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).
Project activities involve partners in various roles. The activities are clustered in groups (GoA) in six work packages (WP):
WORK PACKAGE 1
Project Management and Administration (leading: Aalto University)
Improving production logistics and urban logistics (leading: Royal Institute of Technology)
The overall aim of the WP 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.
Scenario-based analysis considering coordination between multiple actors and logistics flows in selected city cases. Inbound and outbound flows of goods for all transport modes, including last-mile transport and handling activities will be analysed.
New ways to improve and manage complex multi-stakeholder cooperation networks involved in the port operations and planning as well as improving port logistics will be explored.
Analysis and modelling of goods transportation in connection with passenger transportation will be conducted in this group of activities.
This group of activities will focus on further development of the Multi-actor Based SUMP Scenario Model by complementing it with comparative analysis of various urban mobility contexts.
Mobility Management and the needs of residents (leading: Aalto University)
The aim of this WP 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.
Aims at a more holistic overview over the solutions for travel demand management, considering all user groups - local residents, local employees, inbound and outbound tourists as well as logistics and other commercial traffic.
The potential conflict points between the local residents and other user groups will be targeted with suitable mobility management action plans.
New ways to integrate the port areas to the surrounding city structures, develop the residential area around port areas and ways to promote sustainable mobility to and around the port areas will be explored.
A shift from private car-based commuting to the use of multimodal public transportation and other active modes of mobility among organizations and their employees will be supported by the use of new solutions and motivational incentives.
Realizing the potential of ITS solutions (leading: ITL DIGITAL LAB)
The focus of this WP 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.
Developing ITS BSR competence network among public and private sector parties through different local and international actions and events.
A real-life concepts and ITS minipilots will be triggered to make specific examples how Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can help HUMPMOBILE BSR City project partners in solving their transport challenges with application of novel technologies.
The activities will be aimed at analysing how to increase the mobility flows using the electronic solutions and promoting the switch towards public and green transport.
Multimodality in Urban Transport and Travel-to-Work areas (leading: Aalto University)
The aim of the WP 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.
Analyzing the new multimodal solutions from the perspective of different stakeholders how each new service fulfils and affects actor's mobility and what kinds of impacts the service has on several levels of sustainability.
Different kinds of multimodal transportation solutions (e.g. MaaS) applied in the Baltic cities will be benchmarked and analysed - resulting in a summary of the common challenges and the description of approaches used for organizing multimodal transportation.
A tool will be developed for decision makers that supports multimodal optimization of transport flows in a restricted area such as transportation hubs along railways or harbours. Simulation models from developed earlier in the HUPMOBILE project will be utilized.
Holistic Urban and Peri-Urban Mobility (leading: Royal Institute of Technology)
The focus of this WP 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 Turku Port area goes through a large-scale regeneration process. This activity will focus on investigating how to reorganize the passenger rail transport to the port area.
The City of Hamburg will evaluate the existing mobility approaches and develop concepts for the challenges that have been left unaddressed (e.g. centrally located mobility hubs cannot solve accessibility issues in suburban and peri-urban areas, too much commuter traffic and logistics run through the city centre etc.), building on the results of the SUMBA project
The focus will be on guiding partner cities through stakeholders' involvement processes and assisting the cities in their work with stakeholders within the core activities of the HUPMOBILE project and beyond.
HUPMOBILE framework aims at contributing to a sustainable change of planning processes with respect to urban mobility.
Well planned external communication on different levels: at local level (citizens, civil servants, other stakeholders), on national level (state authorities, other mobility organisations/practitioners), on BSR-regional level (other BSR cities and mobility practitioners) and on European level (cities, city networks, mobility networks and other practitioners).
The uptake GoA aims at supporting follower cities to adapt and implement the HUPMOBILE solutions in their own environment, thus HUPMOBILE will involve associated cities and follower cities closely from the beginning of the project.
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.