Challenge / Goal
Supported by new approaches and technologies, Turku committed a case study to test and utilize the developed co-operation model and new technologies to enhance smart inter-modal solutions in public transport planning, particularly park and ride, in the Turku region. The City of Turku and the Regional Council of Southwest Finland also developed and established a mobility barometer to increase knowledge of citizens’ satisfaction of sustainable mobility infrastructure and mobility services.
A detailed report on interactive and participatory planning has been authored describing new ways and methods to carry out participatory and interactive planning processes. The ‘mobility barometer’ survey was carried out from March to May 2017. The survey asked for feedback about the region’s transport system targets and goals. It was an online survey which the region’s citizens were invited to take. More than 3,500 responses were received that have now been analysed.
The planning phase for park and ride scheme has begun and was finalised in spring 2018. A consultant has been contracted to support the identification of the region’s Park and ride demand and to develop a concept for planning and implementation. The planning process of the scheme included new participatory methods, such as a map survey on the potential parking spaces, a workshop for stakeholders, interactive steering group meetings, and negotiations with representatives for trade. In addition, an online collaboration tool has been used for internal and external meetings.
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Regional Council of Southwest Finland, City of Turku, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Facilitating citizen engagement
Enhanced data collection