Short description of the procedure
In order to achieve the project goals, the work is divided into four modules:
- In the “Development” module, a cross-border information basis (database) is laid on the one hand and the integrative evaluation tool is developed on the other. The information base is summarised in a database (3). This includes the information on the processed cross-border framework conditions for mobility (political objectives at EU level, of the three countries and regions, local influencing factors, etc.). (1)), the results or data of a cross-border survey on mobility needs. Mobility needs are recorded in Measure 2 through surveys. In addition, existing information on transport flows to transport infrastructure and public transport services will be processed (3). This information base has two functions. It serves as a basis for cross-border sustainability assessments of mobility concepts and can be used by the various actors in the development of the concepts. The module is completed by the development of the evaluation tool (4).
- The module “Application” examines concrete or possible measures and mobility concepts. “Application” refers both to the study of planned or implemented projects and to the use of the evaluation tool. In Action 5, the indicator system is applied to historical data. In Measure 6, specific simulations of local or regional measures are carried out in order to predict possible effects. These can be used to better understand options for action on the basis of a sustainability potential analysis. Measure 7 contains an analysis of already implemented projects such as the effects of the extension of tram line 3 from Basel to St. Louis. Measure 8 is intended to illustrate the effects of transport policy with the aid of maps.
- The module “Participative workshops” (10) implements the interfaces between the project activities and the project partners. The first is to make the evaluation tool both practical and relevant to practice. The development of the indicators is presented, discussed and improved in several loops. Secondly, the workshops, similar to the existing energy tables on the topic of energy efficiency, will form a cross-border forum for the exchange of sustainable mobility concepts. Thirdly, there will be parallel stakeholder workshops to discuss local, concrete projects. In order to communicate the project results as widely as possible, two trinational colloquia will also be organised by TRION-climate e.V., the German-French-Swiss network of energy and climate catalysts. The aim is to communicate the first results after the first project year and to offer a large final colloquium for actors from science, administration and industry during the third project year.
- The module “Implementation of the indicator system on the website” (9) has the task of implementing the evaluation tool on an online platform in order to provide municipalities with an instrument for self-assessment, monitoring of measures and for presenting the relative progress of their mobility concepts in connection with the database from measure 3.