Nov 19, 2020
The EU project Shareplace presented its results from three years of project work on sustainable and affordable mobility at the final conference from 4.-6.11.2020.
How can an easily accessible and on demand mobility system be created? The Interreg Central Europe project SHAREPLACE has focused on the services needed to make mobility in less densely populated regions sustainable. Specifically, new mobility services such as carpooling, bike sharing and micro public transport services were created in five pilot regions. The focus was on involving all relevant stakeholders (e.g. the public sector, mobility service providers and users) in the development process at an early stage. In this way the offers could be adapted to the needs of the regions. From this, it could be derived how an appropriate scaling could work in order to be able to offer these services according to the requirements in the area.
In order to make new services easily accessible a connection with the existing mobility system is important. SHAREPLACE has built on existing digital open source solutions and used multimodal journey planners such as "Digitransit" to easily integrate data from different mobility offers. Within the project, these solutions were adapted to the local requirements of the pilot regions (e.g. Ulm and Osijek).
A particularly important goal of the project was to make the experiences and results, especially regarding the stakeholder involvement and data use available to everyone and to enable an open and transparent learning process. As project coordinator, AustriaTech supports cities and regions in the exchange of experiences in order to implement flexible mobility offers. Equally important is the provision of free accessible mobility data. In this way, AustriaTech wants to contribute to the creation of a nationwide free accessible mobility data and, in the future, evidence-based management of the mobility system by supporting cities and municipalities in setting up new measures.