Facilitating Shift Towards Active Forms of Mobility by Changing the Attitude and Travel Behaviour of Residents Through the Use of Green, Low-cost Tactical Urbanism and Placemaking Solutions
Mobility in our cities is still dominated by cars. Sustainable options often exist but are underused. A change of user behaviour is needed. The PopUpUrbanSpaces project applies a “show and tell” approach to raise awareness on the issue. The partners design pop-up interventions to show citizens and policy makers what it would be like to have streets and public spaces not dominated by cars. And they develop digital campaigning tools to tell citizens about risks of car-oriented urban mobility.
of the Budget is funded by ERDF
About the project
Municipality of Kamnik
Department of development and investments – European projects office
Urban and Rural Development Planning Unit
Regional Development and International Cooperation Department
World Heritage Office
A key challenge that hinders making urban mobility systems in Central Europe more sustainable (that would necessitate the drastic reduction of car use) is that most people are not willing to abandon cars and shift to a combination of public transport, micro-mobility, and active forms of transport (walking and cycling). Key facts of this challenge:
To enable the public sector and related entities in cities functional urban areas to encourage changes in the travel behaviour of citizens and to trigger shifts towards smart and sustainable forms of urban mobility by actively involving citizens in testing innovative green approaches as well as digital technologies, using tactical urbanism approaches.
Our approach #1 - Tactical urbanism
The term tactical urbanism (pop-up urbanism, DIY urbanism, guerrilla urbanism) describes temporary, low-cost interventions, aimed at improving local neighbourhoods, experimenting with new solutions to specific challenges. Using temporary solutions enables local actors to test new (often innovative) solutions to local challenges before making massive financial commitments and irreversible changes.
Our approach #2 - Placemaking
Placemaking is a holistic approach to the planning, design, “making” and management of public places. It is aimed at making public places that are attractive for people. Tactical transit applies to the technique of using temporary methods to increase the efficiency of transport and enhance passenger experience
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