The LOW-CARB project aims to enhance capacities for integrated low-carbon mobility planning for functional urban areas by tackling burning issues such as integrated coordination, institutional cooperation and action plan implementation including joint financing and public investments in low-carbon mobility systems in times of austerity.
Duration 06/2017 – 08/2020
Coordinator Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH (Lead partner)
LOW-CARB is a newly funded project of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme that aims to enhance capacities for integrated low-carbon mobility planning for functional urban areas in Central Europe countries. LOW-CARB puts low-carbon public transport (PT) organisation at its centre to reduce GHG emissions, with new combined mobility offers like bike sharing and PT or multimodal information services.
11 project partners from 7 CE countries will work together for 3 years in developing strategies, action plans, tools and pilot actions related to enhancing low-carbon mobility measures beyond the mere urban limits. The foreseen pilot actions are based on novel ideas like multimodal mobility platform, open-data platform, smart e-mobility charging station, call-a-“clean”-bus service or e-bike-sharing system. The pilot actions are based on a thorough analyse phase that will form the basis for low-carbon mobility strategies covering new governance models for integrated planning and institutional coordination, collaborative development of new innovative services for public transport (including new ways of joint financing and procurement of low-carbon technologies), or open data based mobility planning in functional urban areas. Through their innovative approaches, challenges like institutional cooperation, integrated coordination, measure implementation, joint financing and public investments are tackled.
The main result of the LOW-CARB project be improved capacities for low-carbon mobility planning in functional urban areas. The main target groups will be local/regional transport authorities and operators, enabling these and other relevant stakeholders to applying an integrated mobility planning process. This will include coaching, facilitating and expert advice on new strategies for integrated low-carbon mobility planning (according to elements of SUMP concept), for example new ways of mobility planning through open data policies or joint financing concepts. LOW-CARB will provide access to trainings and knowledge repositories like databases, tools, best-practice examples of pilots made stored and promoted through the CE SUMP Competence Centre, thus leading to the indirect results of reducing CO2 emissions by 60,000 tons by 2020.