Funding program: Driving Urban Transition – DUT
Topic: 15mC Transition Pathway
15mC topic 2: Foster sustainable options for personal mobility and logistics in urban outskirts
15mC topic 3: (Re)imagine urban public spaces and streets for vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods
Type of Project: Innovation-oriented approach (IOA)
Project Code: / F-DUT-2022-0184
Project budget: 1.468.456,18 €
Lead Applicant: Technology Centre of Energy
Project duration: 36 months (01.2024-12.2026)
Fair Mobility will improve mobility frameworks for women and gender minorities in small towns and rural-urban areas, where accessibility issues are major. The main objective is to increase women’s empowerment: legitimacy, sense of safety, and pleasure, when moving around the city. This will be achieved by collectively re-adapting mobility offers, policies, and guidelines and rethinking physical spaces. The project also aims to create safer urban services that are competitive and attractive to all social groups. An inclusive urban methodology for developing customized mobility options, cocreated with their target users, is the innovative approach adopted by the project. Based on in-depth learnings, testing in two study cases of peripheral municipalities (Creil in France, Ebensee in Austria), and by drawing on the skills of a multidisciplinary and international consortium, Fair Mobility will co-construct design principles for fair mobility in towns and rural areas. The aim is to innovate mobility and accessibility procedures, allowing future users to have a true impact on the mobility behaviors of citizens systematically, thus reducing gender, age, and ethnic inequalities. A diverse society sharing public life fairly can evolve into a healthy ecosystem that can renew itself and readjust to future challenges, including climate change.
In the FairMobility project, URBASOFIA assumes a pivotal role across multiple work packages. In Work Package 2, URBASOFIA leads Task 2.2, focusing on the Comparative Inventory of Tools and Policies, contributing to a deliverable, which will address inclusive mobility policies and instruments in Europe. Transitioning to Work Package 3, which URBASOFIA leads the main task is T3.5 -Solution Development, driving the creation of the Fair Mobility Catalogue of Solutions and developing Project Programmes for just and inclusive mobility measures. Lastly, in Work Package 4, URBASOFIA takes the lead in developing the Fair Mobility Catalogue of Design Principles and facilitates the Fair Mobility Feedback Culture. Throughout these tasks, URBASOFIA actively engages in stakeholder interactions, providing comprehensive input and expertise to guide the development and implementation of fair and inclusive mobility policies on both local and broader scales.