SMARTA 2 was created to design, pilot and assess smart, shared mobility solutions interconnected with public transport in four rural areas of Europe: East Tyrol (Austria), Trikala (Greece), Águeda (Portugal) and Brasov (Romania).
The type of services to be piloted (i.e. carpooling, carsharing and e-bike sharing) will be customised to each rural area’s geographical features, populations and mobility challenges. All piloted solutions will be assessed under a robust evaluation framework developed together with the team of SMARTA, another ongoing project on rural mobility.
The goal of SMARTA 2 is to explore how sustainable shared mobility can be best promoted across Europe and develop a set of practical recommendations for stakeholders in the field of mobility and transport. In a nutshell, SMARTA 2 will:
- Analyse the current mobility landscape in East Tyrol, Trikala, Águeda, and Brasov.
- Prepare the ground and set-up smart shared mobility services in the pilot-areas, following a participatory approach.
- Organise targeted communication campaigns and develope behavioural incentives to support the uptake of services.
- Monitor and evaluate the pilots’ operation and performance through dedicated data collection methods.
- Explore why each demonstrator worked (or not) and share good practices and lessons learned.
- Develope the “SMARTA 2 toolkit” that will encourage the uptake of sustainable solutions for shared rural mobility across Europe.
The SMARTA 2 project started in September 2019 and will last for 18 months. It receives funding from the European Commission (Contract No MOVE/B4/2018-567). For information about the project, and some background information about the projects, see the SMARTA website.