Areas that receive important visitor flows suffer from excessive pressure on their mobility infrastructures and means of transport. This overload entails negative effects in terms of congestion, air pollution, noise, health and road security. The temporality of visitor flows is also an aspect that needs to be considered since most of the visits are concentrated in summer or during specific events.
Through the development of alternative climate scenarios, the project provided an evaluation of expected impacts on future tourism demand for coastal areas. Furthermore, it tried to assess CO2emissions caused by the tourism-related mobility. A methodology for the definition of different climate and mobility scenarioswas elaborated by the Università Iuav di Venezia, in order to enable policy makers and stakeholders better understanding the effects of different choices on the environmental quality of destinations. The final aim of the project was to increase the use of existing low-carbon transport solutions and multimodal connections to improve the living environment in high-density coastal destinations.
The mobility scenarios have been used as a basis for the elaboration of the 21 pilot actions of the MOBILITAS project.