The previously tested and implemented policy responses employing access restrictions, congestion charging or infrastructure provision, seem today unable to address adequately the changes underway in the urban mobility scene.
Any policy responses should take into all stages of the policy lifecycle and should have an eye not only to the present but also to the future.
SPROUT provides a new city-led innovative and data driven policy response to address the impacts of the emerging mobility patterns, digitally-enabled operating and business models, and transport users’ needs.
Starting from an understanding of the transition that is taking place in urban mobility, SPROUT:
- will define the resultant impacts at the sustainability and policy level,
- will harness these through a city-led innovative policy response,
- will build cities’ data-driven capacity to identify, track and deploy innovative urban mobility solutions,
- will navigate future policy by channeling project results at local, regional, national and EU level.
The SPROUT project (Sustainable Policy Response to Urban Mobility Transition) has as its main objective to put cities at the centre of the urban mobility transition. By building on the solutions to urban mobility challenges developed by six pilot cities (Valencia, Padua, Kalisz, Budapest, Tel Aviv, Ningbo (China)), the work of the project will be focused on producing new and practice-based knowledge and tools, which will contribute to an evidence-based and innovative policy response to disruptive innovations in mobility.