The SPROUT project is conducted according to a methodology that comprises the following stages:

Understanding transition in urban mobility

With the objective of assessing the current status of urban mobility in SPROUT cities, which will form the basis of the creation of urban mobility scenarios.

Determining the impacts of emerging urban mobility environments

Two scenarios will be built for the two different time-horizons (2025 and 2030), assuming no policy interventions. The scenarios will aim to define expected sustainability and policy impacts of the scenarios; and to be the basis for the setup of the pilots in the 1st layer cities.

Pilots’ setup, running and testing

The feasibility and the sustainability of the new urban mobility solutions by pilot cities will be tested. City-specific policy interventions will be formulated in order to harness the impact of new mobility solutions.

Formulating a city-led innovative policy response

In order to validate the applicability of pilot results to a wider network of cities with different cultural, behavioural and governance circumstances, and to formulate a city-led innovative urban mobility policy response, that can be widely applicable.

Building cities’ policy making capacity

The aim is to develop a comprehensive urban policy response toolbox, to help cities easily recognise appropriate tools for urban policy making and enhance their capacity of deploying innovative urban mobility solutions.

Navigating future policy

The project will provide a proposed policy response for adapting SUMPs at city-level, by channeling the pilot results into the local SUMP, and also at EU level, proposing a revision of the SUMP Guidelines to better integrated topics on emerging mobility solutions.

Project outcomes validation, transfer and exploitation

The project’s outcomes and pilot results will be discussed and validated by relevant stakeholders on the online Open Innovation Community on Urban Mobility Policy platform. The validation mechanisms foreseen by the project also includes the active involvement of validation cities and associated cities.