The presentation will summarise activities in sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) in EU and the Czech Republic and introduce bicycle transportation as a key aspect. Basic principles and methodology of SUMP will be presented in the context of EU member states. In late 2018, Zbyněk visited Australia for two months to gain insights into Australia’s latest practice in urban mobility planning, and to share his experience.

The presentation will provide a fascinating insight into how the rest of the world engages in sustainable urban mobility planning, and Zbyněk will also give his impressions of where Australia is placed in this area.

Dr Zbyněk Sperat is an experienced researcher in urban mobility issues. After his graduation, he worked as road designer in several consultancies in the Czech Republic, during his postgraduate studies focusing on bicycle transport he spent 6 months at TU Delft in the Netherlands.

Zbyněk has worked at CDV – Transport Research Centre since 2011 where he has been intensively involved in EU projects dealing with sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP). He is a co-author of the Czech methodology for SUMPs, a coordinator of SUMP elaborated for the Czech city of Olomouc and responsible representative of the Czech national focal point for SUMPs at EU level. Zbyněk works in close cooperation with cities and national authorities. He is a member of the Committee for assessment the urban mobility documentation at the Czech Ministry of Transportation.

Participants, please note – this session will commence at 3:00 PM AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

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