Transport currently accounts for about a third of all climate emissions in Europe. Without significant measures, transport will be the largest source of climate gas emissions by 2030. It is expected that passenger and freight transport will grow by more than 40% and 60%, respectively, by 2050.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, massive shifts in transport patterns are occurring overnight, intensifying transport related challenges in cities.
MOVE21 connects urban systems in an integrated approach and address both goods and passenger transport. The aim is to improve efficiency, capacity utilization of existing vehicles and transport related infrastructure, accessibility and innovation capacity in urban transport. As a welcome side effect, cities become better equipped to handle rapid changes in transport patterns due to unforeseen events such as pandemics.
The idea of cities as testbeds is central to MOVE21, and the project comprises three Living Labs in Oslo, Gothenburg and Hamburg, together with three replicator cities: Munich, Bologna and Rome.
The project tests and upscales different solutions for passenger and goods transport in these six urban areas across Scandinavian-Mediterranean (Scan-Med) Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The idea is to harness positive effects of new solutions, not only in the so-called urban nodes, but across the Scan-Med TEN-T corridor.
MOVE21 delivers new, close to market ready solutions that have been proven to work in different regulatory and governance settings. The cities are also committed to upscaling the most prominent solutions – which can range from new technological integrations or business models to new procurement and governance methods.
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