Project name LOGICON - Logic connection of small villages to main roads in Central Europe
Objective Objective 4.1
Priority Transport and mobility
Aim The environment protection, the CO2 emission and the improvement of mobility could be connected to the possibility on an environmentally friendly way (especially due to the cancellation or underutilization of rail feeder lines) of linking the small “sack-villages” or low traffic ones located only a few kilometres far from the main roads to the main traffic lines. By this way the big buses managing the transports from these villages will not be obliged (wastefully using time and energy) to go in for the passengers, but small electric or low-consumption buses starting connected to the main lines’ time schedules will transfer them out and back to/from the main road’s bus stop. Further possibility for improvement (however it is tested only in cities for the moment) is the usage of robot-controlled buses on these small lines.
Besides the major pathways, Central Europe faces important accessibility problems especially for the areas situated outside the designated corridors. The connectivity of these regions to the TEN-T networks (as one aspect amongst others) through the secondary and tertiary nodes is of special importance for ensuring the conditions for quality of life and economic growth in the area, especially in those regions affected by demographic change.
The project aims to:
• Contribute to a safer transport network by improving frameworks, developing concrete environmentally-friendly and sustainable transport solutions and providing the training, technology and reporting tools to build and sustain national, regional and local capabilities and share experience and knowledge of effective road safety programmes in the region.
• Contribute to a better organisation of public transport links and other sustainable modes of transport in functional urban and rural areas. Exchanging and transferring know-how and good practice for better organisation of public transport links in functional areas (e.g. by transport associations), mobility management, on demand public transport, promoting cycle and pedestrian traffic, e-mobility, road safety including pilot investments. Support the preparation of investments in mobility centres and bus terminals. Highlight the topic of accessibility regarding rural areas.
• Contribute to ensure accessibility of rural areas, especially those affected by demographic change.
Results Transnational action should complement (and not duplicate) initiatives on the part of the policy coordination at EU level and by the EUSDR Priority Areas 1a and 1b and envisages the following results:
• Contribute to the development of a better connected and interoperable environmentally-friendly transport system.
• Contribute to a safer transport network.
• Contribute to a better organisation of public transport links and other sustainable modes of transport in functional urban and rural areas and contribute to a better connectivity.
Cost 2,9 million EUR
Duration 36 months
Partners involved IFKA Public Benefit Non-profit Ltd. for the Development of Industry
Partners requested Regional Development Agencies
Local municipalities of small villages
Universities with faculty of transport
Regional transport companies
Innovation Reaching the projected results will provide definite savings in fuel consumption, time deficit and CO2 emission
Follow up of Peripheral Access
Follow up fundings