WHY PERIPHERAL ACCESS?
Peripheral areas such as rural, remotely located or border regions make up 93 percent of 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 analysed this situation, derived concrete action plans and implemented innovative pilot actions in three fields of action.
FIELDS OF ACTION
These fields of action 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 benefitted public transport users, planners and decision makers and stimulated changes in mobility behaviour.
2.1 M. Budget
(out of which are 1.7 M. ERDF)
7 Pilot Actions
Peripheral Access has 9 partners from 7 countries.
Working area 1
People expect door-to-door mobility, combining different modes of transport, irrespectively if they travel short, medium or long-distance. Technology is set to support these new mobility patterns. The project analysed how existing networks can best be exploited, and what additional network elements are needed for having a positive impact on the capacity of an overall system. The project helped its partners to develop stations further into effective and attractive intermodal hubs accessible for all. The development of stations and their environment acted as a driver for the region, support by partners with targeted and effective interventions.
Working Area 2
This area focussed on small-scale flexible demand-responsive transport services for rural and peripheral areas and smart and integrated ticketing solutions. These strategies were tested in pilot areas allowing a consistent data-generation for their validation in the field. Pilots results were capitalised to contribute to the EU roadmap in the field of ITS, smart mobility and the digital economy.
Working area 3
The project analysed, tested, applied and evaluated innovative cross-sector cooperation, financing, marketing and smart governance approaches at regional and cross-border level. Stakeholders responsible for commissioning and organising regional passenger transport were deeply involved. The project enhanced the cooperation and integration of existing policy, legal and institutional networks and also supported cross-border cooperative marketing structures. New mobility-related cooperation patterns and operational marketing synergies arose.