H2020 project outline

Horizon2020 project call: H2020-MG-2015-Singlestage-BSub

« Demonstrating and testing innovative solutions for cleaner and better urban transport and mobility »

URL: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2649-mg-5.5b-2015.html

Proposal submission deadline: October 10, 2015

Contact: Kasia Krzyzanowski at cycleluxembourg@gmail.com

Confirmed partner cities: Luxembourg, Kiev (+2 more required for consortium)

« Each city should follow an integrated multimodal approach by demonstrating and testing under real-life conditions a set of complementary and reinforcing mobility solutions: newly-emerging technologies, policy-based, and soft measures… »

« Should cover a subset of the 8 CIVITAS categories : collective passenger transport; demand management strategies; mobility management and travel awareness; safety and security; urban freight logistics; information systems and services; clean fuels and low emission vehicles; car-independent lifestyles »

Consortium:

« City-led consortium, composed of 4-5 cities, led by at least 2 advanced cities…the participating cities should demonstrate their common interests and their vision on how they will ensure a meaningful and close cooperation. »

-the partner cities should each develop their own plan and build their network of local partners independently, but keeping in contact with the others to ensure the plans are connected

Integrating cycling into Luxembourg’s public transportation network (initial concept):

The overall initial concept is to integrate cycling into the public transportation network (City of Luxembourg and surrounding area – DICI), alongside buses, trains and tram. This would entail:

  • linking up the existing network of bikes lanes so that they are continuous
  • connecting them with bus, train and tram stops
  • extending the cycle lanes to cover key commuter routes
  • improving the safety of the lanes (separated where possible), and the way they connect (intersections), to ensure that the average (inexperienced in urban cycling) commuter can spontaneously choose to cycle and do so easily and safely
  • install clear, visible signage to guide cyclists through the network (ex. Hamilius 1km, Fondation Pescatore, 1.3km) to other bus, tram, train stops and to key landmarks
  • integrating the Veloh bike share system with the M-Kart – commuters could use the card to instantly get a bike, without the separate step of creating a special account (this would probably mean that subscriptions would need to be subsidized – included in the price of tickets and subscriptions)
  • ensuring that the Veloh bike stations link up with public transport: train stations, big bus stations, major destinations – this may already be the case, but new stations could potentially be envisaged where they are missing
  • integrating the Veloh bike share stations and complete network of bike lanes into the Mobiliteit journey planner, so that proposed routes include cycling (in an optimised way, ie. showing the option of bus plus cycling, or cycling all the way when it is faster, etc.)
  • creating and launching a large awareness campaign to promote cycling as an attractive, convenient transport option to citizens
  • perhaps other complementary actions such as cycle training (how to ride in the city), promotional events, etc.

These proposed actions will be modified or added to depending on feedback from the different partners.

Confirmed partners for Luxembourg:

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (project coordinator)

Letzebuerg Velos-Initiativ

Cycle Luxembourg

City of Luxembourg (tentative)

Additional partners foreseen for Luxembourg (meetings in progress):

Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure – Soft Mobility Unit (Mobiliteit)

JC Decaux

City of Esch/Alzette

 

 

 

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