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Urban RESEARCH: ICARO Click here to browse the final summary report

Project Acronym: ICARO
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Increase of Car Occupancy through innovative measures and technical instruments
Main contractor: UNIVERSITAT FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Type organisation: Education
Country: AT
Start date & duration: 1997-01-01 - 27 months
Area: Urban
Relevant tasks: 5.2.17
Total cost in kECUs: 2040
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 1053


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The overall aim of ICARO is to investigate the measures and instruments that can increase car occupancy. ICARO will focus on transport policy research and will deliver valuable and accessible recommendations and guidelines on how to increase car occupancy at both local and national levels. ICARO will carry out a combination of both research and demonstrations, concentrating on the latter. The objectives of ICARO are: (1) to identify best practices concerning technical instruments and organisational measures to increase private car occupancy; (2) to identify and understand the institutional, legal and cultural framework necessary for increasing car occupancy. There may be considerable differences between countries with respect to the acceptance of measures and instruments; (3) to carry out a number of real life demonstrations on techniques and measures that can increase private car occupancy. These demonstrations will involve a mix of innovative and technical measures. The demonstrations will be carried out in 4 European countries. The demonstrations will concentrate on simple and easy to implement schemes on the one hand and on HOV-lanes as a technical measure on the other hand. In addition there will be studies that will analyse through modelling (changes in) the use of HOV-lanes (Saloniki, Salzburg, Leeds, Madrid); (4) to investigate substitute behaviour that might occur as an undesired effect of schemes for increasing the car occupancy; (5) to set up a methodology for selecting the right measures and instruments; (6) to disseminate the results to all interested parties.

Demo Sites:

Leeds (UK), Salzburg (AT), Brussels (BE), Graz (AT)

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
There are links with other EU-projects like MOMENTUM and MOSAIC.


Participants

Organisation Type Country
UNIVERSITAT FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN Education AT
LEEDS CITY COUNCIL Other GB
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID Education ES
LANGZAAM VERKEER VZW Research Organisation BE
HIGHWAYS AGENCY Other GB
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS Education GB
AUSTRIAN MOBILITY RESEARCH Research Organisation AT
TRAJECT C.V. Other BE
DS DATA SCIENCE AG Industry CH
NEA - TRANSPORTONDERZOEK EN -OPLEIDING Research Organisation NL
TRIAS SA CONSULTING Industry GR
CENTRE D'ETUDES TECHNIQUES DE L'EQUIPEMENT DE L'EST ADMINISTRATION Other FR
center FOR CLEAN AIR POLICY Other CZ

Coordinator's name: Prof. Gerd SAMMER
Address: UNIVERSITAT FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Peter Jordan Strasse, 82
1190 Wien
AT
Tel: +43-1-476545301
Fax: +43-1-476545344
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Marcel ROMMERTS
Tel: +32-2-2955334
Fax: +32-2-2954349
 
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