(Semi)-rural areas are often excluded from new or green mobility initiatives like car and bike sharing, Uber and large scale 0-emissions transport. Long distances and too few users make these too costly or simply not feasible, so many people use cars. Those who cannot afford/use cars are less likely to get a job or will leave to go to cities. This results in a vicious circle making these areas less attractive for business, or partnerships with big companies from the transport sector. Local authorities in turn often struggle in finding the capacity in staff and financing for green and flexible solutions, which remain heavily subsidised and are not always efficient: an empty electric bus does not reduce overall emissions, and the users’ needs are still not answered. To solve these issues MOVE will take on a new approach in developing innovative and sustainable mobility initiatives through co-creation, bringing together local authorities, knowledge centres, local economic players and (temporary) inhabitants. MOVE will use local specificities to create practical solutions in 4 pilots based on unlikely combinations, with tangible business plans, to be implemented, tested and evaluated. This aims at increasing accessibility, reducing individual cars use, emissions and costs. MOVE will share its best practices in sustainable mobility and governance to increase take-up in other regions and support the greening of the transport sector and stimulate rural areas in the NSR as a whole.Read more
Delivered Outputs (EN):
Output Indicator: Number of new and/ or improved green transport solutions adopted
Total achievement to date: 37
Explanations: Like many projects, the MOVE project first had a so-called start-up period. Of course, a project plan was drawn up with all partners’ input before the formal start-up moment, but then the cooperation began. The activities of the various work packages need to be coordinated before they can start. The planning foresaw when the project plan was overtaken by time on several points.The pilots within the MOVE project are the basis for the 'new and/or improved green transport solutions. The pilot concepts have been adapted according to the wishes and needs of the organisations that have adopted these transport solutions.This is also the strength of the various pilot concepts; among other things, they are scalable.During the last reporting period, four green transport solutions were adopted.E-cycle hub serving the municipality of Sluis (NL)Autodelen.net on behalf of the Riverland Region (BE)Car sharing for the benefit of the municipality of Putte (BE)Well@getting around for the benefit of Sleat Community Trust, Sabhal Mor Ostaig (Gaelic College), and Portree Housing Association.
Level of achievement: Output Indicator: Number of enterprises participating in cross-border, transnational or interregional research projects
Total achievement to date: 62
Explanations: The MOVE partners have intensive contact with their network partners and stakeholders inside and outside the project.During this project period, the following companies joined the cooperation MOVE.The HZ is heavily involved in developing and implementing a new E-cycle Hub. The E-cycle came about through the cooperation of the Province of Zeeland, Sluis municipality, 'Zeeuws Fietsverhuur, Westerschelde Ferry and Movelo.'Zeeuws Fietsverhuur' is a bicycle cooperative in which several Zeeland bicycle rental companies participate.The municipality of Sluis now has four e-bike hubs with ten e-bikes each. The e-bike hubs have been realised in the coastal towns of Breskens, Nieuwvliet, Cadzand and Sluis. The e-bikes can be used by anyone, both residents and tourists. It is also possible to combine different transport initiatives, for example, by taking the ferry from Vlissingen to Breskens, using the e-bike there and cycling to Cadzand. The e-bike hubs are located at the boarding point of the ferry 'Westerschelde Ferry' and bus stations.New collaborations within the MOVE project for HZ are the municipality of Sluis, ' Zeeuws Fietsverhuur', Movelo and the Westerschelde Ferry.During this period, the municipality of Middelburg entered into a collaboration with GVZ (municipal transport centre) regarding implementation plans for sustainable shared transport.Following on from the previous reporting period, in the Mechelen region, the 'car sharing' concept was awarded to Klimaan and Share4Mobility. This also created a new partnership for IGEMO. Klimaan is a citizen’s cooperative. Share4Mobility is a network organisation of car dealers. The charging points plot of the tender was awarded to Blue Corner. The evidence is all in the annexes of the former indicator.Partner Advier put IGEMO in touch with Info.nl and Engie/tractabel regarding the plans related to community building and shared service about the development of new research on sustainable mobility.
Level of achievement: Output Indicator: Number of research institutions participating in cross-border, transnational or interregional research projects
Total achievement to date: 5
Explanations: At the start of the project, only some partners were familiar with or experienced with cross-border cooperation with research institutions.The research institutions within the MOVE project did have experience with cross-border cooperation at the start of the MOVE project. This knowledge and expertise were also widely used within the MOVE project.During its lifetime, several collaborations have been established, both within the MOVE project and other international projects focusing on sustainable mobility. In this way, exchanging knowledge and expertise occurs between different projects.An event such as the annual NSR conference also contributes to meeting potential new cooperation partners. These events are precious for expanding the existing network.The following cross-border collaborations with research institutions took place during the MOVE term.In addition to the MOVE Interreg project, Ghent University and the Intelligent system engineering team are participating in an H2020 project (TMaaS - Traffic Management as a Service) on a related topic and are contributing to another H2020 project (ReVeAll - Regulating Vehicle Access for improved Liveability) from July
2019. Both projects are cross-border, transnational or interregional research projects.The Smart Mobility Research Group (SMRG) of the Chair of Information Management at the University of Goettingen participates in the accompanying cross-border, transnational and interregional research efforts within MOVE.Within the MOVE pilot Well@Getting Around, there has been close cooperation with the University of the Highlands and Islands. The University and two of its colleges - Inverness College and Sabhal Mor Ostaig - were involved in this pilot project.Bournemouth University - HZ is a knowledge partner in the SAIL project (Interreg 2 Seas). Within this project, unexpected combinations between the leisure sector and the health industry have also been used to stimulate liveability. Knowledge sharing and reuse of research results are of added value.Within the project PROFIT (Interreg 2 Zeeen), there is close cooperation with the Flemish Knowledge Centre Westtoer. The experience with a digital interactive data analysis platform accessible to SMEs and with sustainable innovation methodology (service design) was also actively used again for the MOVE project.Cooperation has also been established with Greenwich University (UK) in the new FACET (Interreg 2 Seas) project. In this project, HZ shares knowledge on using research results and data.Through the MOVE pilots in Northeim, the University of Dresden has shown interest in the research of the research institutions, University of Ghent and Goettingen and HZ. Opportunities for cooperation are being explored.Lund University is involved in cross-border FIMO research in Denmark and Sweden. Gate21 is also engaged as a partner in this project, and they have linked the knowledge from both projects.During the regional authority symposium in Denmark, Lund University also participated in HZ's session. Lund University is now involved in developing a new project on sustainable mobility. Lund University is also in consultation with Advier about the governance of Mobilityhubs.In mid-2022, talks started with various parties for a new NSR sustainable mobility project. These include IGEMO, the University of Ghent and HZ. This has led to a collaboration with the Northern French research institute Cerema. The project will most likely start in
2023.The HZ has also submitted a new project application within the Interreg Flanders-Netherlands programme. The HZ once again cooperates with Ghent University and Thomas More University College Antwerp. This project is about making the future Geopark Schelde Delta more sustainable, where attention is paid to sustainable mobility, accessibility and (re)distribution of tourist flows.
Level of achievement: Output Indicator: Number of organizations/ enterprises adopting new solutions by project end
Total achievement to date: 37
Explanations: The MOVE project started in September
2018. The project first had a so-called start-up period. The pilot partners in the project naturally had ideas about the pilots. Still, this also required expertise and support from the knowledge partners, for developing methodologies and tools, for example. In addition, in some cases, the timeline turned out to be unrealistic because dependencies in the process had only sometimes been taken into account. Nevertheless, several pilot concepts were adopted by several organisations.Transnational cooperation and connection were mainly present in developing and creating the pilot concepts. Here, the MOVE partners were involved as experts, disruptive thinkers and advisors.In this reporting period, the municipality of Sluis implemented the e-bike hub concept; the basis for this concept was the HZ Bed&Bike pilot. This E-bike hub is a collaboration between the Province of Zeeland, Sluis municipality, 'Zeeuws Fietsverhuur', Movelo and Westerschelde Ferry.A government contract, 'Region Rivierenland,' was formulated for IGEMO's Autodelen.net pilot concept. This contract was awarded to Coopstroom and its partners Share4Mobility and Klimaan.In addition, the municipality of Putte recently started a carsharing project. This is partly due to IGEMO's knowledge transfer and involvement.For Well@Getting Around, Sleat Community Trust and Sabhal Mor Ostaig (Gaelic College) took over the use of the electric car, and Portree Housing Association took over the use of the electric car after the MOVE pilot project ended.Developments are still ongoing in several MOVE regions, but we have yet to discuss adopting green mobility solutions and have not yet been confirmed. However, the existing experiences have attracted positive attention in partner regions.Some other developments at the moment are the following. The municipality of Northeim is re-examining whether to offer its employees official use of the vehicles in the future. Based on the evaluation at the end of the project, it has become clear to the city that it should support the project more intensively by becoming an anchor customer in the future.The municipal utilities will operate an e-car sharing in Northeim in the near future. They have learnt from the project and gained momentum from the pilot to develop their own.Through Advier's advisory and stimulating role, the municipality of Culemborg is working on a shared mobility concept in a new-build project.The municipality of Enschede is looking for opportunities for green, sustainable and shared transport.Dordrecht municipality aims to reduce the use of the main road to a central bridge. Alternatively, road space is being utilised through placemaking.In Zwolle, a new bus service has been launched to serve areas that had no public transport.Reported by The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership:HITRANS, Sleat Development Trust and The Highland Council have approved the new delivery of freight solutions in Sleat.
Level of achievement: Output Indicator: Number of organizations/ enterprises informed about new solutions by project end
Total achievement to date: 22808
Explanations: During the lifetime of MOVE, several meetings occurred with the various pilots in the different MOVE regions.As far as possible, we combined the partner meetings with company visits; this allowed us to look at these companies and inform them about the MOVE project. We also shared our knowledge at a joint conference in Scotland on 24 September 2019, where MOVE and Stronger Combined partners met. And also at the conference organised by Gate21 for their Danish and Swedish stakeholders and interested parties on 28 September
2021.Unfortunately, they faced a pandemic during the course of MOVE. This forced them to make more use of online communication channels, online meetings, etc. We started emailing more, using online newsletters, etc.It turned out that communicating online is also a skill. For us as partners in the MOVE project, but also for our partners, stakeholders and other stakeholders in the pilots and the region.The online contact moments are related to the delivered products and other activities and are therefore not counted in this output to avoid double counting.
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