The EcoMobility SHIFT project (June 2010 – May 2013) aims at developing a method to assess, improve and promote the environmental sustainability of local governments’ transport and land-use planning policies. Municipalities will be able to obtain an ‘EcoMobility Label’ that values their efforts to improve the ‘friendliness’ of their cities, neighbourhoods and facilities for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelers and public transport users.
The EcoMobility SHIFT project is an activity of the Global Alliance for EcoMobility. It is co-funded by the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI), as part of its Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) program. ICLEI, which provides the EcoMobility secretariat, coordinates the EcoMobility SHIFT project.
The QUEST project (Quality Management Tool for Urban Energy-efficient Sustainable Transport) commenced in May 2011 and runs in parallel to ADVANCE to October 2013. QUEST has three primary objectives:
- To develop an auditing and certification tool based on total quality management for the evaluation and improvement of sustainable urban mobility in 50 medium-sized cities in Europe (population 50,000 to 300,000 people)
- To produce tailored action plans for participating cities, offering detailed recommendations to improve policy-making processes and medium to long-term mobility strategies
- To issue QUEST Certificates to cities in recognition of achievements and/or progress towards sustainable transport
Poly-SUMP – Planning sustainable mobility together
Poly-SUMP, Polycentric Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, aims to develop a sustainable mobility planning methodology in polycentric regions – areas characterised by several centres, where services and goods, and therefore transport needs, are scattered in different towns.
Poly-SUMP offers a methodology to overcome barriers and to build a constructive dialogue among all involved actors in order to reach a common vision of sustainable mobility. Six participating regions in Europe, test concrete planning processes towards the adoption of mobility plans, and check the transferability of the approach to other regions in Europe.
ISEMOA aims to help local and regional authorities in Europe to increase energy-efficiency in transport by improving the accessibility of door-to-door mobility-chains and thus enabling all citizens and visitors (including people with reduced mobility (PRM) to adopt a less car-dependent life-style.
Eltis - the urban mobility portal - aims to support a practical transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience in the field of urban and regional transport in Europe and so help create a more sustainable living environment, one which provides greater accessibility and mobility to its inhabitants.
BYPAD - the Bicycle Policy Audit - offers a European wide standardised quality management instrument to cities, towns and regions. It helps local authorities to assess and improve their cycling policy in a systematic way.
- BYPAD is a flexible tool and can be implemented in towns, cities & agglomerations and regions.
- BYPAD has already been carried out by over 100 cities, towns and 18 regions in 21 countries
- More than 90 BYPAD auditors from 21 different EU countries have been trained and certified in order to guide the towns, cities and regions to implement BYPAD. Check the website for the contact details of the national auditors