Today, partners from London Borough of Haringey, Ljubljana, Burgos, LEPT and Sustrans have paid visit to their peers in Antwerp for a one-day mentoring visit to learn how the Belgian city has implemented PTP at workplaces and universities.
Antwerp PTP-Cycle manager Steven Windey and his colleagues from the Mobility Unit have welcomed a small group of seven this morning. The meeting opened with an overview of the first results from PTP implementation Phase 1, an introduction to marketing materials for Antwerp’s target audience, and next steps. Presentations were followed by a discussion on lessons learned, and barriers, how to deal with them for a successful PTP. The workshop wrapped up with a cycle tour and a site visit to the implementation sites (Securex and Antwerp University) in the afternoon.
Tomorrow, 5th of February and on Friday the 6th, all partners will gather in Ghent for the Interim Review Evaluation Workshop and the first meeting of the PTP-Cycle External Advisory Board. On Day 1 the meeting will take stock of the implementation plans in Phase 1, lesson learned and suggestions of improvement before entering into Phase 2 later this year. On Day 2 the consortium will seek advice from External Advisory Board members on how to attract sponsors to help fund and provide incentives for PTP projects, and attract support of 50 cities to deliver their own PTP programmes.