Active2Public Transport

Europe will not achieve a climate-neutral transport sector simply by replacing conventional vehicles by electric cars. Policy measures for passenger transport need to have a stronger focus on supporting a multimodal shift towards active and public transport (APT). Cycling and walking are the most efficient and the only truly carbon-free means of transport especially on short distances. By better linking APT it will be possible to even provide attractive alternatives for car trips on medium and longer distances. Solutions developed and tested in the project will help to overcome the existing gaps of the multimodal transport system and will include all forms of active travel to any public transport (PT) station. This includes parking, bike carriage while riding bus or train or getting away from the PT station e.g. by bike sharing. The Danube A2PT Action Plan supported by national and regional action plans will provide the strategic framework to improve the connectedness of APT in transport nodes systematically and towards contemporary mobility hubs. A unique A2PT online toolbox will provide guidance for the implementation of innovative solutions to overcome common gaps in the multimodal APT system. This toolbox will show how to upscale existing state of the art solutions enriched by the experiences from pilot actions of the A2PT project all over the Danube region. Joint project implementation in a transnational setting will inspire the experts of all involved organisations (local/regional/national public authorities, NGOs, services/infrastructure providers) to overcome their traditionally narrow, unimodal - often car-oriented – focus leading to more and better A2PT services and infrastructure beyond the limited geographical area of the pilot implementations.

Project overview

Start date:

01 January 2024

Status: ongoing

End date:

30 June 2026

€2,856,024

budget

80.00 % funded by
Interreg Funds

9

countries

11

partners

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