Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe
The overarching aim of TIDE was to enhance the take-up of urban transport innovation throughout Europe. More specifically, the project had the following specific goals:
TIDE focused on 15 innovative measures in five thematic clusters. Cities with long-lasting experience on the specific thematic areas and ambitious aims for future developments were the Cluster Leading Cities. They were assisted by Thematic Support Partners, which were consultancies and universities with proven expertise on the respective cluster topics. The five thematic clusters were (in brackets: Cluster leading Cities/ Thematic Support Partners):
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans were a horizontal topic to integrate the cluster activities. The needs of practitioners in European cities and regions were a guiding principle throughout the whole project. A particular focus was also on providing guidance for finding cost-efficient solutions (cost-benefit analysis). The project refined existing transferability methodologies and integrated them into an easy to apply handbook for practitioners. Face-to-Face training and exchange events as well as handbooks and elearning on how to successfully implement innovative solutions were key tools to effectively support a wide range of take-up candidates in overcoming real or perceived barriers to implementation. A broad portfolio of dissemination activities ensured a high visibility of the project. In addition TIDE actively supported 15 committed cities (five Cluster Leading & 10 subcontracted Champion Cities) that demonstrated how to successfully prepare the implementation of urban transport innovation providing examples to a wider group of take-up candidates.