LOW-CARB was a transnational project in Central Europe increasing the planning capacities of organisations and city governments to transition to low-carbon mobility and transportation. It tackled burning issues of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning such as integrating low-carbon mobility measures for users, creating institutional cooperation and fostering joint financing, as well as facilitating Functional Urban Areas with creating action plans that make low-carbon transit a reality. It ran during 2020.
LOW-CARB reduced CO2 emissions by almost 60 000 tons by 2020 in the Central European Region! Strategies, action plans, tools and innovative pilot actions reflected the main challenges and new trends of clean mass public transport in central European contexts. Such themes included open data-based mobility planning, integrated mobility platforms and implementation of new low-carbon technologies.
LOW-CARB played an integral role in the development of sustainable regional low carbon mobility plans for its partner cities in work package 1.
The urban areas of Brno, Koprivnica and Leipzig developed plans for integrated low-carbon public transport services, while Szeged focused on company travel plans. Parma developed an action plan for multipurpose charging infrastructure for public transport e-services.
The project also proposed strategies on:
i) low-carbon mobility planning;
ii) introducing innovative public transport services;
iii) open data-based mobility planning.
Two training sessions per partner country was held across Central Europe in local languages as part of work package 2, a well as several transnational events
LOW-CARB also invited ‘follower’ cities via a call to join the project from mid-2019. The six follower cities worked closely with partners via consultations, and recieved training via our webinars to replicate our pilot actions.
Capitalising on two investment schemes, five pilot actions, each related to multi-modal public transport planning and innovative low-carb technologies:
Experiences were shared at a final conference in November 2020.
LOW-CARB developed the following tools:
LOW-CARB hosted its final conference online, where partners showcased their achievements of the past 3 years. The event was attended by rougly 40 external participants and a further 20 consortium members.
SUMP-Central, LC's latest output, is a new mobility platform and competence centre for SUMP planning. The beta-version website provides knowledge, resources and content to support the specific development of SUMPs in regions of central Europe (CE).
You're invited to co-create its content! Share your knowledge and lead others in reaching our collective goal of being carbon neutral. Read more...
The LOW-CARB Digest was a biannual newsletter reporting news highlights as the project developed. It featured news articles about the project's activities, its team members, and other related EU projects news.