With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

THE OBJECTIVES

The aim of GYM is to:

 

  • enhance sustainable mobility in European cities and especially in Greece,

  • reduce pollution and minimize public transport emissions in urban environment by delivering an environmentally friendly co-modal transport planner for passengers that will be demonstrated in Greece, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic,

  • contribute to the implementation of EU greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol, and

  • help establish by 2020 the framework for a European multimodal transport information, management and payment system.

 

Following the aim, the specific project objectives are:

 

  • To develop tools that will accurately measure the emissions of public vehicle circulating in the EU public transport networks under consideration.

  • To develop tools that will provide the environmentally friendliest journey from any point of the network under consideration (at least Czech, Dutch and Slovak) to another by using public transport and optimize passengers’ logistics.

  • To develop, demonstrate and promote an integrated platform that will lead to the decrease of GHG emission production and energy consumption (per kilometre travelled, per passenger) in the European transport sector by reducing the demand for travel by car, making public transport greener, more efficient, accessible and attractive.

  • To change the culture and the commuting habits of passengers by providing an easy-to use service while raising awareness on the environmental benefits.

  • To decrease the CO2-eq per passenger and kilometer.

  • To introduce an innovative policy in the pan-European transport system, based on the efficient co-modality scheme and EU emission regulations.

  • To bring together business, scientists, local and national authorities to deal with impacts of transport on air pollution and climate change in urban zones.

  • To raise awareness and mobilise key local, regional and national actors in order to adopt environmental measures towards sustainable urban mobility.

  • To support networking and exchange of practices at transnational level with the target of environmental integration in policy areas related to transport.