Every day rush hours through congested roads in central Europe result in air pollution, CO2 emissions, noise and accidents. Whether it is urban sprawl, inadequate intermodal systems or poor railway infrastructure this combined with cultural habits and today’s lifestyle has led to high rate of daily commuters still using cars instead of more sustainable means of transport. To change this situation, SMART COMMUTING will foster a coordination structure at functional urban area level involving municipalities of surrounding territories and public transport companies.
This coordination structure will help to achieve sustainable planning and more internal coordination. Various joint actions - SWOT analysis, institutional platform at functional urban area level, training and capacity building process, pilot actions - will support the expected change, consisting of enhancement of public sector's capacity of sustainable mobility planning, combined with some concrete solutions to make central European functional urban areas more liveable, free-carbon and attractive.
More information will follow in June 2017.