Funding program: Interreg Danube Transnational Programme
Name of the lead partner organization: Scientific Research Centre Bistra Ptuj
Project id: DRP200338
Project acronym: CITYWALK 2.0
Project title: Together for Energy-efficient Urban Mobility: Decreasing Carbon Intensity of Urban Transport by supporting Shift to Active Urban Mobility through rethinking street design and changing travel behaviour
Programme priority: A greener, low-carbon Danube Region
Specific objective: 2.1:Support greening the energy and transport sectors in the Danube Region by enhancing the integration of renewable energy sources
Project duration: 30 months (01.2024 – 06.2026)
Project budget: € 2.466.800,00
CityWalk 2.0 builds on the heritage of CityWalk (2016-2019) and its main goal is to promote energy transition in the transport sector by drastically reducing energy use of urban transport.
Urban mobility is a major contributor to both the acceleration of climate change and the energy crisis. The quickest, most efficient, and cheapest way is to shift from extremely energy-intensive (and inefficient) car-based mobility to active forms of mobility (walking, cycling), with micromobility and public transport the primary means. CityWalk 2.0 focuses on implementing the transformation at both the city and citizen level. Key elements of CityWalk 2.0: redesigning streets to encourage active mobility and discourage car use, changing the travel behavior of citizens, and strengthening the political will and commitment to implement the transformation.
Since the drivers of climate change are transnational and global, not limited by regional/national borders, widespread and strong international cooperation is needed. Thus, CityWalk 2.0 will identify specific policy changes necessary to implement on local and transnational levels, and decision-makers will sign a position paper officially confirming and cementing the cooperation.
Within the CityWalk 2.0 project, URBASOFIA will provide expertise in several areas thanks to our long-standing experience in the Danube Region program. URBASOFIA will be present in almost all the activities in the project, with more consistent effort in achieving the goals of SO2 – Innovative solutions and demonstrations to improve street design and change travel behavior. We will also have a leading role in 2 activities: A2.1 Developing innovative tactical urbanism and placemaking tools to influence the travel behavior of citizens and A 2.2 Preparing short-term demonstration plans for the 8 pilot cities. In both of these activities, we will coordinate and support the intensive participatory process and lead interactive training sessions.