With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Urban European Initiative: urban mobility projects
After a competitive process that saw 206 proposals submitted in April 2017 from across 21 EU Member States, 16 urban authorities will have the opportunity to experiment bold and innovative solutions to tackle the challenges linked to the circular economy, the integration of migrants and refugees and urban mobility.
In specific, five cities will contribute to the topic of urban mobility. The City of Albertslund will test autonomous shuttle buses as a solution for the first and last mile mobility gap. During testing, the design of Control systems, overall feasibility in different urban environments and the collection on feedback on scheduling, routes communication will be made. In Ghent, the City will harmonise mobility between different modes as well as inform citizens on sustainable alternatives to move around the City. It will aim to organise traffic management as a service without investing in expensive hardware. The City of Lahti will experiment with a Personal Carbon Trading Scheme to promote sustainable and low-carbon urban mobility by promoting and rewarding behavioural changes. Last but not least, two projects will look at congestion and commuter patterns. The City of Szeged aims to combine employer mobility pledges with data driven intelligent transport system. The City of Toulouse on the other hand will tackle poor accessibility to major employment areas by creating a partnership in order to change commuters travel patterns and habits. A combination of actions will be put in place including a new urban mobility collaborative management system, a digital platform to measure the impact of the measures that will feed into the decision making process based on real time data, new ways of working and new infrastructure (autonomous vehicles).
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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months