combined Mobility Platform and Coordinator, Cambio Taxistop, Gent, Belgium 
17:00 End of the programme



Registration fees:

UITP Members              200€
Non Members               450€

Rates exclusive of 21% VAT on registration fees and 10% VAT on catering package.

Link for online registration:

For questions regarding registration, please contact Nathalie Simon, Manager International Meetings & Events or 0032 2 661 3187

Please, do not hesitate to consult the Terms & Conditions document

Practical information: 


Hotel HCC Montblanc***
Via Laietana, 61
08003 Barcelona

The hotel is located within walking distance (3 min) of Plaça de Catalunya right in Barcelona’s city center.


Accommodation is not included in the registration fees and UITP cannot be held responsible for any issues related to hotel booking.
Special booking rates have been negotiated with HCC Montblanc hotel*** (Workshop Venue) between 12 and 15 April 2016. 

These rates are valid until 28 March 2016. Please find the booking form here


If you do not wish to stay in the HCC Montblanc hotel, the following hotels are within walking distance of the venue (rates starting at 100€/night) (rates starting at 190€/night) (rates starting at 225€/night)

Note that hotel availability is very low at the time of the workshop, we kindly advise you to book your hotel room as quickly as possible.


The workshop will be held in English.


For questions, please contact Yasmine Capitte:


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