Pilot project on participation methods in eBike & energy infrastructure planning in the framework of the INTERREG project URBAN INNO. The Karlsruhe pilot project team tests two participatory methods: a PPGIS survey and a Future workshop

eDrais2017 Future Workshop

The Karlsruhe pilot project eDrais2017 organized a future visioning workshop on the topic of "eBikes & Energy" on 16 September 2017 in Karlsruhe’s city hall. Within the framework of this special participation format, a vision on the subject of "Sustainable Bicycle City of Karlsruhe 2025+" was developed in cooperation with interested citizens, representatives of associations, the city administration and the municipal council. Based on needs in the area of mobility in general and the use of eBikes/pedelecs (pedal electric cycle – a bike with assistance by a small electric motor) in particular, a desired ideal state for the use of electrically powered or assisted two-wheelers in the near future was developed and the way from the current to the target state was discussed. The results of the event are analyzed and documented by EIFER. Subsequently, the information will be made available to the city planning office, the EnergieForum and the Economic Development Department of the City of Karlsruhe, for further use.

eDrais2017 future workshop (Photo: EIFER)

eDrais2017 online survey

At the same time, the citizens of Karlsruhe are invited to take part in the pilot project by means of an online survey. On an online map, suggestions for sharing and loading stations as well as new cycle paths can be drawn and commented. Please follow the link: http://www.visionkarlsruhe.bike/. The setting up of the online survey was supported by Esri Deutschland. A first beta version was tested and refined at the Karlsruher Drais Days in the Creative Park "Alter Schlachthof" during the Karlsruher Heimattage from 27-28 May 2017.

Impression of the PPGIS online survey (Source: EIFER)

eDrais2017 pilot project team during the event Drais Days in Karlsruhe (Photo: EIFER)

eDrais2017 pilot - project framework

The Pilot Project eDrais2017 is a joint project of the CyberForum e. V., the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) as scientific partner, the Economic Development Department of the City of Karlsruhe and the EnergieForum Karlsruhe. It runs from May 1st, 2017 to October 31, 2018 as part of the EU project URBAN INNO (CE677), which is funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme. The pilot project is embedded in this year’s celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the first ride on the walking bike (draisine) by its inventor Karl Drais, who was born in Karlsruhe - and the European Mobility Week (http://www.mobilityweek.eu/).

eDrais2017 pilot project team during the future workshop in Karlsruhe (Photo: EIFER)

Interreg project Urban Inno

The aim of the EU project URBAN INNO, led by the City of Rijeka/Croatia, is to make Central Europe more innovative and competitive by improving the innovation potential of small and medium-sized urban ecosystems. Participatory methods and tools are essential components of the project, which include citizens in particular in urban innovation processes (www.interreg-central.eu/urban-inno). Regional pilot projects testing these methods are an integral part of URBAN INNO. Finally, a "toolbox" with smart, novel participation methods and tools will be developed. The results will be made available free of charge at the end of the project (May 2019) in English and in the languages of the participating countries. EIFER acts as scientific partner of the CyberForum e.V. for the adaption and testing of two participatory methods in the framework of the eDrais Pilot in Karlsruhe.

Contacts: Pia Laborgne, Monika Heyder, Joanna Skok