Around 170 delegates attended the MOVE annual conference and trade fair, the Mobility Marketplace, at Hamburg’s Chamber of Commerce Wednesday (October 17, 2018) to learn more about intelligent low-emission mobility, innovative vehicles and e-scooters and to discuss their experiences.
Winning over companies for pollution free mobility
Jens Kerstan, Senator for the Environment, stressed the importance of air pollution control, which is ultimately about health protection. He noted: “We must seize the opportunities to make mobility cleaner and less polluting. We can and must make alternative mobility concepts so attractive that there is a great incentive for companies and their employees to avoid exhaust fumes and provide cleaner air in Hamburg. The fact that these approaches are discussed and further developed together with the company is the particular strength of the MOVE project.”
Encouraging switch to alternative transport
“MOVE Hamburg – Move Your City” is an initiative of the Hamburg Environment and Energy Authority (BUE) to help businesses implement innovative and environment-friendly mobility concepts. BUE drew an interim balance after the first year of the MOVE project. Five companies outlined their experiences in “operational mobility management” and in terms of passenger transport and delivery traffic. A representative of Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), for instance, explained how employees could be encouraged to make a playful switch to alternative means of transport while Stadtreinigung Hamburg highlighted the need for municipal authorities to act in view of increasing traffic.
“Air Quality Partner of the Year”: Matthias Schlichtenberger
Kerstan and Kai Elmendorf, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, named Matthias Schlichtenberger, Managing Director of pop-interactive GmbH, “Air Quality Partner of the Year 2018” for his outstanding commitment to improving air quality. Elmendorf said: “The comprehensive concept for avoiding traffic emissions involves both customers and employees. Measures to avoid individual traffic up to an internal ‘purchase premium for electric vehicles’ show that a mobility turnaround is also possible in SMEs.” Since 2012, the “Air Quality Partnership” with almost 200 members has pledged its commitment to new, voluntary mobility concepts in companies.