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Tourism Accessibility in Small Attractive Cities

European Union
Geo-spatial type
Project Acronym
T.A.SM.A.C. LIFE09 ENV/IT/000146
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport


Background & Policy context

Air pollution and noise are two of the main issues to be tackled in seasonal tourist resorts. This is a particularly problem in small/medium size resorts, where the environmental impact tends to be relatively high. Consequently, implementing an integrated model for improving urban mobility, based on reducing the average distance travelled to find a parking space, will help to improve the quality of life for inhabitants and to improve accessibility for tourists.


The project objectives include:

  • Reducing the environmental impact (acoustic and air pollution) of car traffic due to the flow of tourists into urban centres;
  • Increasing the availability, ‘liveability’ and accessibility of the urban centre for tourists and for the resident population;
  • Defining an urban mobility governance model (T.A.SM.A.C. model) linked to touristic flows;
  • Rationalising access and parking through a user information system that will provide information on space availability and admittance;
  • Developing several sustainable mobility initiatives led by the communities involved; Creating transport services in order to offer an alternative to private car use; and
  • Creating a mobility management office, to co-ordinate private accessibility to city centres using alternative transport options.

Expected results:

  • A reduction in the environmental impact of car traffic due to the flow of tourists into small/medium urban centres. This will include a 3db reduction in ambient traffic noise and a NOx reduction equal to 0.6 kg/day per medium powered vehicle;
  • An improvement in the liveability and accessibility of such small/medium centres, for both tourists and residents. This will include a target of managing at least 70% of all parking spaces by an online information/reservation system;
  • The definition of indicators for monitoring noise pollution and air quality that will be used by the local authorities in the pilot areas;
  • The development of an urban mobility governance model (T.A.SM.A.C.) linked to tourist flows.



Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Union
Type of funding
Public (EU)


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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