Through different activities and measures, 10 partner cities improved the conditions for their citizens to easily and smoothly 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 were applying a low threshold approach for sustainable urban mobility. Within the project, the partner cities defined a pilot area, in which they implemented 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) + prolongation (1.10.2020-31.03.2021)
- Budget: 3,8 Million EUR (incl. 2.9 Mio EUR ERDF)
Project activities involved all partners in different roles. The activities were 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, which can be found on the materials page (updated during the project lifetime).
Mobility points: 5 partner city implemented a multimodal mobilty point within their pilot area. They carefully planned the investment in infrastructure and then implemented, 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.
Planner's guide for sustainable urban mobility planning in city quarters: the guide 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 contains good practices, results and tips from peer reviews and testing of methods and tools - it is a comprehensive, applicable handbook for colleagues in other European cities.
Toolbox for mobility management: The toolbox compiles mobility management concepts and measures for the selected target groups, a transferable checklist including the partners´ experiences. It includes chapters on different target groups.
Capacity building workshops: Follwoing a joint curriculum, two training courses for the project partners were organised. Training materials and references to other projects, and platforms were combined with expert input on two topics that were chosen within the consortium. The trainings were carried out in cooperation with the Eltis platform. The training material was made available for all partners to be used in local trainings, when needed.
Citizen involvement in practice - good practices: 15 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 were tested by the partners. The cities evaluated tools and methods and shared their best tips and tricks on how to organise a successful involvement process.