As part of the TRIBUTE project “Integrated and innovative actions to improve sustainable urban mobility”, the first workshop of the Living Lab was held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. in the hotel “Europe” in Sarajevo. The main goal of the project is to improve urban mobility through the development of innovative, more efficient services and tailored solutions in accordance with the new EU goals on sustainable, integrated and inclusive mobility, which is the vision of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Sarajevo Canton and Sarajevo City.
The workshop brought together relevant ministries, municipalities, private companies, education institutions, associations and NGOs involved in the promotion of sustainable urban and electro mobility. Workshop participants discussed how best to move from vision to roadmap to successful action planning and implementation. The special focus of the workshop was the concept of Mobility Island, which was presented by experts from the consulting company CETEOR from Sarajevo.
Mobility Island implies a vision of a “5-minute city”, the comfort and choice of shared electric mobility within a 5-minute walk of anywhere in the city. Mobility Island is a physical place that serves the discrete needs of the locality within which it is located. So, the ‘Lego’ analogy is the possibility of placing a different number of physical things, related to mobility or other services that suit that location. It also makes it easy to expand as needs change. This concept consists of physical infrastructure such as land, smart lighting, charging stations for electric vehicles, a common e-car service, electric wheelchairs for the elderly, renewable energy sources and digital services.
Participants concluded that cities need to transform their mobile infrastructure, services and movement habits that society has in and around their cities. In this regard, Mobility Islands presents a new concept, offering the potential to initiate change by establishing a visible and very different concept of mobility.
The TRIBUTE project is implemented by eight cities in the Adriatic-Ionian region, namely Ljubljana, Maribor, Milan, Novi Sad, Patras, Podgorica, Sarajevo and Zagreb, led by Politecnico di Milano. The project is supported by the Interreg ADRION program funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the IPA II Fund.
All those who have an interest in the topic of urban mobility or believe that in some other way they can contribute to the implementation of the TRIBUTE project by participating in the Living Lab can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org