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Sustainable and attractive station communities

Reference number
Coordinator Göteborgsregionens kommunalförbund - GR Välfärd
Funding from Vinnova SEK 7 218 074
Project duration December 2015 - April 2018
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration

Purpose and goal

Purpose: redirect societies to more sustainable travel and use the land around the stations more efficiently to increase construction and reduce emissions from transport. Land that municipalities want to build on is often close to the stations, but occupied by car parks. The project has developed tools/methods to use the land around the stations more efficiently and to build in the right place to reduce CO2 emissions. Reduced parking space allows for other solutions than private cars. The project has developed and tested local mobility services in a co-creation process.

Expected effects and result

The project has developed: parking tool for how land can be used more effectively, planning tool for land development to build on the right place to reduce CO2 emissions and mobility indexes. The project has also developed and tested local mobility services linked to a platform with a reward system for sustainable travel, and a business model for the platform. The parking study, planning tools for land development and the project process have been of great benefit to the parties. Mobility services and platform have provided valuable knowledge, but it is not ready for launch.

Planned approach and implementation

The SMART app that rewards sustainable travel and collect travel patterns for emissions calculations, served well for its purpose. The problem was getting enough people to download and use the app. Technical solutions must work, otherwise the public interest decreases. There where difficulties to attract residents to co-creation workshops. The workshop questions need to be of importance, needs to reach out, or one can use a test group. In land use it is important to tie innovations to the planning process. We had successful results. It was a bit of a hitch when construction was delayed.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2015-04293

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