Mobilizing people for active inclusive low carbon mobility
MATCH-UP together with other two Interreg Europe Projects working on low-carbon and sustainable mobility – OptiTrans and e-smartec – has organised, in the framework of the EU Week of Cities and Regions 2020, the Participatory Lab “Mobilizing people for active low carbon mobility”.
The Lab aimed to share Good Practices and Policies on behavioural changes and other initiatives towards accessible, inclusive, and low-carbon mobility among the 3 involved projects and with the other participants.
The event hosted a series of talks presenting the three projects and interesting Good Practices gathered in different European Cities and Regions on behavioural change towards active low carbon mobility.
After that, the discussion took place in 3 different round tables, where participants had the possibility to discuss with project partners on barriers and opportunities given by involving citizens in co-designing urban and mobility policies, sharing experiences, solutions, and successes achieved.
Take away message
The workshop has highlighted the importance of working on participation as a key point for behavioural change into active mobility. We need to engage all actors that are part of this process, from the managing authorities and stakeholders level to citizens. In particular, citizens are the essential subject that should be actively involved since the beginning and from a very young age in order to achieve a real and wider behavioural influence and make the future more actively mobile.
“…what we want to do is to create a long-lasting change when it comes to awareness behaviour toward active mobility and to start from a very young age (…) and there will need a stronger political support”
Alessia Giorgiutti - POLIS Network
“It was a very participatory discussion. I think there’s a lot of common problems and a lot of good ideas out there. So, looking forward to the future of people being more actively mobile!”
Rose Power - Southern Regional Assembly
“For what concern how to empower people we collect some keywords like management about the need to have a mix of actions, so not only in one direction, (…) and to work a lot on communication so to inform people, and to make also the places and the transport modes more accessible”
Simona Tondelli - University of Bologna