Citizens' inclusive and accessible urban mobility solutions
Following the workshops that were conducted in the UMCASE pilots of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Eindhoven, Netherlands, we managed to summarise the insights that were gathered there. While the general context of the pilots differed regarding use-case and target groups, we can still draw some overall links between them. This blogpost will provide some lessons learnt from the UMCASE method as well as recommendations for cities wishing to implement it.
In general, the performed activities have been both a valuable and an enriching experience for the involved participants. Vulnerable groups such as ...
How to overcome difficulties of accessing digital mobility services for people with low incomes: the case of Eindhoven.
The UMCASE project aims to shift the attention of policy-makers and mobility experts to those who often don’t have a voice, providing cities a method to improve their transport solutions and tailoring them to individual needs.
The project partners reached out to people with a low income in Eindhoven, Netherlands. This group encompasses people who may have difficulties accessing digital (mobility) services due to low income. Similarly, to older people (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain), we cannot necessarily attribute a number to this group when defining what is low income. This can vary greatly from EU ...
On 17 November the EIT hosted a closed citizen engagement project workshop at Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The goal of the workshop was to define the key learnings and recommendations from the six citizen engagement projects co-funded by EIT Urban mobility. Additionally, it also intended to build a network of partners who are focused on the topic of citizen engagement to support future collaborations. Amongst the participants was Jesus de la Quintana (Tecnalia) who attended the workshop on behalf of the UMCASE project.
The workshop consisted of some interactive and insi...
The International Mobility Summit was hosted between 12 – 13 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. The summit brought together the global mobility, transport and smart city ecosystem, thought leaders, innovators, investors and policy makers with the aim of shaping and planning mobility for future cities.
The mission of the International Mobility Summit was to create an inspiring and engaging environment for the global community to connect, share, collaborate on the next generation of mobility challenges and opportunities. Additionally, the summit aimed to showcase cutting-edge technology and bridge ...