SuSMo: Sustainable Shared Mobility

Context

With the goal of decreasing carbon emission, many cities have introduced or are planning to introduce zero-emission shared mobility services. These new shared mobility services act as disruptors of the status quo and require a systemic change to the interaction between city transport planners, mobility operators and citizens in order to provide a coordinated and zero-carbon service. European city authorities seek new and innovative ways of integrating these shared services with existing public transport modes, payment, route planning and booking systems.

Project brief

SuSMo (Sustainable Urban Shared Mobility) works with city partners (Stockholm, Bologna and Sofia) and experts in the transport sector, to develop tools to change the way we implement shared mobility systems across Europe. Funded by Climate KIC (Knowledge Innovation Community) SuSMo was launched in 2019 and since then has worked together with city representatives and private sector shared mobility providers to establish the key needs and priorities for the effective deployment of sustainable shared mobility.

Objectives

The SuSMo project aims to catalyse systemic change by instigating behaviour change, enabling connections and collaborations, and removing barriers through policy change. In collaboration with the city partners and experts, research into these areas has identified the following main pathways:

  1. Behaviour change
  2. Policy, Regulation and procurement
  3. Private Sector Engagement
  4. Evaluation of shared mobility impact

During the first two years of the project, the SuSMo team developed tools and learning materials to aid cities in their planning and strategic thinking for the implementation of shared mobility. In 2021, the final year of the project, we work together with cities to validate and disseminate the SuSMo outcomes.

Are you considering implementing shared mobility in your city, or you are interested in estimating the environmental and societal benefits of your shared mobility systems?

We are looking for cities to test the SuSMo toolkit that may have the answers you need. Feel free to get in touch!

Cenex NL key contributions

Cenex NL acts as the project coordinator and oversees the stakeholder management and dissemination activities. We are also responsible for exploiting the project results (SuSMo toolkit) by developing and delivering a set of services including workshops and trainings to assist cities ineffective implementation of shared mobility.

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Contributors:

Cenex, TUDelft, Cities (Bologna, Sofia, Stockholm), MOTION project