The canal system of Amsterdam is part of the identity of the city. The city of Amsterdam has scheduled inspections of more than 850 bridges and 200km of quay walls in order to assess their condition and proceed to their maintenance or replacement if their condition is critical. Inevitably the closures of quays and bridges during their maintenance will cause long lasting disruptions to the city’s public transport network.

Giorgos Laskaris works on developing methods to generate and assess alternative mobility management strategies and their impacts. These strategies aim to support the municipality of Amsterdam to react in an optimal way to planned public transport disruptions, thereby explicitly considering the availability of the infrastructure and resources, as well as the potential deployment of other mobility services and providers. As such, this contributes to the development of multimodal mobility management capabilities that allow testing strategies contributing positively towards the resilience of Amsterdam’s transportation network.

The developed methods and strategies will support the municipality of Amsterdam in the planning of mobility management strategies in case of public transport disturbances and disruptions, in particular related to quay and bridge renewals.

Giorgos Laskaris is a Research Fellow at AMS Institute and a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Smart Public Transport Lab at the Department of Transport and Planning at TU Delft. Giorgos obtained his PhD in 2019 at the University of Luxembourg under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Viti. His dissertation focused on real time control for public transport and the integration of Cooperative ITS in public transport control. He holds a MSc in Transport and Geoinformation Technology from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (2015) and a Diploma in Rural and Survey Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Greece (2013) with major specialization transportation engineering and minor specialization urban planning.