Developing a regional sustainable transport and mobility scheme through coordinated data analysis, multi-actor engagement and innovative solutions to improve inclusiveness.
The public transport offer in Lakes Fuschlsee and Mondsee (“FUMO region”) was inadequate. Work and leisure facilities were difficult to access by public transport due to infrequent bus stops and long waiting times for residents. As a result, for reasons of convenience and accessibility, private motorised transport use was increasing thereby contributing to transport emissions and an unsustainable, non-inclusive mobility system.
Over the course of 2016 and 2017, a master plan for a sustainable mobility system was developed for 17 communities around the FUMO region. The plan offers a clear vision for an attractive, integrated and environmentally friendly mobility system for the future. It will enable residents to reach their daily places of work, education and leisure conveniently and cost-effectively while using less individual motorised transport. This project built an important foundation for further initiatives to implement the plan to improve sustainable regional mobility. The project’s stepwise approach demonstrates the need for comprehensive data collection and analysis, financial assessment and public engagement to provide the basic information needed for the development of a tailormade regional mobility system. This project is also an example of LEADER´s leverage effect to trigger further investments, including other EU funds.
The creation of a regionally specific, data-informed sustainable transport plan that improves coordination and targets vulnerable populations with mobility limitations.
Significant citizen participation and engagement was insured to improve the delivery and use of the region’s transport system.
Community cooperation led to social benefits and a reduction in transportation emissions thanks to a drop in the use of individual motorised vehicles.
Numerous follow-up projects are currently in progress or being planned (uniform e-charging infrastructure, autonomous driving vehicles, on-call buses, car sharing, optimisation of public transport systems, etc.).