The LOW-CARB project aims to enhance planning capacities for low-carbon mobility for functional urban areas. It will do so by tackling burning issues such as integrated coordination, institutional cooperation and action plan implementation including joint financing and public investments in low-carbon mobility systems in times of austerity.
LOW-CARB will reduce CO2 emissions by almost 60 000 tons by 2020 in the Central Europe Region! Strategies, action plans, tools and pilot actions will reflect the main challenges and new trends of clean mass public transport , such as open data based mobility planning, integrated mobility platforms and implementation of low-carbon technologies.
LOW-CARB will play an integral role in the development of sustainable regional low carbon mobility plans for its partner cities in work package 1.
The urban areas of Brno, Koprivnica and Leipzig will develop plans for integrated low-carbon public transport services, while Szeged will focus on company travel plans. Parma will develop an action plan for multipurpose charging infrastructure for public transport e-services.
The project will also propose three strategies for: i) low-carbon mobility planning; ii) introducing innovative public transport services; and iii) open data-based mobility planning.
Two training sessions per partner country will be held across Central Europe in the local language, as part of work package 2, while four transnational events will also be organised:
LOW-CARB also invites 18 ‘follower’ cities via a call here to join the project from mid-2019. Invitees are expected to prepare a mobility plan for their respective urban areas.
Capitalising on two investment schemes, five pilot actions, each related to multi-modal public transport planning and innovative low-carb technologies:
Experiences will be shared at a final conference in 2020.
LOW-CARB’s dedicated focus on integrated low-carbon mobility planning will result in the development of the following tools, under work package 1:
The project’s achievements will be made available through a Central Europe SUMP Competence Centre, under work package 2 (and this website).
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