• 22 Jan 2020

    SMARTA2 - Promoting sustainable rural mobility


    Smarta 2 300x81The “SMARTA 2 – Demonstrators” project is set to design, pilot and assess smart, shared mobility solutions interconnected with public transport in four rural areas of Europe: East Tyrol (Austria), Trikala (Greece), Águeda (Portugal) and Brasov (Romania).

    The type of services to be piloted (i.e. carpooling, carsharing and e-bike sharing) will be customized to each rural area’s geographical features, populations and mobility challenges . All piloted solutions will be assessed under a robust evaluation framework developed together with the team of SMARTA, another ongoing project on rural mobility. The goal of SMARTA 2 is to explore how sustainable shared mobility can be best promoted across Europe and develop a set of practical recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders in the field of mobility and transport.

    In a nutshell, SMARTA 2 will:

    1. Analyse the current mobility landscape in East Tyrol, Trikala, Águeda and Brasov.

    2. Prepare the ground and set-up smart shared mobility services in the pilot-areas, following a participatory approach.

    3. Organise targeted communication campaigns and develop behavioural incentives to support the uptake of the services by the locals.

    4. Monitor and evaluate the pilots’ operation and performance through dedicated data collection methods.

    5. Explore why each demonstrator worked (or not) and share good practices and lessons learnt.

    6. Develop the “SMARTA 2 toolkit” that will encourage the uptake of sustainable solutions for shared rural mobility across Europe.

    Funding and Duration

    SMARTA 2 project started in September 2019 and will last for 18 months. It receives funding from the European Commission (Contract No MOVE/B4/2018-567).

     To learn more about SMARTA 2 and keep in touch with its latest activities visit sharedruralmobility.eu