SOLUTIONS in brief

Transport is a key enabler of economic activity and social connectivity. While providing essential services to society, transport is also an important part of the economy and it is at the core of a number of major sustainability challenges, such as climate change, air quality, safety, energy, security and efficiency in the use of resources (EC 2011: Transport White Paper).

The overall mission of SOLUTIONS is to support the up-take of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions in Europe and other regions in the world, in particular in Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. SOLUTIONS aims to bridge the “implementation gap” between the potential of innovative sustainable mobility and transport solutions and packages of solutions and the actual level of up-take and quality of the deployment mechanisms. SOLUTIONS will focus on testing the transferability of innovative sustainable mobility solutions around six thematic clusters, summarised on the right. SOLUTIONS as coordinating action will build strongly on previous and on-going projects and initiatives.

Key facts

SOLUTIONS stands for Sharing Opportunities for Low carbon Urban transporTatION. This coordination and support action project is financed under the FP7 programme theme SST.2013.3-2 (Implementing innovative and green urban transport solutions in Europe and beyond).

Objectives

SOLUTIONS' overall objective is to make a substantial contribution to the uptake of innovative sustainable mobility solutions in cities across the world by:

  • Facilitating dialogue and creating networking opportunities, and sharing experience
  • Promoting successful urban policy solutions from around the world
  • Providing guidance and tailored advice to city officials through several regional analys
  • Fostering future cooperation on research, development and implementation

Key actions

  • Assess the transferability of sustainable urban mobility solutions from Europe, Asia and Latin America
  • Assess the potential for uptake in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean and develop recommendations for future research
  • Foster the implementation of sustainable urban mobility solutions in China, India, Brasil and Mexico

Key project results

  • Stocktake report on sustainable urban mobility solutions from Europe, Asia, Latin America
  • Feasibility studies for four cities in China, India, Mexico and Brasil
  • Guidelines on the uptake of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions and technologies in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean
  • Recommendations for the European Commission on future research opportunities