Clean public transport remains important for urban transport systems, and the participating cities have strong commitment to enhance the environmental performance and energy efficiency of their fleets. Alternative fuels, such as CNG and hybrid buses, and the increased use of electro mobility in public transport and car sharing schemes will help to accelerate the introduction of clean vehicles in the European market. Venturing in new technology and mobility options as well as promoting new life styles will increase the people's acceptance for mobility without a private car.
The primary objective of this initiative is to support cooperation between European cities and research centres. The project is of strategic importance to sustainable mobility planning in four dynamic European cities. Aachen (DE), Gdynia (PL), Koprivnica (HR) and Palma (ES) will jointly develop 'Mobility 2.0' systems and services, implement city and citizen-friendly, electric mobility solutions and vehicles, and engage in a dynamic citizen dialogue for mobility planning and service improvement. The cities propose complementing packages with a high degree of transferability across Europe. Profound evaluation and research with strong dissemination and mutual learning through Competence Centres will strengthen the strategic impact of the project.
DYN@MO targets 'dynamic citizens (of all ages)', and especially the 'digital natives' in response to an emerging new mobility paradigm. A considerable part of the younger population in the DYN@MO university cities will be challenged to use web 2.0 apps to find appropriate means of travelling within the city and to communicate with PT operators.
A sound basis for mobility planning is a citizen-centred Sustainable Urban Transport Plan. The two leading cities Aachen and Gdynia will advance their planning culture, while Koprivnica and Palma will develop ambitious sustainable urban transport plans all involving extensively citizens and stakeholders via web 2.0 applications.