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New and Innovative Concepts for Helping European Transport Sustainability - Towards Implementation

Objective

NICHES+ aims to network actors engaged in developing innovative urban transport concepts. This proposal relates to the successful previous NICHES project, with similar objectives, but different topics. Both share the mission to stimulate a debate on innovative urban transport between stakeholders from different sectors, to promote the most promising new concepts from their current niche position to a mainstream urban transport application. NICHES+ will explore innovative urban transport concepts, which are high on the European & local agenda, while also looking into the needs of its potential users and implementers, i.e. concepts to increase accessibility to urban mobility options; concepts to increase the use & efficiency of infrastructure & interchanges; concepts to exploit functionalities of urban traffic management centres; concepts for automated & space efficient transport. These topics add to the work started under NICHES, which already examined a set of innovative concepts and successfully promoted them. NICHES+ will collect information & encourage networking by gathering urban transport experts in Working Group meetings. Selected concepts will be looked at in terms of their transferability to ensure wider replication. The project will develop policy notes for decision makers, implementation scenarios for selected cities and site visit programmes to promote the concepts. Recommendations for further research on urban transport innovation will be formulated. The project will work directly with cities, developing implementation scenarios for integrating innovative concepts in urban policies and move from the development of innovative mobility solutions to practical implementation. The added value of funding NICHES+, which can build on the basis of its predecessor project NICHES, is that a substantial coordination platform for innovative urban transport will continue to expand. Synergies between the 2 projects will help to achieve results in a very efficient way.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Address
Rue Du Trône 98
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 521 783
Administrative Contact
Gabriela Barrera (Ms.)

Participants (5)

RUPPRECHT CONSULT-FORSCHUNG & BERATUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 298
Address
Clever Strasse 13 15
50668 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angéla Rupprecht (Ms.)
EUROCITIES ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 556
Address
Square De Meeus 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Silke Moschitz (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 610
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Place (Ms.)
TRANSMAN Consulting for Transport System Management Ltd
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 80 036
Address
Hercegprimas U 10
H-1051 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janos Monigl (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 795
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Amanda Coe (Ms.)