“A couple of years ago Vilnius started to implement a Park & Ride system and at the same time our Sustainable urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) was initiated. The idea in the cities.multimodal project, to implement a mobility hub– that was a new issue, a pioneering project, which can be shown to our key decision makers, specialists and communities!
Vilnius, like other cities in Eastern and Central Europe, is still facing the same problems – too many cars, rather poor public transport, and not enough alternative means of mobility. With the constantly growing increase of congestion, we need to look for new solutions. We hope the analysis, discussions, best practice experience among the project partners in the Baltic Sea region will help to find the answer how can we achieve the overall target – to have a city, which is designed according to the principles of urban mobility!
For our pilot area, we envision to build a mobility hub that will serve daily commuters travelling from suburbs to the center via our pilot area (so they could switch to public transport, shared cars, shared bicycles, vehicles for disable people) and the neighborhood community, so they could use this are as storage place for own bicycles, prams, goods delivery romm, some rest area with minimal infrastructure, vending machines, bio-toilets etc.)."
Aušra Sičiūnienė, cities.multimodal coordinator & Kristina Gauce, SUMP expert in Vilnius