LiMIT4WeDA (MED Programme)

Acronym: LiMIT4WeDA

Project: Light Mobility and Information Technology for Weak Demand Areas

Programme: MED

Period: September 2010 – May 2013

Partnership:

  1. Lazio Region (IT)
  2. Province of Pavia (IT)
  3. Municipality of Perugia (IT)
  4. Murcia Region (ES)
  5. MIEMA (MT)
  6. MBIC Epirus (GR)
  7. Troodos (CY)
  8. CCEIA (CY)
  9. AEM (FR)

 

Website:  http://www.limit4weda.eu/

 

The problem of transport in the Maltese Island is always on the increase. Although Malta is a very small island we have a very high density of private cars and this leads to traffic congestion and also high carbon emissions. The public transport system is not equally efficient, especially in remote areas and this leads to widespread use of public car. Local public transport should be made more efficient and transport should be available in more places.

Private business initiatives: A high population density will most probably translate into a relatively high density of vehicles on the roads, traffic, congestion and limited parking slots. Presumably numerous factories were brought down in aim of allocating such spaces at a relatively high cost. This means that the owner of a company will have to pay the area allocated for the parking slots for his employees. The most densely populated areas, particularly Marsa, it is more viable for the employer to provide collective transport himself rather than paying for the slots. After speaking to a number of people working in the Marsa area they suggested that the availability of bicycles spaces and showers could motivate the use of bicycles apart from keeping fit.

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LIMIT4WeDA is promoting the application of the technologies listed below:

Carpooling/Car sharing: reduces the costs involved in car travel by sharing journey expenses such as fuel, tolls, and car rental between the people traveling. Carpooling is also seen as a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way to travel as sharing journeys reduces carbon emissions, traffic on the roads, and the need for parking spaces. Authorities often encourage carpooling, especially during high pollution periods and after fuel rises. Carpooling where the driving is shared can also decrease driving stress as each driver gets a break from being at the wheel.

Private business initiatives: A high population density will most probably translate into a relatively high density of vehicles on the roads, traffic, congestion and limited parking slots. Presumably numerous factories were brought down in aim of allocating such spaces at a relatively high cost. This means that the owner of a company will have to pay the area allocated for the parking slots for his employees. The most densely populated areas, particularly Marsa, it is more viable for the employer to provide collective transport himself rather than paying for the slots. After speaking to a number of people working in the Marsa area they suggested that the availability of bicycles spaces and showers could motivate the use of bicycles apart from keeping fit.

MIEMA has carried out the following bench analysis so as to design its pilot project

 

Analysis of technologies for innovative transport solutions and applications

Possible technologies and applications for innovative transport solutions will be analysed through desk analysis. An overview of existing solutions that could be implemented in the weak transport demand areas will be provided. The analysis will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated ticketing (integration of different public transport modes in term of tariff and ticket through use of electronic devices);
  • Infomobility in target areas (development of solutions for constant – pre-trip and on-trip – information about mobility services and possibilities – e.g. trip planner, tariffs, etc.);
  • Transport at call (on-demand public transport services managed by a control room);
  • Multiform transport (innovative urban transport services).

 

Analysis of existing innovative applications in weak demand areas

This task will investigate the existing innovative applications in weak transport demand areas develop across Europe. During the task data concerning the practice conditions of the already existing innovative applications (both qualitative – user perception – and quantitative – number of trips, demand attracted, etc.) will be collected and analysed. Where possible data pre and post-implementation will be collected and analysed. The aim of this task is to evaluate the impacts (especially on the mobility demand) produced implementing innovative transport systems in weak demand areas and to identify eventual barriers to the implementation and conditions for transferability of solutions in other areas.

 

Analysis of legal frameworks and business models

This task will focus on collecting and analysing information about the legal framework and the business models of the innovative transport systems analysed in Task 3.1. The aim of this task is to define the legal and financial conditions for implementing the solutions in the weak transport demand areas. The legal and financial barriers to the implementation Will be collected and analysed basing on the existing innovative applications in weak transport demand areas found in Task 3.2. Also the economic benefits of the innovative solutions (related with indirect impacts such as impact on environment, safety, etc.) will be evaluated during this task. Follow this

Benchmarking selected cases and success factor analysis

The results of analysis developed during the Tasks 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, related with innovative transport solutions, will be summarised in recommendations and case studies. The innovative transport solutions will be clustered according to adequate criteria. Then, for each homogeneous cluster defined, will be:

  • identified performances of innovative transport solutions;
  • analysed impacts of innovative transport solutions;
  • identified best practices and success factors;
  • identified roadmaps to develop successful innovative transport solutions (according to success factors).

During the analysis, different clustering criteria will be tested according to the need, to analyse roadmaps for policies and interventions for short, mediums and long period. Follow this
Downloads Sections

pdf document First report Analysis of technologies for innovative transport solutions and applications

pdf document Second report about Analysis of technologies for innovative transport solutions and applications

pdf document First report about the Analysis of existing innovative applications in weak demand areas

pdf document Second report about the Analysis of existing innovative applications in weak demand areas

pdf document Analysis of legal frameworks and business models

pdf document Benchmarking selected cases and success factor analysis

pdf document D4.1 Definition of an evaluation methodology

pdf document D4.2 Design of pilots and ex-ante evaluation

pdf document Report Pilots Execution and Ex-Post Evaluation

pdf document LiMIT4WeDA brochure about innovative transport

 

Past events

LiMIT4WeDA Stakeholder Meeting Sep 2011 click here

Appearance on Media click here

7 December 2011 – LiMIT4WeDA Green Transport Committee click here

21 April 2012 – LiMIT4WeDA at NSTF Science Expo click here

European Maritime Day 2013 – Valletta, Malta 21/05/2013 – 22/05/2013 click here

 

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