The main vision of the project was to promote innovative ways to reduce carbon footprint and increase the sustainability of urban areas by improving the efficiency in the use of urban transport infrastructure through ICT. In a context of increasing availability of sensor technology to monitor and record large amounts of data, a common challenge to policy makers is to identify the best practices to take advantage of these new sources of data and use them to prioritize intervention areas, to manage efficiently current road networks, to inform citizens and motivate them to choose more sustainable mobility options.
CISMOB focused on improving the implementation of regional policies and local mobility programmers by having a thorough understanding about the different transport-related impacts and the main vulnerabilities associated to different zones of the territory. CISMOB partners considered that policy and local mobility programs should not be focused in minimizing a particular parameter (ex. Levels of congestion), but rather to promote holistic approaches capable of responding to the questions: what (to minimize)? Why? When? Where? And how? Regional and Policy instruments should also provide a framework of indicators to assess and inform the costs and benefits of environmentally effectiveness of different mobility solutions. CISMOB integrated a set of cities and regions of heterogenic characteristics, which are represented by institutions with complementary profiles. All partners will cooperate together in order to learn best practices of sustainable management of urban transport taking advantage of ICT. Workshops, staff exchange-programs and dissemination actions will be carried out with the aim of exchanging local experiences, learning best practices and enhancing the citizen’s participation.
In terms of activities, the project has organised a total of 28 policy learning events. It has also identified nine good practices, produced four action plans and led to the increased capacity of 83 people. In terms of results, the project has succeeded in improving four regional development policies for a total amount of funds influenced of EUR 57,000.00.