- Programme: H2020, Call: H2020-MG-2018-2019-2020
- Funding amount: €3 million, of which €550,000 is allocated to Bavaria
- Funding period: 05/2019 – 04/2022
- Coordinator: Sergio Fernández Balaguer, EMT Madrid (Municipal Transport Company of Madrid)
- Project number: 815069
- Website: www.h2020-momentum.eu
MOMENTUM - New models and concepts for a sustainable mobility in European cities
How will we get around cities in the future? Ever-faster technical progress has a major impact here, too. The EU project MOMENTUM is developing analytical and planning tools designed to help cities to respond to technological change with an innovative, sustainable and dynamic urban planning strategy.
New mobility concepts, such as car, bike and scooter sharing, or new technological solutions, like self-driving cars, are hugely promising as approaches to a more sustainable urban transport. However, the acceleration of technological development is also leading to radical changes in urban transport. On the one hand, aspects, such as Internet shopping and home working, are reducing commuter and shopping traffic. At the same time, they are increasing traffic by parcel service providers, changing the times of rush hour, and also giving rise to "modal share". This is the mobility behaviour adopted by people under certain conditions, e.g. what fraction of the residents of a city walk, use the car or bicycle, or take public transport each year. In the future, new technologies, such as self-driving cars, will also give rise to new opportunities and challenges.
Until now, most sustainable urban mobility plans have lacked a clear vision of the complex effects and how the potential of these changes can be used. So, the EU project MOMENTUM wants to create plausible future scenarios for the next decade by developing innovative traffic planning and simulation tools and trialling them in pilot studies. The project is simulating the use of future forms of mobility, such as the use of self-driving cars and their effects on urban transport as a whole, in four European cities (Madrid, Leuven, Thessaloniki, Regensburg). The goal of the consortium is that urban planners will be able to respond faster to radical changes.
As part of this project, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is modelling new mobility solutions and testing the newly-developed modelling approaches in the specific context of Regensburg. TUM is heading the implementation of the planning and decision-making tools in Regensburg developed by MOMENTUM, and supporting the city in the development of a Regensburg case study and analysis of the simulation results.
The city of Regensburg will be contributing its experiences from the development of the Regensburg masterplan on a sustainable urban mobility and heading the specification of the Regensburg case study. It is responsible for gathering data for Regensburg and heads the Regensburg case study.
- Application support for the entire application
- Placement of the City of Regensburg as consortium partner
Dr. Nico Riemann
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