CIVITAS DESTINATIONS aims to change the mind-sets of all stakeholders involved in managing the “mobility for growth” challenge. The problem is particularly evident in the smaller touristic destinations that cannot afford to provide urban transport services all over the year, and do not have enough resources and flexibility to provide sufficient public transport services in the peak season. In such destinations mobility is highly car dependant, and congestion and other harmful mobility impacts are higher.
To show how to address this challenge, DESTINATIONS will implement a set of mutually reinforcing and integrated innovative mobility solutions in six urban laboratory areas: Funchal, Portugal; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; Limassol, Cyprus; La Valetta, Malta; Elba, Italy; and Rethymno, Greece. Innovative transport solutions implemented in these pilot areas which represent the variety of tourist destination typologies will target the resident and tourist mobility demand with a holistic and integrated planning approach, delivering sustainable mobility strategies and integrated solutions at the destinations and in the countries of origin.
The DESTINATIONS project objectives address the following macro-objectives:
- Reduce Emissions / Increase Air Quality;
- Reduce Energy Consumption;
- Improve Overall Urban Accessibility;
- Enhance Social Cohesion;
- Improve Cost Effectiveness and Integration of Transport and Mobility Services