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Market Forerunners and FLOW Associates

Market Forerunners and FLOW Associates

FLOW identified transport planning consultancies that are leading the way in providing innovative planning and modelling services directly to local authorities for walking and cycling measures. The 12 Market Forerunners and 21 FLOW Associates form a network of companies that are further developing this market through participation in workshops and online trainings.

Market Forerunners

12 experts or transport planning consultancies specialised in various aspects of cycling, walking and/or transport modelling applied for, and were selected as, FLOW Market Forerunners. These were invited to workshops in Gdynia, Poland, at the PTV Group headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany and at the FLOW final conference in Brussels. 

In Gdynia in September 2016, participants learnt about:

  • the FLOW methodology and Impact Assessment Tools
  • improvements to microscopic and macroscopic transport modelling to better incorporate walking and cycling
  • the FLOW Partner and Follower cities and their needs and expectations with regard to walking, cycling and transport modelling  

At PTV headquarters in Karlsruhe in April 2017, the Market Forerunners received hands-on training on the FLOW Impact Assessment Tool and improved microscopic and macroscopic modelling software.

At the FLOW-TRACE final conference in Brussels, Market Forerunners were able to hear the outcomes of the FLOW project, talk about their experience using the FLOW tools and exchange with cities and others interested in their services at the conference Marketplace.

The 12 selected Market Forerunners were: 

FLOW Associates

21 FLOW Associates were selected to take part in a series of online exchange and e-learning activities. FLOW Associates were companies (e.g. app developers, consultants) that offer innovative walking and cycling-related products and services targeted at cities that could play a role in congestion reduction. The 21 FLOW Associates were: