The North Sea Region project “SHARE-North: Shared Mobility Solutions for a Liveable and Low-Carbon North Sea Region" includes activities for developing, implementing, promoting and assessing car sharing, bike sharing, ride sharing and other forms of shared mobility in urban and rural areas and employment clusters. Living labs will integrate modern technology with activities to support changes in mobility behaviour. The challenges of making transport in the North Sea Region more sustainable cannot be met by technical solutions alone – behavioural changes are also required. Shared mobility modes and their potential to address these challenges are the focus of the SHARE-North project.
Shared transport modes, such as car-sharing and bike-sharing, not only offer a viable and convenient mode of transportation, they also help reduce congestion, air pollution and accessibility – issues many European cities and regions face. If that wasn’t enough, shared mobility contributes to improving resource efficiency, creating a better quality of life in cities and reducing carbon emissions.
Reducing congestion and emissions through shared mobility approaches for business parks as mobility generators.
Reducing the number of parked cars and regaining public space in cities through innovative car sharing concepts! Improving social inclusion with car sharing with handicapped accessible vehicles and carpool programmes for the elderly.
Saving small-town governments money and improving access to car sharing through governmental fleet sharing programmes.
Evaluating integrated planning approaches and asking and finding answers to difficult questions such as: "How much is (green) space in cities worth?“ "Does shared mobility generate or reduce revenue?"
Analysing which trends could change the face of mobility forever! Using integrated technologies to promote shared mobility.
Raising the profile of shared mobility as an effective strategic planning tool for improving quality of life, accessibility and environmental quality.
The project established shared mobility hubs. This innovative concept created a dense network of interlinked and integrated modes of transportation, including car-sharing, walking, bicycle parking, public transport and such ‘alternative’ modes as bike-sharing. Depending on the location, the system used from low-tech to advanced technology, creating a smooth user experience from booking to payment. It promoted a viable business model for the companies running the individual mobility services.
Across all hubs, the project helped removing at least 6 000 cars from city streets, saving 25 850 tonnes of CO2 in 2.5 years and freeing up nearly 60 000 m2 of urban street space once used to park cars