The cities.multimodal project promoteed and facilitated multimodal mobility options in the cities´pilot areas by creating transferable and pilot measures and enhancing capacity development. The project defined multimodal mobility as a combination of different sustainable mobility modes for one travel purpose or the availability of different modes to choose for the same purpose. The aim was to provide different sustainable options to citizens and visitors in the city, that are as comfortable, easy and smooth to use (or even better!) than a private car. The measures were complemented by campaigns for sustainable mobility options, highlighting the benefits that come from using public tansport, shared mobility, walk or cycle or when combining car use with other modes as well.
The multimodal pilot areas are urban districts with a walking and cycling friendly infrastructure. They provide connections and easy access to public transport and other alternatives to the use of private cars like carsharing. The project focused on dense inner-city areas already offering good opportunities for sustainable mobility and attracting inhabitants and commuters due to employers, schools, shops and services.
Each partner city defined their pilot area in the beginning of the project and collected data in a first baseline analysis. This data helped to evaluate the impacts of the implemented measures in the end of the project. All project activities were tested and piloted in the chosen area.
Which activities were implemented?
- Sustainable urban mobility planning – based on the SUMP concept, the cities adapted it to the small scale of their pilot area and planned the activities and measures
- 6 Multimodal mobility points were implemented, combining at least two different sustainable modes of transport to improve the accessibility, visibility and connectivity of sustainable urban mobility modes for its citizens
- IT-solutions supporting the multimodal mobility points were researched
- Campaigns accompanied the other measures and different tools and methods to involve citizens in planning and implementation of the activities were tested.
To ensure that city partners exchange on their practices and experiences and learn from each other, peer review visits were carried out in small groups.
Also two study visits on specific topics important for planning multimodality in cities were carried out, where the project partners visited Copenhagen/Malmö and Hamburg/Bremen for inspiration and networking.
More about each pilot area, you can find in the "Partner" section