This project focuses on sustainable mobility in suburban districts and innovative urban freight logistics, two important areas that have previously received less attention in urban mobility policies. In five living labs, the project demonstrates the potential and replicability of integrated and inclusive urban planning approaches, innovative policies and emerging technologies. Clean vehicles and fuels are being tested, new regulations and services formulated and consolidation solutions developed in close partnerships with the private sector.
clean and non-motorised transport
ELIPTIC aims to develop new concepts and business cases in order to optimise existing electric public transport infrastructure and rolling stock, saving both money and energy. The project strengthens the role of electric public transport, leading to reduced fossil fuel consumption and improved air quality.
In our cities, many alternatives to individual car use already exist such as cycling, carpooling, public transit, electric vehicles and so on but why don’t more people use them? As travellers, how often do we sit in a traffic jam, frustrated and late for an appointment? As policy makers and transport planners, how do we encourage people to perceive these alternatives as being realistic options?
The mission of the FLOW project is to put walking and cycling on an equal footing with motorised modes by developing a user-friendly methodology to assess the effectiveness of walking and cycling measures in addressing urban road congestion. FLOW targets three main stakeholder groups: cities, businesses and decision-makers - with the aim of shifting the way these groups think about and act on the potential for non-motorised transport to reduce congestion. FLOW will communicate the project’s results through tailored materials for use by practitioners in each of these three key fields.
GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) is an £8m research project, led by TRL and jointly funded by Innovate UK and industry, to understand and overcome the technical, legal and societal challenges of implementing automated vehicles in an urban environment. Taking place in Greenwich, one of the UK’s leading smart cities, the project will trial and validate a series of different use cases for automated vehicles, including driverless shuttles and automated urban deliveries.
The project entails testing the MJW in combination with the smart meters that are being used at home and in the office. The project will test the optimal integration of the MJW and the smart meter. The idea is to start with the rollout of the smart meters that are currently being organised by a number of electricity grid managers. A further objective of the project is to study the opportunities available for smart battery charging for several vehicles at a single office location.
The Bike Share Map shows the locations of docking stations associated with bicycle sharing systems from 100+ cities around the world. Each docking station is represented by a circle, its size and colour depending on the size and number of bicycles currently in it. The maps generally update every few minutes. There is a version that replays the last 24 hours of colour and size changes. In many cities, an ebb and flow of cycle commuters can be seen.
Vélib’ is a self-service bike system available 24 hours a day, all year round in Paris. It was launched in 2007. Until the recent years the initiative has been enlarged to more than 15,000 bicycles and 1,200 rental stations. The first 30 minutes (or 45 for Vélib’ Passion users) are always free. The system is operated by JCDecaux, and the grey bicycles are produced in Hungary by the French bicycle company Mercier.
A new bike sharing system that is unique in the whole of Hungary has been established by Student Self-Government of the University of Debrecen on the campuses of our institution.
In Vienna 39 % of all journeys are made by public transport – more than elsewhere in Europe. Car-free residential zones have a long tradition here. The city’s first car-free residential complex with at total of 244 rental apartments was opened back in 1999. The pilot project “model car-free housing project“ is an alternative for residents willing to live without a car of their own. What makes the development so special is that, upon signing their rental agreements, tenants commit themselves to giving up their own car.