Sustainable Mobility Behaviours in the Alpine Region

Regione Piemonte (IT)

Regions, in Italy, are autonomous and territorial bodies, endowed with their own statute and exercise powers and functions according to the principles established by the Italian Constitution.
Piedmont is the second largest region in Italy and is located in the north-western part of the country: in the field of transport and infrastructure, pursues the improvement of accessibility as a prerequisite for socio-economic development of the territory and improvement of the quality of life of its citizens. and develops activities in different sectors to reach standards, infrastructural endowments and service quality, at the level of the most competitive European systems.
The most important transport planning tool is the Regional for Mobility and Transport Plan: it is a Strategic Plan that implements the indications of the Transport White Paper and of the european environmental Directives. So that, it aims to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollution, to ban the use of fossil fuels in urban areas, to favour public transport and sharing mobility, to move freight from road to rail.


LINKS Foundation (IT)

LINKS Foundation  (Leading Innovation & Knowledge for Society) is a not for-profit Institution based in Torino (Italy) operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research in the sectors of engineering and architecture. The foundation focuses on both information and telecommunication as well as territorial and environmental sciences. LINKS Foundation currently includes 160 researchers from all around the world.

The “Logistics and Transport” Research Area deals with transport planning, transport modelling and sustainable mobility. It carries out studies and research projects aimed at improving people mobility and freight transport and supports public and private bodies in the decision making process related to the transport planning and governance. “Logistics and Transport” team has built an extensive expertise on the Rhine-Alpine Corridor, developed during several European Projects, such as CODE24 (Corridor Development Rotterdam-Genoa), ERFLS (European Rail Freight Line Service) and RAISE-IT (Rhine-Alpine Integrated and Seamless Travel Chain).


Provincia di Padova (IT)

The Province of Padova, an intermediate local government, represents the interests expressed by its 930.000 inhabitants and 102 municipalities. The provincial government supports their economic and cultural development, as well as the development of the EU projects. According to the Italian law, provincial governments are responsible for education, environment, equal opportunities, pubblic transport and urban planning. The law gives them the power to stimulate and coordinate the over-municipal policies. With regard to the European Programmes, the Province has offered to Municipality free assistance from its European office and it has developed EU projects for them.
The Province has the role of pursuing the improvement and development of the public transport system by encouraging the rationalization of urban and extra-urban mobility, especially for areas with high levels of pollution and traffic congestion.

Città di Chieri (IT)

Chieri is a small town about 15 km away from the city of Turin, in Piedmont Region (Italy), with 36.800 inhabitants and an area of 54 km².
The town's history is strongly connected to textile industry, which, starting from the 15th century, made the city extremely influential and rich. Today, Chieri's past is still visible in its streets and architectures.
The Municipality of Chieri is included in the development and implementation of sustainable mobility projects, in particular with Polytechnic of Turin developed the Biciplan project for the building of the urban and extra-urban cycling network.
The Municipality is also committed in the promotion of virtuous behavior concerning sustainable mobility, in particular with schools it encourages, through educational paths, the use of alternative means for home-school transfers.

Département de l'Isère (FR)

«Département de l’Isère» is the main public authority in the Isère district, and thus one of the major public authorities in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region.  «Département de l’Isère» is responsible for intercity road network, intercity public transport network management, natural risks monitoring, high schools management, social, cultural and tourism service. Its overall budget amounts to 1.5 billion in 2017 and the number of employees is around 4600.

For several years, «Département de l’Isère» has had an advanced policy in the field of innovation and has also developed an expertise on innovative projects with inputs from use cases through its participation in European collaborative projects, either as partner or as coordinator.

Parc naturel regional du Vercors (FR)

Regional natural Park of Vercors (Parc naturel régional du Vercors) is a public institution borned in 1970 for the protection and the sustainable develoment of his territory of low mountain range (2 000 km² / 53 000 inhabitants). 84 municipalities, 2 Departments (Isère, Drôme) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region are members of this mixt syndicate. The Park has adopted a territorial project in his Chart approved by its members in 2008 for 12 years. This project is managed and setted up by a team of approximatly 50 employees having multiple competencies. Main decisions are taken by deliberation of elected representatives. The Park with its skills in technical and financial engineering assists municipalities, local authorities and local actors in various missions : tourism development, agriculture and forest management, energy and mobility, urban planning, landscape protection, biodiversity conservation, culture, education. The Park manages also mandate given and financed by the State : Natural Reserve, Natura 2000 areas, river contract, fundings programs.

Magistrat der Stadtgemeinde Salzburg (AT)

The City of Salzburg, Department 5, spatial planning and building authority is the administrative body in charge of the spatial and mobility planning within the City of Salzburg. This includes the spatial development concept, zoning, building development, mobility management and cycling strategy.
Salzburg is a medium-sized town with 156.000 inhabitants and an area of 66 km². It is a very touristic town and an important hub of working places for the whole area. Due to touristic flows and daily commuters from the surrounding area traffic congestions are a main problem for the town. Mobility behaviour change envisaged in SaMBA project and other activities like the Smart Cities initiative therefore are crucial and necessary for the town. To foster sustainable modes of transport and to develop and conduct incentives and rewards for a more sustainable mobility behaviour are important tasks for a livable City of Salzburg in the future. In two building sites in Salzburg, a refurbishment project and a new building project, strategies and measures of mobility behaviour change are introduced and initiated to trigger sustainable mobility behaviour changes within the community of dwellers.

Research Studios Austria (AT)

As a part of the national research organisation Research Studios Austria, the Research Studio iSPACE operates at the interface between universities and enterprises. The working group Smart Settlement Systems focuses on the development of decision support and operative planning systems in the context of spatial and traffic planning, sustainable energy, quality of life, eco-mobility and multimodal mobility chains. iSPACE specialises in the development and application of innovative spatial methods in order to optimize decision-making processes in particular for infrastructural or location planning with experience in both the public and private sector.

Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund (DE)

MVV is the Public Transport and Tariff Association of the MVV region. This region consists of the City of Munich and the eight surrounding counties with a total of 176 municipalities. MVV’s main responsibility is the coordination of all public transport services within the MVV region (more than 40 PT service providers). It is also responsible for the planning of tariff, providing travel information (physical, online & via App), conducting transport and market research, collection and distribution of revenue from PT services, long term conceptual planning as well as planning of suburban and rural bus lines. MVV has been (and is currently) actively involved in several EU research projects such as ASTUS, MORECO, PUMAS and SaMBA.  Due to this MVV is a crucial bridge between the research field and the real-life enablers for the implementation of new solutions.

BSC, Business Support Centre Kranj (SI)

As Regional development agency, since 1995, covering 18 local communities, BSC is acting as a link between regional stakeholders and state responsible for preparation and implementation of the regional development program and implementation of key strategic development priorities confirmed and agreed by regional development council and council of mayors. BSC has qualified and experienced staff having knowledge in EU management, projects, including renewable topics.

City of Koper (SI)

Koper is located in the northern Istrian peninsula in the Republic of Slovenia in the Obalno-kraška region (NUTS III). The Municipality of Koper consists of an area of 303,2 square kilometres and is home to 50.902 inhabitants (2015), with an above average population density of 167,9 people/km2. More than half of the population lives in the urban centre and suburban areas while the hinterland is more sparsely populated. In the second half of the 20th century Koper was heavily industrialized and it became a regional economic centre. The Port of Koper was established in 1957 and it developed into one of the most important ports in the Adriatic region. Today, however, the service sector represents the majority of the economic activity (retail, tourism, banking, insurance, other services). In recent decades Koper developed also in a popular tourist destination, renowned for its cultural heritage, cleanliness, safety and quality offer. In year 2014 the Municipality of Koper received almost 120.000 tourists and reached almost 400.000 overnights of which almost half was made by foreign tourists. In the last decade significant effort was put into the development of the cruise ship tourism sector that currently attracts around 60.000 additional visitors per year.

The network in the municipality forms a complex system of different types and hierarchical links:

- at the national and international level, there is an important intermodal transport hub with a port and traffic corridors (road, rail) in the directions of Koper - Ljubljana, Koper - Venice and Koper - Croatia (Pula, Rijeka);

- regional and inter-municipal levels are important transport links in the directions: Ronki-Trst-Koper-Izola-Piran-Pulj Airport (Pula) and Koper-Sežana, and on the secondary level the Koper-Ankaran-Mila connection;

- at the local level, radial transport links between the city of Koper, the suburban belt and further towards the settlements of the rural hinterland and secondary connections within a particular area are important; In addition to the basic road network, a system of cycling routes and footpaths is being developed.

The traffic density on daily level in Municipality of Koper diverse from 17.716 to 18.300 motorized vehicles per day, most of which are passenger cars 14.960 to 15.135 per day (MOK, 2016). One of important factors that differs the Municipality of Koper from other public bodies in Slovenia is its interdisciplinary approach with cross-cutting activities. Synergies are being used in numerous activities that combine the promotion of social inclusion with different projects for the support of SMEs, youth programs and event management with tourism. An additional advantage for the city was the creation of the University of Primorska in 2003 that brought fresh ideas and new activities to Koper. More than 6.500 students are enrolled in different programs on 6 faculties of which the majority resides in the old town of Koper.

University of Ljubljana (SI)

The University of Ljubljana has taken part in various research and development projects for sustainable mobility solutions. Our focus is mainly in the fields of human-computer interaction and user-centered design in vechicles. Some of our fields of expertise are: development of an ecodriving application for a transition to a low-carbon society and SmartMobility. We also have rich experience in co-creation and multistakeholder innovation approaches. The UL is very active in international research and educational programmes and projects, especially in the EU Framework Programmes (FP7, H2020) where it ranks among the top of universities and research organizations from the new EU Member States. Troughout close collaboration with our Government we can support the development of various strategic documents, such as the Smart Specialization Strategy and we are involved in the preparation of the action plans within the Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships for Smart Cities and Communities.

Climate Alliance (DE)

For 30 years, Climate Alliance member municipalities have been acting in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. With some 1,700 members spread across 26 European countries, Climate Alliance is the world’s largest city network dedicated to climate action and the only one to set tangible targets: each member city, town and district has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent every 5 years. Recognising the impact our lifestyles can have on the world's most vulnerable people and places, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility. The network fosters cooperation with indigenous peoples, runs awareness raising campaigns and develops tools for climate action planning. It provides ample opportunity for participation and exchange while representing member interests at the national, European and international levels.