Dynaxibility4CE - Capacities for dynamic and flexible planning for low-carbon mobility trends and policies in Central Europe is a project funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme. The programme aims to reduce the region's carbon footprint. Its main priority is cooperating on low-carbon strategies, aiming to improve capacities for mobility planning in functional urban areas. An effective integration of existing transport systems and policies with new modes and models of mobility requires high flexibility and agility. Dynaxibility4CE supports public transport authorities to adjust and successfully developing new strategies and tools to make them key actors on the way towards less emissions and more mobility innovations.
Duration 03/2020 - 02/2022
Coordinator Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH
The project Dynaxibility4CE focuses on priorising low-carbon mobility and air quality. It aims to increase the ability of public transport authorities to deal with new mobility trends that require much more dynamic and flexible planning in complex environments.
New forms of mobility such as mobility as a service (MaaS), ownership structures as well as technologies blur classic boundaries between mobility offers and require different planning procedures to ensure sustainability.
The effective integration of these new mobility trends and solutions into transport systems and policy design strongly relies on the capability to analyse, monitor and assess mobility solutions' potential environmental and socio-economic impact. Therefore, the project develops strategies and tools for public transport authorities that strengthen the planning capacities and by this, the role of public transport as a key actor for creating low-carbon and low-pollution mobility systems in Central Europe’s functional urban areas (FUAs).
The project brings together 13 partners from 7 countries (DE, AT, HU, PL, HR, IT and BE) including public (transport) authorities, NGOs, research and consultancy organisations that "capitalise" on 9 EU projects (4 Interreg Central Europe and 5 Horizon 2020 projects).
The project follows a combined downstreaming and upstreaming approach and ensures that appropriate strategies and tools developed in H2020 sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) projects are catered for Central Europe’s planning context and thus, avoids unnecessarily reinventing the innovation and policy-improvement wheel.
The 7 involved FUAs are fore-runners in adopting new mobility trends in their local / regional mobility systems and testing new innovative mobility solutions. Their lessons learned will be upstreamed contrarily to the SUMP 2.0 update process.
This ensures a transnational lead and learn mechanism, which plays a central role in the implementation of Dynaxibility4CE and its communication strategy.
Rupprecht Consult is one of the main partners of the project. We will support the lead partner in its management tasks, especially during the start-up phase. Furthermore, we will act as a help desk for the lead partner's questions concerning operational and financial management.
Content-wise Rupprecht Consult will take on four key roles:
1) Developing further, updating or contextualisation for Central Europe of several SUMP 2.0-related topic guides including: Road vehicle automation (CAD), urban vehicle access regulations (UVAR), shared mobility, and MaaS as main upstreaming approach.
2) Running diagnostic trainings with planning authorities to determine their readiness level of low carbon mobility and new mobility trends and identify knowledeg gaps and matching training needs to develop action plans in project partners' FUAs as main downstreaming approach.
3) Establishing a SUMP task force within Germany (in cooperation with the German/Austrian CIVINET members project partner AustriaTech and the associated partner Deutscher Verband)
4) Aligning the existing SUMP competence centre with updates from the new SUMP 2.0 guidelines, include elements of CAD / MaaS integration with low carbon mobility planning and policies.