MELINDA

Mobility Ecosystem for Low-carbon and INnovative moDal shift in the Alps

BUILDING NETWORK OF HITCHHIKING BENCHES”, Landkreis Ebersberg, Germany

Start-up description of the pilot project idea

The pilot area of Ebersberg represents a context of suburban settlements with a population reaching about 140.000 inhabitants, close to the metropolitan area of Munich.

The research focus of the pilot is the empowerment of the carpooling system through the extension of the hitchhiking benches network.

Pilot project challenges

The region is challenged with a rapid growth of population (top rate within Germany). Therefore, the mobility system is at its limits when it comes to capacity of roads as well as crucial public transport lines (S-Bahn/urban train in the direction Munich). Looking at prognoses, the situation will become even more challenging in the future.

On the other hand, the more rural areas in the district show a weaker public transport coverage – leading to dominance of individual mobility by car.

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HEALTH AS AN INCENTIVE FOR BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN MOBILITY, Greater Lyon and Greater Annecy, France

Start-up description of the pilot project idea

The main focus of the pilot project is the enhancement of “Human-Powered Mobility”, adopting health as a leverage for driving people towards more sustainable mobility.

“Human-Powered mobility” refers to all the travels pursued without the aid of any motorised mean, namely by foot (walking, running) or by bike, but also by other “active” means like non-motorised scooters. Human-Powered mobility is a synonymous of active mobility, counter posed to passive mobility, that is usually pursued without the prominent physical effort by the traveller.

Pilot project challenges

Project is characterised by a high amount of individuals travelling by car and, as complementary figure, a low share of travels made by bike or foot. The main challenge is to convince people to shift to sustainable transport for health reasons, and not only for the usual environmental, economic or energy motives.

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MOBILITY E-TOOL IN MARIBOR – THE WAY TO ATTRACTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CITY, Maribor, Slovenia

Start-up description of the pilot project idea

Maribor is a city with a population of more than 100.000 inhabitants and represents the second most important political, economic, educational centre of the Republic of Slovenia (it is also the second biggest city). More than 50.000 person come to city centre every day (generally by car) and about 300.000 trips are made every day inside the city, only 9% of which is made by public passenger transport.

Pilot project challenges

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan recently approved, defined the main challenges of the city mobility needed to be tackled. Just after the need of maintenance and revitalisation of traffic infrastructure, on the second place, comes the poor offer of public passenger transport.

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DATA GATHERING ON BICYCLE MOBILITY, Uti Del Noncello, Italy

Start-up description of the pilot project idea

Uti del Noncello is a network of 5 adjacent Municipalities: each Municipality has its own local plan for mobility, traffic and related infrastructures, thus lacking coordination in the interventions in a rather small area (93.667 inhabitants on a surface of 176 square km, with an average of 553,5 inhabitants per square km). In particular there are currently no safe cycle paths along the main routes connecting the different Municipalities. The Pilot will include also the municipality of Cordenons due to the functional connection existing between the main centre of Pordenone and this small but adjacent settlement.

Pilot project challenges

The main challenge is to reduce the use of personal cars for transport in UTI territory, where the trips made by personal cars are up to 78% of total, and where officially there are 1,5 cars per resident aged 18 and more. The occupancy rate is only 1,25.

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RIDEHAILING IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS OF SWITZERLAND

Start-up description of the pilot project idea

Public transport in urban and rural areas is under pressure to provide cost-efficient and attractive services. Amidst these challenges, transport companies and new ride-hailing companies provide on-demand ride services (so called “ride-hailing”) from virtual stations that are as far as possible integrated into current public transport networks. This new mobility business model is expected to improve accessibility in urban and rural areas and to lower the car ownership rate.

The first pilot project from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts investigates the possibilities of ride-hailing to improve public transport networks in urban (Ostermundigen – Stettlen) and in rural areas (Herzogenbuchsee-Niederönz). It also aims to compare the different ride-hailing business models adopted by various transport companies. Together with the analysis of socio-demographic characteristics of the population in the research area and the ride-hailing customers, the project contributes to identify success factors of ride-hailing business models.

Pilot project challenges

Main challenges of the pilot project are:

  • Lack of viable mobility solutions in rural areas due to the high costs of public transport services,
  • High rate of private car use in the pilot region.

A potential solution to be tested through the implementation or improvement of ride-hailing services.

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CARPOOLING IN RURAL AREAS OF SWITZERLAND

Start-up description of the pilot project idea

Public transport in rural areas is under pressure operating cost-efficient and attractive services. Carpooling services help to increase the numbers of sharing privately owned vehicles, thus reducing the overall traffic volume.

The pilot project from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts investigates various carpooling business models, i.e. app-based models and app-based models with physical aspects. It also aims to compare the different carpooling business models adopted by various transport companies. Together with the analysis of socio-demographic characteristics of the population in the research area and the ride-selling customers, the project contributes to identify success factors of ride-selling business models in rural Switzerland.

Pilot project challenges

Main challenges of the pilot project are:

  • Lack of viable mobility solutions in sub-urban and rural areas due to high costs of public transport services implementation,
  • High rate of private car use,
  • Potential solution to be tested through the implementation or improvement of carpooling services.


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V-Mob: CROSS-BORDER SMART MOBILITY WITHIN THE GREATER REGION OF VORARLBERG, Austria

Start-up description of the pilot project idea

The Federal State of Vorarlberg is located in the Western part of Austria, surrounded by countries Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg (Germany) as well as Tyrol. Due to enhanced free movement of persons and accompanied willingness to travel, thanks to the European Union, borders within this greater region of Vorarlberg become less and less important. As negative consequence, the region of Vorarlberg faces increased traffic volume, accompanied with road congestions as well as increased emissions and pollution that negatively affect citizens’ health and environment. A reason for this is the lack of digital, interconnected information about seamless, cross-border mobility (individual and public transportation).

In the centre of FHV’s pilot are the development of a “Smart Mobility” App. This tool is to a) collect data about (cross-border) mobility behaviours and patterns within the Federal State of Vorarlberg and its neighbouring countries and – basing on these data and information – b) to manage, engineer and design new and innovative services (e.g. public transportation, e-mobility) and service offers that again increase green, sustainable passenger transport within the greater region of Vorarlberg.

The V-Mob pilot aims to collect mobility data and structurally analyse these data. These data capture important information, for example about the frequency of mobility infrastructure, their capacity and utilization.

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