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: