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. 

Facts & Figures

9 Partners

7 Countries

2.1 M. Budget
(out of which are 1.7 M. ERDF)

7 Pilot Actions

Project Partners

Peripheral Access has 9 partners from 7 countries.

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Third meeting of the Steering Committee  in Venice

The 3rd meeting of the projects' Steering Committee was hold between 21 and 23 November in Venice. Attached to the meeting there was a site visit to Trieste.

Planned Project Outputs, Deliverables and results

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)