Cities multimodal – urban transport systems in transition towards low carbon mobility
The project wants to make it easier for people in cities around the Baltic Sea to combine walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing as an environmentally friendly alternative to using private cars.
The cooperation between cities, NGOs and expert partners from Germany, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia aims at developing and applying a low-threshold approach for environmentally friendly urban mobility, attractive and easy to adopt for follower cities. The project focuses on dense inner-city areas, offering good opportunities for sustainable mobility.
Cities.multimodal comprises 3 thematic work packages which facilitate the planning and implementation of the following activities:
- MULTIMODAL CITY QUARTERS – provide facilities
Partner cities choose an urban district for their activities, adapt the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) to suit city quarters and implement different measures:
- MOBILITY POINTS make multimodal transport visible in public space and facilitate the use of sustainable transport modes and connections between them. IT SOLUTIONS for individual travel planning will improve accessibility of sustainable transport modes through smartphone applications. CAMPAIGNS will raise awareness for the advantages of multimodal travel. A PLANNERS’ HANDBOOK will be the main output to ensure capacity building in cities beyond the project consortium.
- MOBILITY MANAGEMENT – change behaviour
The project partners develop a general mobility management concept to change mobility behaviour of people. The main output will be a TOOLBOX FOR MOBILITY MANAGEMENT. This contains measures for mobility management in SCHOOLS and KINDERGARDENS, COMPANIES and for INNER-CITY INVESTORS and will be applied by the project partners.
The biggest role of the IBS is mapping mobility planning systems used in different countries and developing criteria for common mobility IT-solution. IBS is also cooperating closely with Tartu city in developing multimodal transport systems in Tartu.
Cities.multimodal project is funded by the European Union.