May 26, 2020, 13.00-14.45 (CEST) via WebEx
Regional Mobility beyond TEN-T
The online convention on Regional Mobility beyond TEN-T is the final event of the Peripheral Access Project and sheds light on practical examples of developing regional public transport in a way so that all inhabitants can benefit from the optimized TEN-T infrastructure, no matter where they live.
The European Green Deal, as communicated by the European Commission in December 2019, strives to achieve sustainable transport by putting users first and providing them with more affordable, accessible, healthier, and cleaner alternatives to their current mobility habits.
But how can users be put first in practice? By which means can the attractiveness of public transport really be raised? And where does this shift have to take place - first and foremost in urban areas, rural areas, or both?
We look forward to inspiring presentations and discussions with:
- Herald Ruijters (Director Directorate B, DG MOVE)
- Matej Gojčič (Ljubljana urban region)
- Kvĕtoslav Havlík (South Moravian Integrated Public Transport)
- Marco Mazzarino (Università Iuav di Venezia)
- Marcus Bals (Soemmerda County Administration).
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VIU_TeDIS is one of the partners of the Peripheral Access project, led by the Deutscher Verband für Wohnungswesen, Städtebau und Raumordnu ng e.V. The project focuses on the Transnational cooperation and partnership for better public transport in peripheral and cross-border regions and is co-financed by Central Europe Program. VIU and Trieste Trasporti have tested the pilot case on-demand public bus, based on testing smart mobility and smart ticketing systems.
Peripheral Access improves mobility in specifically peripheral areas such as rural, remotely located, or border regions. This is crucial as 93% of the EU territories are peripheral areas (< 150 persons/km²); all facing similar but particular challenges:
- the basic service level of PT is often poor,
- the public budgets are tight,
- demographic change (fewer and older people) has negative impacts,
- high level of unsustainable, exclusive, and costly private car use.
The project analyzes this situation in detail at the EU and partner level, derives concrete action plans, and implements innovative pilot actions in 3 fields of action representing the key success factor for sustainable mobility:
- Multimodality & integrated transport
- Enhanced use of Intelligent Communication Technology (ICT) &Intelligent Technology System (ITS)
- Better cooperation through transport associations and cross-border marketing.
Concrete results such as strategies and action plans, pilot actions, and training benefit public transport users, planners, and decision-makers while stimulating current non-users to rethink their mobility behavior.