SPROUT

Sustainable Policy Response to Urban Mobility Transition

  • Project no.251693
  • Duration 09/2019 - 08/2022

SPROUT provides a new city-led innovative and data driven policy response to address the impacts of the emerging mobility patterns, digitally-enabled operating & business models, and transport users’ needs. Therefore, starting from an understanding of the transition taking place in urban mobility, SPROUT will define the resultant impacts at the sustainability and policy level, will harness these through a city-led innovative policy response, will build cities’ data-driven capacity to identify, track and deploy innovative urban mobility solutions, and will navigate future policy by channelling project results at local, regional, national and EU level.

To achieve its goals, SPROUT will employ 6 city pilots (Valencia/Spain, Padua/Italy, Kalisz/Poland, Budapest/Hungary, Tel Aviv/Israel and Ningbo/China) with real-life policy challenges faced as a result of urban mobility transition in both passenger & freight. SPROUT also ensures an active participation of numerous representatives from authorities of small & medium-sized cities.

The role of the Wuppertal Institute will be to enhance the cities' policy making capacities. Corresponding objectives are:

  • to define a minimum set of data to drive evidence-based urban mobility policy making, customised to the data capabilities of both rich- and poor data environments
  • to design an urban mobility shared data space for both passenger and freight transport, as a blueprint to provide urban mobility data in a harmonised way
  • to deliver a multi-granular (big & small) data-driven approach for scanning weak signals (early indicators) of emerging urban mobility changes
  • to develop an urban policy response toolbox, which helps cities with urban policy making
  • to enhance cities’ capacity in the policy design and decision-making processes of deploying innovative urban mobility solutions