SMART SOLUTIONS 3: Sustainable Urban Mobility
Sustainable urban mobility is the third of 3 action areas on which the GrowSmarter project will be focused.
Improved mobility for citizens and businesses can make cities could be more attractive and competitive. Meeting Europe’s 20/20 goals, tackling congestion, improving air quality, accessibility and sustainability in most cities will require substantial changes in the transport system and operations, and in the mobility behaviour of people and businesses. Too many vehicles in cities are powered by oil, and alternative fuels are under-used. Public and other transport services, timetables and ticketing, and interchanges are not always well connected. Innovation, a re-think of public-private sectors cooperation and how to engage citizens more directly in new mobility systems and services is essential. European Innovation Platform
The Lighthouse cities will apply a range of sustainable urban mobility solutions, as described below:
9. Sustainable delivery
The popularity of online shopping has led to more delivery trucks visiting residential areas with resulting increases in emissions, noise levels and traffic hazards. Smarter, integrated deliveries will cut overall traffic and provide better information on delivery times, while the use of cleaner vehicles will help to reduce local pollution levels.
10. Smart traffic management
Congestion in cities is a major source of delay and frustration for commuters and residents alike, as well as increasing pollution levels and damaging air quality. Cologne and Stockholm will be using sensors to monitor traffic patterns, providing citizens with real-time information on travel times and public transport alternatives to help cut their commute.
11. Alternative fuel driven vehicles
If we want to overcome our reliance on fossil fuels, a range of alternatives is needed. A key issue with new fuel technologies is the lack of infrastructure to back them up. GrowSmarter will invest in charging points and infrastructure to speed up the switch to alternative fuels.
|eTankE electric charging||x||RheinEnergie||Download Now [PDF]|
|Fast charging infrastructure for EVs||x||Fortum, City of Stockholm||Download Now [PDF]|
|Standard speed charging infrastructure for EVs||x||City of Stockholm||Download Now [PDF]|
|Renewable fuels for heavy duty vehicles||x||City of Stockholm||Download Now [PDF]|
|Vehicle to grid charging (V2X)||x||Endesa||Download Now [PDF]|
12. Smart mobility solutions
Public transport is great for regular commutes, but what about when you need to pop to the shops or visit your Aunty Mabel? By testing a combination of bike pools, shuttle services, carsharing schemes and taxi services, our lighthouse cities will work out how to make these personal trips easier without the need to own a car.
|Green parking index||x||Fortum, Insero||Download now [PDF]|
|Mobility station||x||Cambio, Ampido, KVB, RheinEnergie||Download now [PDF]|
|Smart taxi stand system||x||CENIT||Download now [PDF]|
|Car sharing||x||Cambio, KVB||Download now [PDF]|