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CIVITAS ECCENTRIC

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Financed by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, CIVITAS ECCENTRIC is a four-year project that develops smart mobility. Within CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, the cities of Madrid, Stockholm, Munich, Turku and Ruse are working together to overcome challenges related to mobility in suburban districts and achieving city logistics that is clean, silent, and CO2 emission-free - two important areas that have historically received less attention in urban mobility policies.

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Use Cases

Introduce biogas for heavy-duty freight vehicles

Within this measure, the City of Turku cooperated with relevant stakeholders in order to promote the use of biogas for heavy duty freight vehicles.

Bike Sharing and Car Sharing Schemes in Turku

A pilot bike sharing system (BSS), with 300 bicycles and 37 stations, has implemented in Turku. This measure will provide the first BSS in Turku.

Electrification of the municipal fleet in Turku

10 different electric vehicles (e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, e-vans, e-cars) were tested together with different awareness raising methods for e-mobility in different city departments.

Introduction of electric public transport

The City of Turku has introduced new electric buses in the public transport fleet to reach the goal of becoming CO2 neutral by 2029.

Integrated ticketing and information system for smart mobility

The city of Turku created a new open data interface and platform into which the ticketing system of the public transport system is incorporated.

Easy, safe and comfortable cycling and walking around the year

The objective of this measure is to increase the year-round traffic flows of cycling and walking by making the current infrastructure easier, safer and more comfortable to use

Smart multimodal mobility services

In this measure, the city of Turku catalyzes and pilots the development of a MaaS system and services in the city of Turku.

Adaptive parking management based on energy efficiency and occupancy

The Municipality of Madrid designed a smart parking management scheme, including giving priority to HOVs and clean vehicles, and specific parking regulations to encourage good and sustainable urban delivery operations.

Mobility management strategies for vulnerable groups

The Municipality of Madrid aims at developing meaningful policy guidelines to address mobility management for vulnerable groups (elderly and children), thus shifting urban mobility in the outskirts from the dominance of car use to active trips and increasing safety in the outskirts of the city.

Open platform for multimodal mobility information and services

This Use Case is to develop an integrated Open Data mobility platform, gathering and providing information from all transport modes, prioritizing the more sustainable ones.

Innovative and participative approach to traffic safety

The city of Madrid conducted a comprehensive road safety study in the demonstration area, complemented by a GIS-based tool and public participation to boost road safety.

Consolidation Centre with Electric Vehicles and Local Regulations for Clean Urban Freight Logistics

The measure tested the advantages of urban freight distribution based on a new urban freight consolidation centre, using electric vans, compared to current practice, serving the logistics needs of shops located in the city centre.

Electric and hybrid electric buses for public transport

At least six new electric buses were introduced to Madrid’s existing bus fleet and being tested in real-life conditions in the city’s living lab. The main goal is to use a clean bus fleet in areas which lack high-quality public transport service.

Test fleets, policy incentives and campaigns for the uptake of electric vehicles

The City of Madrid aimed to foster the use of electric vehicles (EVs) by local companies, through expanding charging network and testing electric vehicles with Madrid’s Municipal Transport Enterprise.

Neighbourhood oriented concierge system

The Use Case is to develop a partnership with logistic service providers and set up a Concierge Service for the Domagkpark housing area in Munich.

Beacon-based indoor routing as a mobility service app

The simplification of the transitions between the individual means of transportation is a challenge for the multimodal mobility. In this measure the focus is on special transportation needs of deaf and blind persons.

Community information and participation portal

A central internet platform for all citizens, companies and institutions of the project area Domagkpark and Parkstadt Schwabing serves as a communication channel to provide information, service and tips on the subject of mobility in the district.

Night-time deliveries using clean and silent vehicles

The City of Stockholm is implementing a new silent night-time delivery scheme including the electric plug-in van to investigate the effects of goods delivery during night versus daytime and the implications and regulatory requirements of lifting the ban on night deliveries.

Smart and flexible parking using new technology

The city of Stockholm is piloting two semi-automatic systems for on-street parking surveillance.

Park & Ride system in the peripheral district

The city of Ruse implemented a Park & Ride strategy in the Druzhba district, currently affected by high traffic volumes and deteriorated public space due to the high number of cars parked on streets and other public areas.

Safe pavements with cycle paths toward the city centre

The Municipality of Ruse and the non-governmental organisation-CSDCS, carry out research of good practice and innovative solutions on designs of safe pavements in Druzhba, with the aim to decrease the number of road accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists.

Introduction of ‘Good Night’ Line to Druzhba

This Use Case is to provide public transport service during the night in Druzhba. It consists of the creation of the new night bus line “Good night” and the promotion of the new service. The main output is the creation of new nightline service, which satisfies the needs of citizens.

Development of an integrated e-bike sharing scheme

The reduction of the individual car use and the availability of multimodal mobility for everybody is a challenge for the future. The focus of this Use Case is on the development of a carrier e-bike for mobility-impaired people.

Providing secure pedestrian crossings

The existing pedestrian crosswalks in the peripheral district of Druzhba are not secure enough and present high risk for accidents leading to injuries and fatalities. This measure is to reduce the number of road accidents and to make walking a safer and more desirable way of travelling in this area.

Mobile app and internet portal for public transport

The City of Ruse has developed an internet portal and a mobile app providing information to its citizens and guests about the timetables and routes of public transport lines. 

Analysis of public transport demand and reorganisation of the network in Druzhba

This measure aimed to provide demand-oriented, fast, regular and reliable public transport services to and from the city centre.

Information, Training and Awareness Raising measure in Ruse

The main objective of this measure is to create a basic awareness of the needs and benefits of sustainable mobility in the city of Ruse and its importance for increasing the quality of life.

Promote the installation of electric vehicle charging in multifamily housing

The aim of the measure is to inspire and help interested citizens as well as owner of parking facilities with facts and practical advice on how to install EV charging facilities in multifamily houses.

Miljofordon.se - the Swedish clean vehicle portal

This website is Sweden’s leading source for facts on environmentally classified cars, light and heavy trucks, clean fuels, and the regulation of and incentives for clean vehicles. It will be developed and updated regularly with more information, for example about electric vehicle charging.

Enabling cycling outside the city centre

The Bicycle Master Plan (2008-2016) is being updated by the City of Madrid. This measure will contribute to reducing overall car trips, decarbonising mobility in Madrid and thereby improving the overall health and air quality of the city.

High-level public transport service corridors in peripheral districts

The objective is to provide an efficient service in order to increase the bus patronage in areas that are suffering a lack of high-quality public transport connectivity and offer.

Prototype for an ultra-low-emission cargo vehicle

Within this measure, Madrid City Council cooperated with AVIA, a vehicle manufacturer, to develop a prototype of a 12-ton electric cargo vehicle adapted to the specific needs of Madrid’s urban delivery sector.

Pedestrian strategy for walkable districts

Two pilot actions were implemented to improve conditions for pedestrians in the car-oriented neighbouring districts of Puente de Vallecas and Villa de Vallecas.

Participatory mobility planning

The City of Turku and the Regional Council of Southwest Finland developed new planning approaches and tested the possibilities made available by new technologies and social networks (mobile apps, social media) for interactive and participatory planning.

Urban corridor cases as pilots for sustainable urban mobility

This measure aimed to develop planning processes which enable and support a car independent lifestyle in the Kupittaa district.

Mobility Subscription on local travel in Stockholm

In Stockholm, UbiGo is developing and aiming to launch one of the world’s first real MaaS services. The service is built on a flexible subscription model that can meet the everyday travel needs of entire households.

Offering a test fleet of e-bikes and cargo bikes

This measure consists in offering companies and residents in Årsta the possibility to test E-cargo bikes for a limited period of time in order to find out whether, and to what extent, these vehicles provide a viable mobility option.

Speeding up core bus routes

The city of Stockholm is working with regional partners to adapt methodologies used to speed up inner city core bus routes. This measure aimed to reduce journey times and increase punctuality along these routes.

Charging Master Plan for Electric Vehicles in Stockholm

The City of Stockholm aims to develop a charging Master Plan to oversee and complement the infrastructural development for EVs charging in order to ensure that it is effectively meet the needs of all drivers, including business users.

Electric van test fleets for craftsmen and delivery companies

The City of Stockholm and partners aim to tackle prejudices against EVs by inviting 20 business in the craft, delivery, and taxi sectors to try electric vans for one year. These businesses will be able to lease an electric van for the same cost as a fossil fuel-powered van.

Consolidating municipal freight and excavated materials in Stockholm

This measure aimed at reducing goods deliveries and hence creating a more accessible and less congested city.

Sustainable City Logistics - Cargo bikes for last mile delivery

This Use Case aimed to find a feasible solution to reduce the delivery of goods by cars and trucks in the city centre. Several kinds of boxes and logistic systems were tested out in cooperation with delivery companies.

E-mobility stations for the Domagkpark district and centre-periphery integration

Mobility stations, as part of traffic and mobility planning, are a new concept. They enable cost-effective and flexible access to different modes of transport. Two mobility stations are therefore established in the project area.

Software-controlled road safety management

With this measure, the city of Munich aims to develop and demonstrate the potential of a new and innovative software-controlled road safety management.

The Luftlotse app for Munich’s Living Lab

The app includes corresponding local offers such as ride sharing companies, electric mobility services or a gateway to relevant public transport. In addition the app includes other mobility related information for the area and a function to display a heat map of exhaust pollution in the city lab.

Electric lightweight vehicles – One for all

Electric multi-purpose vehicle is ideal for inner city, with a battery swapping system. This Use Case aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of operating such a theoretical model in a city through implementation of the Adaptive City Mobility (ACM) concept. 

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Car Sharing Platforms

GoMore and Snappcar are delivering Peer-to-Peer (P2P) car sharing platforms, making it simple to adopt a car light lifestyle in the City of Stockholm.

Photographer: Sven Lindwall

Using inland waterways to transport aggregates

Stockholm plans to remove transport from roads in central parts of the city and use waterways instead.

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