Call 2015 User Needs in a Multimodal Context

The main reason for this research programme is to gain better knowledge and guidance of how to promote multimodality in the transport system.

The aim is to advance national road authorities’ understanding of transport users’ motives and needs for choosing different transport modes as well as of the impacts of appropriate incentives for a modal shift. The call has three sub-themes:

  1. Multimodality for a decrease in car usage
  2. Consideration of vulnerable road users in a multimodal context
  3. Impact of new technologies on modal choice

The programme is currently funding two projects.

STTRIDE – Smarter Travel Technology Review for Investment DEcisions

STTRIDE is addressing how best to use technological advances to deliver positive modal shift. The project will review travellers’ needs and understand the role of emerging technology in meeting those needs. The study will draw together disparate existing foresight research for fresh macroeconomic and impact analysis. STTRIDE will then provide a high level toolkit of investment options for authorities with a clear set of enablers, barriers, probable impacts and priorities which need to be considered. The project will also develop a European evaluation framework for consistent evidence collation of new technologies and pilot the viability of this approach before publishing guidance.

Project Results to date and further information:

ISAAC – StImulating sAfe wAlking And Cycling

The ISAAC project develops evidence-based recommendations to achieve modal shift in favour of walking and cycling – without compromising road safety, social security and comfort. The project brings together research findings and expertise from relevant disciplines including health and care, environment, transport and urban planning and traffic safety. The project is developing tools to help administrations identify the most effective and appropriate road safety measures for their city. The tools consist of an interactive checklist and guidelines for local and regional policy makers. The instrument advises based on local conditions; on current travel patterns and modal split, road safety, the road environment, population and policy ambitions. Implementation costs are also considered in the recommendations. The guide will provide tailored suggestions for appropriate interventions, considering several characteristics of cities, their ambitions and target groups related to modal shift.

Project results to date and further information:

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