Applying the method of Open Journey Planning in an operative environment with focus to main railway corridors and to cycling routes
The Danube Region is still lacking a fully multimodal network and suffers from transport bottlenecks. High administrative fragmentation of the transport sector is a big obstacle in the realisation of effective multimodal networks. To overcome this, OJP4Danube will create the necessary digital infrastructure as a basis for powerful yet flexible services that allow for multimodal travelling with barriers being minimised. By applying the innovative method of Open Journey Planning (OJP Standard) in an operative environment, end-user services will be able to grow together while at the same time retaining their whole sovereignty. On strategic level, the novel methods and tools will facilitate an operational network of services and line out the long-term organisational structure for the network in dedicated Strategy and Actions Plans.
The coordination and better alignment of transport and travel information operators from different levels in a technical and organisational manner is crucial to develop a multimodal cross-border travel information network. Particular focus is put to main railway corridors that are connected to regional and local networks, and to cycling routes and cycling-relevant travel information for better accessibility. This will allow multimodal local trips as well as long-distance journeys with environmentally- friendly modes, including cycling and inland waterways. Such multimodal chains are highly demanded by tourists, but also by commuters within and across the borders.