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

Project Acronym: MIMIC
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: MOBILITY INTERMODALITY AND INTERCHANGES
URL: http://www.interchanges.co.uk
Main contractor: REGIONE LAZIO
Type organisation: Other
Country: IT
Start date & duration: 1998-01-01 - 18 months
Area: Urban
Relevant tasks: 5.3.20
Total cost in kECUs: 950
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 610


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

MIMIC is a cross-sectional project aimed at providing: - a global and exhaustive picture of present and potential effectiveness and implementation issues relating to public transport interchanges, - recommendations and guidelines for the planning, assessment and implementation of public transport interchanges. The project focus is twofold: 1. Identification of subjective and objective measures and their assessment in relation to attractiveness of interchange, cost-effectiveness of the solutions and benefits to the different players. Four levels are examined: (i) general transport policy measures (pull and push) that can affect the interchange attractiveness; (ii) characteristics of the surrounding area and interactions with the transport system; (iii) interfaces between the feeder modes (including bicycle) and the mass transit in the interchange;(iv) human factors from the point of view of the user. 2. Assessment of the state of art and of innovative interchanges in different institutional contexts. Relevant issues include: (i) private and public infrastructure financing; (ii) arrangements between public and private partners to build the infrastructure and provide services; (iii) imputation of costs and collection of utilisation charges.

Demo Sites:

1. Rome, Italy; 2. East London-Stratford, United Kingdom; 3. Tampere, Finland; 4. Copenhagen, Denmark; 5. Bilbao, Spain; 6. Warsaw; Poland.

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
1. GUIDE “Group for Urban Interchanges Development and Evaluation” 2. PIRATE “Promoting Interchange Rationale, Accessibility and Transfer Efficiency”


Participants

Organisation Type Country
REGIONE LAZIO Other     IT
SOCIETÀ TRASPORTI AUTOMOBILISTICI S.P.A. Other     IT
INGEGNERIA DEI TRASPORTI S.R.L Industry     IT
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON Education     GB
TRAFICON LTD Industry     FI
THE CITY OF TAMPERE Other     FI
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS Other     FI
ENGINEERING OFFICE A-TIE LTD Other     FI
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK Education     DK
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF WIEN Education     AT
AYUNTAMIENTO DE BILBAO Other     ES

Coordinator's name: Mr Enzo COCCIA
Address: REGIONE LAZIO
Via Capitan Bavastro, 108
PO Box: CEDEX LAZIO
00154 Roma
IT
Tel: +39-6-51686528
Fax: +39-6-51686067


European Commission Contact Point

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


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