In Cities-4-People we have high expectations because we want to contribute to making cities better places to live in by improving urban and peri-urban mobility through sustainable mobility innovations. Ultimately, we aim to support the visions of the Basque Declaration and the Bremen Declaration: identifying new pathways for creating productive, sustainable, resilient and inclusive EU cities.
No matter what the specific challenges are, we think that the solutions lie in:
1) having citizens participate in the innovation supply chain of their local mobility ecosystems
2) empowering local communities of engaged city changers by offering them the necessary arsenal to interact and innovate.
To this purpose, we have set up Citizen Mobility Communities in five areas across Europe. Through our five pilot programmes we aim to refine and demonstrate the effectiveness of a people-oriented transport and mobility (POTM) approach, finally enabling its uptake in European cities that face similar transport and mobility challenges.
In this way, we also hope to contribute to the production of knowledge regarding the impact of mobility interventions and lead to the creation of novel standards, for instance by co-designing an assessment framework based on the Core Outcome Set (COS) evaluation methodology. You can find out more about our findings by exploring our resources.