Peripheral areas such as rural, remotely located or border regions make up 93 percent of the EU territory. These scarcely populated regions are all facing similar challenges: poor public transport connections, small budgets, demographic change and high levels of unsustainable, exclusive and costly private car use.  Peripheral Access will analyse this situation in detail and derive concrete action plans and implement innovative pilot actions in three 

fields of action that represent key success factors for sustainable mobility: multimodality and integrated transport; enhanced use of intelligent communication technology and intelligent technology system; and better cooperation through transport associations and cross-border marketing. The results will benefit public transport users, planners and decision makers and will stimulate changes in mobility behaviour. 

Planned Project Outputs, Deliverables and results

EU-wide status-quo analysis of intermodal mobility options in peripheral areas

EU-wide status-quo analysis of smart mobility options in peripheral areas

EU-wide status-quo analysis of smart governance and marketing approaches
in peripheral areas

Thematic regional status quo analysis (intermodality) for  seven partnerregion incl. stakeholder consultations

Thematic regional status quo analysis (smart mobility) for for  seven partnerregion incl. stakeholder consultations

Thematic regional status quo analysis (smart governance and marketing) for seven partner regions incl.
stakeholder consultation

Action plans and priority lists (ICT/ITS use) for seven partner regions

Action plans and priority lists (intermodality) for seven partner regions

Action plan and priority list (smart governance and marketing) for seven partner regions

Implementation and testing of an multimodal mobility node in the rural area round Graz (Pilot action 1)

Testing smart mobility and smart ticketing systems in 1 selected peripheral area of
Friuli-Venezia Giulia (IT) bordering with Slovenia (pilot action 2)

Planning & development of an intermodal regional railway station (in Lubin / Poland) as access point to the European TEN-T network (pilot action 3)

Introduction of new methods supporting the cross-border cooperation in South Moravia (pilot action 4)

developing and implementing a Cross border marketing campaign Gera / germany -Cheb / Czech Republic (pilot action 5)

Joint evaluation workshop (WP1-3)

Policy recommendations for all three areas of action (Wp 1-3)

Integrated conference on sustainable mobility in in peripheral and ross-border areas (in germany)

Summer school on intermodality (in Hungary)

City-industry dialogue (in Czech Republic)


Facts & Figures

9 Partners

7 Countries

2.1 Mio Project Budget

out of which are 1.7 Mio. ERDF

Project Partners

Peripheral Access has 9 partners from 7 countries.

Working structure

Project Duration

Start Date

06/2017

End Date

05/2020

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