With the aim to “pass on the baton” to other towns and cities willing to carry out research and/or interventions in the field of people-oriented transport and mobility (POTM), the legacy of Cities-4-People will be made available through a set of resources.
The first of these is the Cities-4-People Toolkit of Core Outcome Set (COS) methodology and metrics for People Oriented Transport and Mobility. Within the Cities-4-People project, UCL developed an innovative and replicable co-creation approach to define a common set of evaluation indicators (COS) of what should be measured in relation to the experience of transport and mobility based on the outcomes that matter to people in their daily lives.
The second resource is the Citizen Mobility Kit (CMK). The Kit – which is organised in different “stations” – illustrates the various stages of the collaborative development process and suggests tools and methods that help in each stage. 5 specific Citizens mobility Kits are to be released – one for each pilot area, each of them describing the co-creation and social innovation tools, applications and open-source collaborative technology which were used respectively in every city to support on-site activities. The Kit also functions as a platform to enhance the communication among the participants in the mobility communities and facilitate their engagement in the urban mobility innovation process.
Within the CMK, the Deployment Toolkit & Replication Guide describes in detail the procedures of the Cities-4-People POTM approach, including action plans, obstacles/barriers, key success factors, methods applied, regulatory/legal concerns, hints and tips and a toolkit including blueprints and lessons learned, providing meaningful recommendations to other European cities, regional agencies and policy makers on how they could adopt the Cities-4-People approach, tools and methodology to better support sustainable POTM innovations.
Finally, drawing from the discussions at our last conference “Towards sustainable mobility – one neighbourhood at a time”, we dwell on the 10 Big Messages for co-creation in mobility and at the neighbourhood level elaborated by the participants:
- Utilise the advantages of the neighbourhood level
- Invest in citizen participation
- Educate on the value of co-creation and provide training and resources
- Level the playing field (everybody is an expert, understand the citizens’ needs)
- Be where the people are
- Allow experiments
- Ensure diversity and inclusivity in communities
- Manage expectations
- Evaluate and value the interpersonal and social results
- Look at the big picture
These 10 Big Messages will be included in a publication that will soon be circulated.
All Cities-4-People resources will soon be available on the CIVITAS Urban Mobility Tool Inventory!