Peripheral Access Summer University

Young professionals, students and mobility experts exchanged on challenges and solutions with view at sustainable mobility in rural areas across Europe. The event particularly focused on ways to connect different transport modes.

Summer University on Intermodal Mobility  has been organised organised by KTI Transport Institute at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Project partners, experts and students attended interesting presentations about car-sharing, pedelecs and solutions for public transport in rural areas.

In the morning, BKK (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ) and GreenGo, showed the results and challenges of projects implementing car-sharing systems in Budapest. ISTmobil, already developing on-demand transport services in Austria and especially Graz (partners), presented very positive results and perspectives of evolution for their company.

In the afternoon, Clycleme Kft professional presented a project of pedelec installation in Hungary. Then, expert from Interlink consulting explained the system of LandLogistik and the advantages in terms of shared mobility and access improvement. For example,  they use existing transport such as school buses or local buses to bring farmers produce from rural areas more easily to the market, like a smart supply chain. At the end, the public discovered the Mamba project. As a twin of Peripheral Access in the frame of Interreg Baltic Region, the Mamba project will also innovate and implement new solutions for rural mobility.

Such events have the advantage to bring together experts, professionals and students from different backgrounds and fields, in order to exchange ideas about rural mobility and intermodality. Some got to learn about EU cooperation, Cohesion policy and Interreg... While others improved their knowledge and opened their minds in terms of mobility innovations, and were able to compare results of similar projects. This is how EU cooperation works in regions, for territories, for citizens.