VIU_TeDIS is one of the partners of the SPROUT project: Sustainable Policy RespOnse to Urban mobility Transition, financed by the H2020 Program.

SPROUT provides a new city-led innovative and data driven policy response to address the impacts of the emerging mobility patterns, digitally-enabled operating and business models, and transport users’ needs.

Previously tested and implemented policy responses employing access restrictions, congestion charging or infrastructure provision, seem today unable to adequately address the changes underway in the urban mobility scene.
Any policy responses should take into all stages of the policy lifecycle and should have an eye not only to the present but also to the future.

Starting from an understanding of the transition taking place in urban mobility, SPROUT:
_define the resultant impacts at the sustainability and policy level,
_harness these through a city-led innovative policy response,
_build cities’ data-driven capacity to identify, track and deploy innovative urban mobility solutions,
_navigate future policy by channelling project results at local, regional, national and EU level.

SPROUT provides tools and methodologies, through the following steps:
- understanding the transition in urban mobility
- Identify the drivers of transition and foresee the impacts
- Formulate a city-led innovative policy response
- Provide tools to enhance local policy making capacity
- Navigate future policy on urban mobility

Building Cities’ Policy Making Capacity:
The SPROUT toolbox is a website that provides a step-by-step guidance for cities to follow the SPROUT approach to test and respond to innovative mobility solutions.

With the aim to support cities in their policy making capacity, SPROUT has produced three e-learning courses:
_on early policy alert & action tracking;
_on policy design, coalition & governance;
_ Data-driven approach to SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning).

To achieve its goals, SPROUT employ 6 city pilots with real-life policy challenges faced as a result of urban mobility transition in both passenger and freight, covering urban and peri-urban areas, different emerging mobility solutions, and context requirements. 

Cities involved in the pilot projects:
Birmingham, Gothenburg, Hertogenbosch, Mechelen, Brussels, Ile-de-france, Kalisz, Budapest, Arad, Venice, Valencia, Almada, IOannina, Tel Aviv. come associated partner: NIngbo, Minneapolis.

Duration: from September 2019 to february 2023

The project consortium is led by the Zaragoza Logistics Center and brings together 29 partners from 15 countries including local and regional authorities, international organisations, transport authorities, and research institutes.

Lead Partner:  Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)

Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technilogikis, Anaptyxis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, POLIS_promotion of operational links with integrated services, Wuppertal Institut fur klima, Umwelt Energie, Ayuntamento de Valencia, Fundacion de la comunidad Valenciana para la investigation, promocion y estudios comerciales de valenciaport, Ningbo University of Technology, Ningbo Municipal Commission of Commerce, Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China, BKK Budapesti Kozlekedesi Kozpont Zartkoruen Mukodo Reszvenytarsasag, BKK Közút Zrt, Municipality of Padua ,Venice International University, Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality, TECHNION_Israel Institute of Technology, Instytut Logistyki i Magazynowania, Miasto Kalisz, Fundacja Kaliski Inkubator Przedsie Biorczosci, Municipality of Ioannina, Stad Mechelen, Municipiul Arad, Gemeente's_Hertoghenbosch, Region Ile de France, Camara Municipal de Almada, Agencia municipal de energia de Almada, West Midlands Combined Authority, City of Minneapolis_Department of Public Works.

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