The SOLUTIONS project has laid the groundwork for a transition into a network – to keep alive the valuable collaborations on sustainable urban mobility it has created and help deliver on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda. The new SOLUTIONS Network will broaden the original project’s partnerships by inviting additional organisations that are working on implementing sustainable urban mobility actions across the world.
SOLUTIONS and UEMI will link their activities to boost their impact, and also create new partnerships to develop targeted concepts and pilot projects for sustainable urban mobility solutions.
About the SOLUTIONS project
SOLUTIONS aims to support the exchange on innovative and green urban mobility solutions between cities from Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. The project brings together a wealth of experience and technical knowledge from international organisations, consultants, cities, and experts involved in transport issues and solutions. The project’s overall objective is to make a substantial contribution to the uptake of innovative and green urban mobility solutions across the world by facilitating dialogue and exchange, promoting successful policy, providing guidance and tailored advice to city officials, and fostering future cooperation on research, development and innovation. The activities are organised around six themes:
Transport is a key enabler of economic activity and social connectivity. While providing essential services to society, transport is also an important part of the economy and it is at the core of a number of major sustainability challenges, such as climate change, air quality, safety, energy, security and efficiency in the use of resources (EC 2011: Transport White Paper).
The overall mission of SOLUTIONS is to support the up-take of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions in Europe and other regions in the world, in particular in Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. SOLUTIONS aims to bridge the “implementation gap” between the potential of innovative sustainable mobility and transport solutions and packages of solutions and the actual level of up-take and quality of the deployment mechanisms. SOLUTIONS will focus on testing the transferability of innovative sustainable mobility solutions around six thematic clusters, summarised on the right. SOLUTIONS as coordinating action will build strongly on previous and on-going projects and initiatives. SOLUTIONS stands for Sharing Opportunities for Low carbon Urban transporTatION. This coordination and support action project is financed under the FP7 programme theme SST.2013.3-2 (Implementing innovative and green urban transport solutions in Europe and beyond). SOLUTIONS' overall objective is to make a substantial contribution to the uptake of innovative sustainable mobility solutions in cities across the world by:
Facilitating dialogue and creating networking opportunities, and sharing experience
Promoting successful urban policy solutions from around the world
Providing guidance and tailored advice to city officials through several regional analys
Fostering future cooperation on research, development and implementation
Assess the transferability of sustainable urban mobility solutions from Europe, Asia and Latin America
Assess the potential for uptake in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean and develop recommendations for future research
Foster the implementation of sustainable urban mobility solutions in China, India, Brasil and Mexico
Key project results
Stocktake report on sustainable urban mobility solutions from Europe, Asia, Latin America
Feasibility studies for four cities in China, India, Mexico and Brasil
Guidelines on the uptake of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions and technologies in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean
Recommendations for the European Commission on future research opportunities