Dynaxibility4CE looks back on recent success stories.
The Interreg Dynaxibility4CE project engaged with a variety of stakeholders in Central Europe and beyond to promote the application of mobility innovations of urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs), Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and CCAM (Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility). Before the EU-funded project is entering its final months until the end May 2022, the consortium would like to highlight its achievements of the last 16 months. Conclusive results will be shown during our Final Conference on 17 May 2022 in Leipzig, Germany, back-to-back with the International Transport Forum 2022. We invite you to register here. If you would like to share our second press release, feel free to download it as PDF here.
Dynaxibility4CE in exchange with experts from Central Europe
2021 was the year of the ‘Diagnosis Workshops’ that was kicked off by the City of Budapest, which organised an exchange that focused on the challenges and opportunities of MaaS implementation. The workshops are a key element of the project’s workplan and help to analyse the current situation in each city and the surrounding commuter zone, the so-called 'functional urban area' (FUA). Furthermore, Dynaxibility4CE helped to assess the planning needs and knowledge gaps to guide development of tools that support low-carbon mobility planning.
Furthermore, project partners engaged with citizens during events and evaluation processes. Usability tests were carried out in Graz to evaluate the user experience of the first prototypes of the ‘Graz Mobil’ app, a MaaS platform that also will also cater as a transport planner. Graz and other Dynaxibility4CE cities, including Krakow, Leipzig and Parma, were engaged with local citizens in the framework of the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.
The above-mentioned cooperation with stakeholders in the Interreg Central European area will result in three ELTIS SUMP Topic Guides, which are either adding a Central European perspective on an existing guide, as it is the case for the UVAR and MaaS topic guide, or are describing new subjects, such as Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility. The latter is especially interesting for the German Dynaxibility4CE partners of Leipzig and Stuttgart. Both are testing ‘demand responsive transport’ solutions, which include considerations to utilise autonomous vehicles for certain trips. The ‘Schurwald study’ of Stuttgart analysed a plan to deploy such vehicles in a peri-urban setting. The Dynaxibility4CE project coordinator of Leipzig also successfully deployed DRT solutions in more than one quarter and is even executing first tests with people movers in areas separated from normal traffic.
Dynaxibility4CE present on the international stage
Thanks to the dedication of several project partners, Dynaxibility4CE was able to present updates at several national and international events, including the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, the CIVITAS Forum in Aachen and the POLIS Conference 2021 in Gothenburg. Additionally, distinct events took place on the national level.
Through cooperation with several EU-funded projects, Dynaxibility4CE secured an information stand under the umbrella of POLIS Network on the exhibition floor of the ITS World Congress. This enabled project partners to engage with dozens of interested stakeholders from cities, states, research institutes, institutions and other project that focus on ITS and urban mobility. Dynaxibility4CE partner ‘Verband Region Stuttgart’ presented first project results and shared the local transport modelling study on demand responsive transport in the peri-urban area of Stuttgart in the framework of a shared session.
The engagement with stakeholders continued with a cooperation between Dynaxibility4CE and the EfficienCE project which shared a stand at the exhibition area at the CIVITAS Forum 2021. The Forum, which was attended by around 200 stakeholders from across Europe, provided a great stage for the unique perspective of DynaxibilityCE on urban vehicle access regulations and the related challenges and plans of cities in Central Europe.