SMART COMMUTING’s project partners have developed, within the inland and coastal SUMPs elaboration groups, quite diverse pilot actions, rooted in the common process of mobility analysis and development of shared strategies and guidelines. The Municipality of Rimini promoted commuting by bicycles (with a bike to school challenge) and carpooling to relieve pressure around a busy school area. A new mobile app has been developed to help the creation of a carpooling community and support the bike to school challenge. The Regional development centre of Koper promoted a shift from private cars to public transport and active modes. A feasibility study for sustainable intermodal solutions for commuter and tourist flows, including coastal settlements plus more hilly/rural areas of the FUA was prepared, with a specific focus on the cycling infrastructure. The pilot action established a participatory planning process that will develop in a permanent governance structure. The Municipality of Velenje aimed at increasing the modal share of cycling and upgraded the bike rental system with Bicy electric bikes. They have set up two new rental terminals for e-bikes and four new pillars and also bought new e-bikes. The pilot action aimed at encouraging their citizens to use bikes as a means of commuting as well as to help them overcome larger distances or steeper slopes and is expected to have a long-standing effect even after the completion of the project. The Hranice development agency conducted a feasibility study to detect possible integration between railway and cycling, focusing on the identification of access routes to railway hubs, of bike and ride facilities, and on development of an app for cyclists to partially overcome the lack of biking infrastructure. An information campaign is the second pilot action to enhance the consequences of environment-unfriendly modal choice. Project Partner ZADRA NOVA conducted a feasibility study on the topic of the ticket integration of bus and boats in and around the city. The study has different temporal horizons and expected to foster usage of public transport by making it more affordable and easier to use (thanks to extensive and easy online resources) for commuters, residents, and tourists. The Municipality of Weiz prepared a feasibility study to investigate how to maximize the use of the recently opened railway extension across the city, so to promote the passenger railway and implement user-friendly accessibility to the use of train. Specific focus was put on where the potential of service usage increase lies and on how to stimulate it. The pilot action proved the effectiveness of implemented measures for reinforcing the usable potential. The Municipality of Szolnok is envisioning a 10% increase in the modal share of environment-friendly transport modes, reaching 66.5% by 2030. This will be achieved by the elaborated concept for implementing data- and demand-driven transport management and for innovation in the bus fleet.
The project partners Vienna University of Technology, Instutute of Transportation and IUAV, University of Venice, gave a scientific contribution to the SMART COMMUTING project.