Through different activities and measures, 10 partner cities want to make it easier and smoother for their citizens to combine walking, cycling, the use of public transport as well as shared mobility ( bikes, cars, e-cars and bikes) as a more sustainable alternative to individual private car use. The consortium of cities, NGO´s, universities and expert partners are applying a low threshold approach for sustainable urban mobility, attractive and easy to adopt for follower cities. Within the project, the partner cities define a pilot area, in which they implement different activities and measures on multimodality and mobility management
- Funding Programme: INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
- Priority 3.5.: Urban Mobility
- Partners: 16 from 8 EU-Countries + Russia
- Lead Partner: Hanseatic City of Rostock
- Project coordination: Team Red
- Duration: 36 months (1.10.2017 – 30.9.2020)
- Budget: 3,8 Million EUR (incl. 2.9 Mio EUR ERDF)
Project activities involve all partners in different roles. The activities are clustered in groups (GoA) in four work packages (WP):
Work package 1:
Project management and administration (lead: City of Rostock)
Work package 2:
Multimodal city quarters (pilot areas)- reducing car dependence, congestion and pollution (lead: City of Kalmar)
Work package 3:
Mobility management - changing behaviour from individual car use to using sustainable modes of mobility (lead: City of Gdansk)
GoA 3.4: Planning and implementation of mobility management in schools and kindergartens (City of Gdansk)
GoA 3.5: Planning and implementation of mobility management in companies and inner city investors (City of Rostock)
Work package 4:
Capacity building, citizen involvement and dissemination (lead: UBC SCC)
The project will result in a variety of outcomes - publications, guidelines, handbooks and other materials, that can be found HERE (during the project lifetime).
Mobility points: Each partner city will implement a multimodal mobilty point within their pilot area. They will carefully plan the investment in infrastructure and then implement, in cooperation with local stakeholders and citizens, a place where the interchange between at east two (sustainable) mobility modes is facilitated. This can be done through combining bicycle racks/storage/sharing in connection to public transport hubs, parking and charging of electric cars at a station and much more. In the project the cities develop, implement and evaluate mobility points/stations located along bicycle super highways, commuter connections and central stations but also more private ones located in parking lots of larger employers. We include mobility points that develop concepts for electric cargo bikes, mobility points that are added to old central stations and mobility points that are included from the beginning in new city development plans.
Planners handbook for sustainable urban mobility planning in city quarters: the handbook is the main outcome of the project and comprises the results from several activities. It is targeted at mobility and transport planners as well as other persons working with city and mobility planning. The publication will contain practical achecklists, good practices, results and tips from peer reviews and testing of methods and tools - it will be a comprehensive, applicable handbook for colleagues in other European cities.
Toolbox for mobility management: The toolbox will compile mobility management concepts and measures for the selected target groups, a transferable checklist including the partners´ experiences. It will also include a "Teachers´ toolkit for mobility management", focusing especially on teachers as multipliers.
Training courses for multipliers and for stakeholders: Follwoing a joint curriculum, two training courses for the project partners will be organised. Training materials and references to other projects, and platforms will be combined with expert input to ensure an up-to-date training on two topics that will be chosen within the consortium. The trainings also include different methods and tools for carrying out trainings on local level. Afterwards, the partners carry out trainings with their local stakeholders.
Citizen involvement in practice - guideline and good practices: The guideline will include up to 20 tested new and innovative methods and tools on how to involve citizens in sustainable urban mobility planning, the mobility point planning and implementation and all other activities. partner cities evaluate tools and methods and share their best tips and tricks on ow to organise a successful involvement process. The guidline will be accompanied with a checklist how to plan and implement a citizen involvement strategy and refer to existing knowledge available in Europe.