TIDE – Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe
The mission of the TIDE project is to enhance the broad transfer and take-up of 15 innovative urban transport and mobility measures throughout Europe and to make a visible contribution to establish them as mainstream measures. TIDE will focus on five thematic clusters:
- financing models and pricing measures;
- non-motorised transport;
- network and traffic management to support traveller information;
- electric vehicles;
- public transport organisation. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be a horizontal topic to integrate the cluster activities.
The project will refine existing transferability methodologies and integrate them into an easy to apply transferability tool for practitioners in potential take-up cities. Training and exchange events as well as handbooks and elearning on how to successfully implement innovative solutions will be the key tools to effectively support a wide range of take-up candidates in overcoming real or perceived barriers to implementation. The project will demonstrate how to successfully prepare implementation of urban transport innovation by supporting 15 TIDE cities in developing implementation scenarios for selected innovative concepts. TIDE will also facilitate exchange on the topic of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans as a horizontal issue to foster integrated planning approaches and the inclusion of urban transport innovation in a wider strategic approach. Dedicated project activities will allow providing effective guidance on the topic of cost benefit and impact analysis for innovative solutions and undermine this with evidence from examples. Policy and research recommendations on the EU level will encourage the discussion on framework conditions for enhancing urban transport innovation.