10 April 2019

[Report] GOSUMP TechCamp: ICT tools for a sustainable mobility in the Mediterranean area

On March 27 in Nicosia, the MED Urban Transports Community organized, in the framework of the event CIRCLE2019 / SMILE2019 (“Challenges for the Islands in the era of the Circular Economy” & “6th Sustainable Mobility & Intelligent Transport Conference”) a one-day TechCamp for its members to present and test the ICT tools developed in its project activities and in the Mediterranean area.

The TechCamp gathered representatives of projects from the community, partners of the GO SUMP project as well as associated partners.

Morning presentations:

  • presentation of the SUMPORT project by M. Miltiadou of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and more particularly the parking and public transport application developed in Koper (Slovenia), as well as the carpooling application for port workers developed in Valencia (Spain)
  • presentation by M. Rivera of the iCiTy strategy of Palma (Spain) to address mobility challenges and of Victoria, the municipality bus operator. The strategy aims to involve citizens in mobility policy making and to strenghten links with the islands Mallorca, Menorca, Formentera and Eivissa.
  • presentation by Dr Haj Taieb of the Sfax (Tunisia) Tramway project and its related ICT challenges such as new technologies for ticketing through QR codes, automatic ticket dispensers and passenger information through dynamic displays …
  • presentation of M. Nared of the Interreg Europe SMART-MR project results regarding ICT, described as an efficient short term solution and essential to address mobility challenges and to improve public transportation in Mediterranean cities.
  • presentation by Mrs Chaumier from CODATU of the application developed for cycling routes in the French Riviera and ICT model for communication between different actors and planning instruments.

The afternoon was dedicated to the testing of ICT tools and the presentation of REMEDIO et MOTIVATE projects:

  • REMEDIO aims to regenerate Mediterranean communities congested by traffic through innovative low carbon mobility solutions and more specifically a participative governance that engage institutions, stakeholders and citizens.
  • MOTIVATE is a crowdsourcing application that provide tool for cities that collects data from citizens in order to understand better daily trips and mobility. It promotes citizen participation to mobility planning.

The conclusion was an opportunity to discuss the replication and adaptability of the good practices and presented tools.

A presentation and the testing of ICT tools. Source: Interreg MED