As part of the MOBILITAS project, different pilot actions have been developed in order to collect data and study the negative impacts of traffic and tourism flows. This data will be useful to rethink urban mobility in a more sustainable and efficient way.
Gathering data on mobility, in particular during peak tourist seasons or particular events, allows the monitoring of large numbers of people displacements and to evaluate the different modes of transport used. The activities were based on the use of big data from Cell Site Location Information (CSLI), Floating Car Data (FCD), Traffic Control System (TCS) and traffic detection cameras. Misano also tested bike-sharing and free-floating system and on-demand shuttle.
The big data testing action aims to reduce the negative impact of traffic and tourism flows with a specific focus on the environmental impact. Thanks to this it has been possible to find out tourist origins and their use of transport to evaluate how effective SUMP actions are.
MOBILITAS provides policymakers and stakeholders with appropriate tools to deal with the effects of intensive tourism.
Areas that receive important visitor flows suffer excessive pressure on their mobility infrastructures and means of transport. This overload entails negative effects in terms of air pollution, noise, health, road insecurity, and therefore loss of city attractiveness. The temporality of the flows is also an aspect that needs to be considered since most of the visits are concentrated in summer or during specific events.
The main objective of the project is to elaborate scenarios to enable policymakers and other stakeholders taking the right decisions regarding future transport planning.
The project’s outputs are: (a) the elaboration of Future Mobility Scenarios in 9MED touristic regions (b) Pilot actions using IT tools applied to sustainable tourism mobility and electric and sharing mobility solutions. (c) The elaboration of a Sustainable Mobility Handbook.
Tourist cities are in a dichotomy between the benefits of tourist activity and alleviating the associated negative effects. This project provides the needed information and the appropriated tools to understand the effects of different policy choices regarding the environment.