Peripheral areas such as rural, remotely located or border regions make up 93 percent of the EU territory. These scarcely populated regions are all facing similar challenges: poor public transport connections, small budgets, demographic change and high levels of unsustainable, exclusive and costly private car use. Peripheral Access will analyse this situation in detail and derive concrete action plans and implement innovative pilot actions in three
fields of action that represent key success factors for sustainable mobility: multimodality and integrated transport; enhanced use of intelligent communication technology and intelligent technology system; and better cooperation through transport associations and cross-border marketing. The results will benefit public transport users, planners and decision makers and will stimulate changes in mobility behaviour.
2.1 M. Budget
(out of which are 1.7 M. ERDF)
7 Pilot Actions
Peripheral Access has 9 partners from 7 countries.
Working area 1
People expect door-to-door mobility, combining different modes of transport, irrespectively if they travel short, medium or long-distance. Technology is set to support these new mobility patterns. The project will analyse how best existing networks can be exploited, and what additional network elements are needed for having a positive impact on capacity of the overall system. The project will help the partners to develop stations further into effective and attractive intermodal hubs accessible for all. It will support the development of stations and their environment as a driver support its partners with targeted and effective interventions.
Working Area 2
This area focuses on small-scale flexible demand-responsive transport services for rural and peripheral areas and smart and integrated ticketing solutions. These strategies will be tested in pilot areas allowing a consistent data-generation for their validation on the field. Pilots results will be capitalised to contribute to the EU road map in the field of ITS, smart mobility and the digital economy.
Working area 3
The project will analyse, test, apply and evaluate innovative cross-sector cooperation, financing, marketing and smart governance approaches at regional and cross-border level. Stakeholders responsible for commissioning and organising regional passenger transport will be deeply involved. The project will enhance the cooperation and integration of existing policy, legal and institutional networks as well as support cross-border cooperative marketing structures. New mobility related cooperation patterns and operational marketing synergies will arise.
Starting in February, the Deutscher Verband in Berlin is hosting a volunteer of the Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) Initiative.
Elsa will support the Lead Partner of the project, in order to raise the awareness of the project among professionals and larger European community.
Implementation and testing of an multimodal mobility node in the rural area round Graz (Pilot action 1)
Testing smart mobility and smart ticketing systems in 1 selected peripheral area of
Friuli-Venezia Giulia (IT) bordering with Slovenia (pilot action 2)
Planning & development of an intermodal regional railway station (in Lubin / Poland) as access point to the European TEN-T network (pilot action 3)
Introduction of new methods supporting the cross-border cooperation in South Moravia (pilot action 4)
developing and implementing a Cross border marketing campaign Gera / germany -Cheb / Czech Republic (pilot action 5)
Joint evaluation workshop (WP1-3)
Policy recommendations for all three areas of action (Wp 1-3)
Integrated conference on sustainable mobility in peripheral and Cross-border areas (in germany)
Summer school on intermodality (in Hungary)
City-industry dialogue (in Czech Republic)