Lisbon creates “Alliance of Innovators” to find bold mobility solutions

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 23 Aug 2019

The European Commission will finance the municipality of Lisbon, providing €4.5 million for the development of a digital data sharing system that will make it possible for the information left by users to be converted into concrete measures to improve the network and the transport system. It is anticipated that the project will mobilise various players in the local innovation ecosystem through the creation of an Alliance of Innovators, to allow the sharing of public and private data, with a view to creating solutions for mobility that meet the needs of those who live, work and visit Lisbon. 

The money from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will be allocated to the city of Lisbon after the municipality competed for the fourth edition of the Innovative Urban Actions contest, an initiative promoted by the French Hauts-de-France region in collaboration with the European Commission. The fund supports ambitious and innovative solutions to address challenges in the area of ​​urban mobility.

Lisbon, together with Gavà (Spain), Heerlen (Netherlands), Ravenna (Italy), Rennes (France), Växjö (Sweden) and Vienna (Austria), was one of the cities chosen in the digital transition category, with the aim of “facilitating user feedback to improve the city's mobility system”.

In Lisbon, a data sharing system using VoxPop will enable, the conversion of information uploaded by users into practical measures to improve the transport system at the planning, operation and maintenance level, while also providing “advanced information services”. The VoxPop urban mobility project will be managed by EMEL aided by Carris, the Lisbon Metro, ARMIS, Beta-i, Deloitte Portugal and OTLIS. The project begins in 2019 and will run for three years. 

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Source: Story first published by Motor24.pt in August

Region: 
Southern Europe
Country: 
Portugal
Topic: 
Urban mobility planning