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HUPMOBILE - towards integrated green urban mobility of people and goods

HUPMOBILE's objective is to provide a holistic approach to the planning, implementation, optimisation and management of integrated, sustainable mobility solutions in Baltic Sea port cities. Mobility in this context includes both people and goods (i.e. freight, cargo logistics and delivery). Concrete examples of innovations addressed are greener urban logistics and combinations of goods- and passenger traffic, intelligent traffic systems-based services, tools for stakeholder participation, and new tools for transportation mobility management and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). 


  • Funding programme: INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
  • Priority: 3.5 Urban Mobility 
  • Partners: 7 partners from Finland, Germany, Estonia, Sweden, and Latvia
  • Lead Partner: Aalto University 
  • Duration: January 2019 - December 2021
  • Budget: 2.0 million € (European Regional Development Fund: 1.5 million €)



Project activities involve partners in various roles. The activities are clustered in groups (GoA) in six work packages (WP):


Project Management and Administration (leading: Aalto University)



Improving production logistics and urban logistics (leading: Royal Institute of Technology)

The overall aim of the work package is to develop and propose a planning approach and tools focusing on the flow of goods in the urban areas. It will analyse the inbound  and outbound transport flows and their interaction and impact on other transportation flows. 



Mobility Management and the needs of residents (leading: Aalto University) 

The aim of this work package is to understand the overall situation in passenger traffic in and around ports by looking into everyday mobility of the residents living close to ports, traffic flows from passenger ports, and commuting to companies in the port area. 



Realizing the potential of ITS solutions (leading: ITL DIGITAL LAB)

The focus of this work package is on matching internationally the public sector challenges with private sector competencies in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS) and supporting the development of international competence networks of smart mobility in the Baltic Sea Region. 



Multimodality in Urban Transport and Travel-to-Work areas (leading: Aalto University)

The aim of the work package is to support multimodal transportation, increase the utilization of the existing infrastructure and thereby reduce private car dependency especially in areas connected to ports - as different periodical transportation needs together with private car-based mobility in these areas creates congestion and health hazards.



Holistic Urban and Peri-Urban Mobility (leading: Royal Institute of Technology)

The focus of this work package is on a urban and peri-urban mobility solutions including corresponding business and operational models as well as the HUPMOBILE dissemination and uptake activities. 



The HUPMOBILE outputs would include the overall HUPMOBILE framework as a modular online planning tool, as well as a variety of mobility concepts to be promoted for external uptake. All outputs will be tested by the concrete planning and piloting activities of the HUPMOBILE partner cities. The most successful and promising solutions will be included in the framework. Major urban mobility stakeholders such as city authorities, as well as infrastructure providers and transport providers will be enabled to assess and integrate innovative mobility options into their mobility management plans and policies. These plans and policies will be aimed at supporting the transition from private car-based mobility to more sustainable mobility. HUPMOBILE framework will allow the planning and implementation of well-functioning interfaces and links in urban- and peri-urban transport through taking into account the different transportation flows in the local context. The expected capability increase in public authorities and institutions will be a key catalyst for the uptake of more environmentally friendly transport solutions in BSR cities and regions.