The SPROUT project stands out from other projects for the particular attention dedicated to creating a fully-fledged understanding of the current transition in urban mobility and the impacts brought by this transition on the local governance and sustainability.
This understanding is the starting point for a city-led innovative policy response to disruptive innovation in mobility, that can be based on data and tailored to local specificities and needs.
In this context, one of the first output of the SPROUT project is a report that gathers a series of factors identified by the SPROUT pilot and validation cities, as an overarching framework that will be used to collect data at local level on several aspects of passenger and freight urban mobility. The result of this work is the construction of an urban mobility transition inventory, whichwill support local authorities to build a comprehensive overview of current mobility status, and to understand as well as to anticipate the urban mobility transition.
The selection of the factors that compose this inventory is based on a review of a variety of sources, especially previous EU initiatives in the field of urban mobility and logistics. Three categories of elements included in the inventory can be identified:
- Key Performance Indicators for the definition of current and future state of urban mobility
- Drivers that influence the urban mobility transition from the current to the future
- Urban mobility stakeholders affecting or affected by the transition
These components are used in the SPROUT project to construct an image of the current state of mobility in pilot and validation cities involved in SPROUT and they will constitute the basis for city-specific analysis and benchmarking, which ultimately aim at developing and testing informed policy responses to the new challenges brought by disruptive innovation in mobility.
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