21 May 2020

SPROUT identifies a set of drivers of urban mobility transition.

The most innovative aspect of the SPROUT policy-response to address the impacts of the urban mobility transition lies in its city-led nature. This approach implies that such a policy-response is based on a thorough understanding of the transition taking place at city-level in passenger and freight transport.

The project report about Urban Mobility Transition Drivers contributes to this approach by providing an overview of the urban mobility transition drivers and of the level of importance that was assigned to them by each of the SPROUT cities, as well as of the locally relevant stakeholders who are identified as the most important in affecting, or the most affected by, the emerging mobility solutions that each pilot city selected for their pilots. These groups of stakeholders are also the ones that will be involved in the various stages of the co-creation process that leads to the construction of city-specific narrative scenarios.

The drivers included in the selection were identified using the PESTEL (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental, Legal) approach to trend analysis, as well as through a review of the findings of previous related EU-projects.

Concerning the urban mobility stakeholders that were recognized as relevant for the urban mobility transition, special attention was dedicated to vulnerable users, to newly emerged stakeholders, and to the ones who assumed different roles to the traditional ones.

The findings of this report show that the considered importance of drivers differs significantly from city to city, and that most drivers are considered ‘very’ or ‘extremely important’ for at least one city. On average, the drivers ‘political agenda’ ‘urban structure’ ‘climate change’ and ‘local environmental quality’ are considered the most important.

In order to read the full SPROUT report on the Urban Mobility Transition Drivers, click here.