Good practices for Mobility

Smart mobility

“Citizen Taxi”

Especially in rural regions it is not always easy to be mobile. Often, people are dependent on their own cars. For older people, who are not able to drive a car anymore, it can be very difficult to get to the doctor or the bakery in the town-center on their own.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Elderly

Smart economy, Smart governance, Smart living, Smart mobility

FREE BUS IN THE PARK

During the period of lockdown caused by the COVID19 emergency, the provincial Public Transport Agency looked for innovative solutions to meet the new organisational and resident/worker needs. One mode of transport that worked perfectly was the one called °call the bus°, a Demand Responsive Transport service.The end of the lockdown and the slow resumption of travel made it possible to rethink this mode of transport not only for work but also for tourism.This new initiative has been strongly encouraged by the mayors of the Valli del SOL Municipalities, the Development Agency GAL Genovese, the Beigua Geopark and financed through the European project Alpine Space Smart Villages.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

Smart economy, Smart environment, Smart governance, Smart living, Smart mobility, Smart people

Strategy process in the municipality of Löffingen

A comprehensive strategy process for digitisation in rural areas includes a thorough analysis of the initial situation and local conditions to develop viable solutions based on practical experience. Within the strategy process, needs-oriented solutions are to be found and people are to be inspired to implement them.The entire strategy process in Löffingen consists of various steps, which in their entirety pursue a sustainable people-oriented development in all smartness categories.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

Smart mobility

Rezopouce Vercors : A digital app for car-sharing and safer hitchhiking

The Vercors Regional Natural Park in collaboration with two intermunicipalities (Royans-Vercors and the Vercors massif) has set up a hitchhiking system organized in 2018-2019. This system makes it possible to pool the use of individual vehicles by encouraging users to practice hitchhiking in a friendly and secure manner. A network of users, passengers or drivers is created, via a site allowing free registration, signage is installed at strategic points of the territory.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

Smart economy, Smart environment, Smart governance, Smart living, Smart mobility, Smart people

Community discussion and future workshop to identify future topics

The community talk and the future workshop are two methods that were used in 4 communities in Upper Valais by the SAB and VillageOffice to collect the needs and ideas regarding future issues together with the interested population and to mobilize people to implement ideas.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students, Active working people

Smart mobility

On demand transportation – Collectif Bouge Tranquille

That group of citizens handles an on demand transportation system in the Royans territory (France).
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Elderly

Smart mobility

Ummadum

Ummadum is a mobility app, which combines mobility solutions with regional economic cycles https://www.ummadum.com/en/
May be applicable in some rural areas
Local area
Active working people

Smart mobility

Prontobus RUMOBIL

Prontubus is a transport on-demand project with the aim of integrate the existing suburban public transport system in the Modena Province territory. Thanks to reservation system (by app and by call center) the aim is to offer a higher number of routes for the inhabitants of rural areas with the purpose of increasing the modal shift towards public transport.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Elderly, Students

Smart mobility

Nextbike: bike sharing system in rural territories in Austria

The main objective is the reduction of traffic in low-density areas by offering alternative means of transport such as bikes. Indeed, traffic is mainly responsible of greenhouse gases emissions. The aim of the project is to establish an easy hiring network of bike rental in order to make public transport more attractive. An other goal is offer a range of bikes, available round the clock, to support multimodal mobility.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Youth, Students, Active working people

Smart mobility

FIELD TEST E-MOBILITY

Can a low voltage power grid support one street if allhouseholds are using an electric car? A small villagein Lower Austria was selected to test the influenceof e-cars on the power grid. 18 households got 23e-cars for their daily use. A simple control technologymonitored the voltage in the grid and slowed downthe charging process if needed. Within the six weekstryout the voltage in the grid was never in a criticalstate and each morning all cars had a full battery. Theparticipants were enthusiastic and used the electriccars for 90 percent of their everyday trips, with a totalof 53.000 km in 6 weeks.In the future, the field test will be extended. In the villageObersiebenbrunn, it will be analysed how e-mobilitycan be realised in large scale residential buildings; witha focus on charging in underground parking and e-carsharing systems. In a third village called Echsenbach,an intensification of the first field test will be repeated.Winter months will provide insights into extraordinarysituations with additional consumption of heat pumpsand electric cars.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Municipality
Youth, Elderly, Students

Smart economy, Smart mobility

Drava Bike Trail

The cycling route along Drava runs through 4 countries (Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia) and has a total length of about 710 km. The route begins right next to the source of Drava on Toblach Field (Toblach) in Italy. It then continues through Austria, Slovenia, and finally Croatia (where the route is not yet fully arranged and marked). The total length of marked Drava Bike trail is now 510 km. The first 70 km of the cycling route from the source of Drava are very interesting, since we mostly ride downslope. A large section of the cycling route runs through Carinthia and crosses the border to Slovenia at Vič, continuing through Slovenia from Dravograd past Radlje ob Dravi, Maribor and Ptuj, all the way to Ormož and Središče ob Dravi, where it crosses into Croatia after 145 km. The river and the cycling route continue their path towards Varaždin, where the river Mura (also famous for its cycling route – Mura Cycling Route), after 63 km, at Legrad, converges with the river Drava, which then flows into the Danube near Osijek.
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Youth, Students, Active working people

Smart mobility

On demand transportation – Collectif Bouge Tranquille

That group of citizens handles an on demand transportation system in the Royans territory (France).
Applicable in rural, non city areas
Local area
Elderly