HUPMOBILE project kicked-off: Baltic Sea port cities start exploring and testing smart urban mobility solutions
The HUPMOBILE – Holistic Urban and Peri-Urban Mobility project was kicked off 11-12 June 2019 in Espoo during a two-day meeting in the premises of the lead partner Aalto University.
The project aims to provide a holistic approach to the planning, implementation, optimisation and management of integrated and sustainable mobility solutions in Baltic Sea port cities. Mobility in this context includes both people and goods - the greener urban logistics and combinations of goods and passenger traffic as well as intelligent traffic systems based services, tools for stakeholder participation and new tools for transportation mobility management and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). The project itself builds upon the mobility and urban planning projects such as Baltic Urban Lab, CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, cities.multimodal and others, and will continue to find synergies with the currently active projects in the field of urban mobility in the Baltic Sea Region.
A mix of research and piloting
The project activities consist of a mix of research and piloting innovative methods - providing the project with a solid basis for creating mobility solutions that would be scalable and transferable to other cities in the Baltic Sea Region. The piloting cities are Turku (Finland), Riga (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia) and Hamburg/Altona (Germany) - all four being the port cities of the Baltic Sea. Each of the piloting cities will have a slightly different perspective to project activities which will complement the project objectives as a whole - from logistics to commuting, from transporting goods to transporting passengers and exploring the mobility-related needs of the residents of the port areas.
Would your city be interested to follow the project and test some of its solutions?
As the project progresses and the smart and sustainable mobility solutions are developed and tested, HUPMOBILE will be looking for follower cities to uptake and test the solutions in their own cities and to give their feedback based on their experiences. If your City is interested in following the activities of HUPMOBILE, please contact jutta.makinen [at] turku.fi (Jutta Mäkinen) for further information. UBC Sustainable Cities Commission will also be responsible for the dissemination of the HUPMOBILE activities and results.
The HUPMOBILE project is funded by the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020 programme.