This project explores the different ways of combining work and life with intelligent transport system services and new concepts for supporting sustainable commuting. The mobility of workforce is increasing due to technology development, longer commuting distances and the nature of work. This has many consequences as long commuting may decrease the productivity of work and leave less time for relaxation. Cities also have to address commuting when developing public services and assessing new infrastructure investments. The first objective of this project is to identify the changing needs of mobile workers. The second objective is to increase the sustainability of mobility by supporting the implementation of sustainable and intelligent transportation services. The consortium will collect data by observations, surveys, interviews and workshops in Austria, Finland and Switzerland to evaluate how these new services meet the evolving needs of mobile workers. In addition, we will use simulations to provide decision support for stakeholders address urban planning and governance structures challenges. Implementations in large commuting areas are pivotal aspects of this project. These implementations help to scale up our partners’ operations, evaluate how these new concepts meet the evolving needs of mobile workers and discover some common ground for city planning policies.
This project is a part of the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC), which was established by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe and the Smart Cities Member States Initiative (SC MSI).
The project started 1.4.2016 and is planned to last for two years.