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Safe and Healthy Walking and Cycling in Urban Areas, Batumi

30 September - 1 October 2010

Batumi, Georgia

Organized under THE PEP in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia and the city of Batumi

Dear Colleagues, THE PEP Staffete is continuing!

We are inviting you to a workshop on safe and healthy walking and cycling in urban areas to be held on 30 September – 1 October 2010 in Batumi.

You will have opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions and work to identify challenges and needs, as to promote innovative policies for planning, financing, infrastructure development and regulations to support walking and cycling as increasingly viable and attractive modes of urban mobility.

You could also join a cycling and walking Rally together with other governmental officials, sportsmen and activists. Furthermore, you will be invited to celebrate with little Batumians the launching of their first Walking school Bus, which is running on the most sustainable fuel you have ever seen!

The Workshop will be conducted in English and Russian with simultaneous interpretation. Delegates from countries with economies in transition may apply for financial support. More information about the workshop can be found in the table below: in Information Note and Provisional Programme (available in English and Russian). Please register early through the registration form respecting the deadline of 1 July 2010 and consult regularly our web-site where we will make available up-to-date information regarding the workshop. (на русском)

Looking forward to welcoming you in Batumi!

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Provisional Programme

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Information Note on practical arrangements

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Report of the workshop

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List of participants

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Making THE Link in Batumi: The Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme
by Brinda Wachs, UNECE

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Batumi cycling capital at the Black Sea 2011?
by Henk Hendriks, Project manager, Cyclist Union

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Planning of bicycle lanes in Batumi
by David Zoidze, Chief Architect, City of Batumi

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Planning of bicycle lanes in Batumi
by David Zoidze, Chief Architect, City of Batumi

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Perspectives of tourism development in Adjara: Project “Bike Pass”
by Teimuraz Diasamidze, Head of Tourism and Resorts Department of Adjara

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Road safety state policy
by Mamuka Chikhladze, Main Specialist of Transport Policy Department, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia

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Road transport and atmospheric air pollution in Georgia
by Noe Megrelishvili, Senior Specialist of the Air Protection Division of the Department of Integrated Environmental Management, Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia

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Physical activity and health benefits from walking and cycling in urban areas
by Eddy L. Engelsman, Technical Officer, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization

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The health benefits of physical activity: What can be done in Georgia to reduce several chronic diseases and premature death?
by Manana Juruli, Senior Scientist-Toxicologist, N. Makhviladze S/R Institute of Labour Medicine and Ecology, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia

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The French challenge : Promoting safe and physically active mobility through policies and actions
Caroline Paul, Ministry of Health, France

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Promoting cycling - a “must have” of sustainable urban mobility – Austrian good practice examples
by Helmut Koch, Program Manager of klima:aktiv mobil programme for cities, Austria

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An integrated policy approach to walking and cycling
by Francois André , Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Belgium

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Health Economic Assessment for Cycling
by Christian Schweizer, Technical Officer, WHO Regional Office for Europe

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Investing in cycling = saving health costs and boosting regional economy and green jobs
by Robert Thaler, Head of Division Transport, Mobility, Human Settlement and Noise, Austrian Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

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Austrian Masterplan for Cycling
by Robert Thaler, Head of Division Transport, Mobility, Human Settlement and Noise, Austrian Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

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Lessons from international experiences: how to use the money?
by Hubert Peigne, Expert, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea, France

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Engaging youth in promoting walking and cycling
by Christian Schweizer, Technical Officer, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe; Alina Beznehar and Marika Tsereteli, CEHAPE Youth Representatives

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The importance of road safety in walking and cycling
by Ekaterine Laliashvili, Road Safety Association, Georgia

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Awareness-raising and the role of media in promoting walking and cycling
by Kateryna Malkova, Projects Manager, Charity Information Center "Green Dossier" Kiev, Ukraine

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Government support for awareness-raising on walking and cycling
by Thorben Prenzel, Project Coordinator ZEM, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

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The role of environmental NGOs in promoting walking and cycling
by Daniel Mourek, Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation, member of the managing committee of the European Greenways Association and Central and East European Greenways coordinator

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Examples from Swiss urban areas
by Julian Baker, Special Department for Bike and Pedestrian Traffic, City of Bern

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Examples from Latvia: Riga City council initiatives
by Askolds Klavins, Deputy Director of Housing and Environment Department, Riga City Council, Latvia

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Examples from Latvia: Riga City council initiatives
by Askolds Klavins, Deputy Director of Housing and Environment Department, Riga City Council, Latvia

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Modern developments in the organization of foot and bicycle movement with application of actual methods of light, color and a sound
by Teimuraz Jorjadze , Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Georgia

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Healthy walking and cycling in Skopje
by Prof. Mihail Kochubovski, Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia

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