Evaluated feedback on future scenarios
The aim of the workshops was receiving relevant feedback regarding national framework conditions for stimulating eco-friendly multimodal mobility, representatives from different target groups: decision makers in politics, transport service providers, civil society organisations, research, science and consultancy.
This report reflects the workshop participants’collected feedback on whether / which of the measures that are referred to in the scenarios can realistically be implemented within the suggested timeframe, taking into account specific national framework characteristics, and which resistances would have to be overcome in order for those measures to be successfully implemented. As such, this Evaluated Feedback report will contribute significantly to the elaboration of useful and realistic strategic recommendations towards decision makers, civil society organisations and transport service providers.
The best-practice catalogues for each country are based on the best-practice list composed during USEmobility since the beginning of the year 2011. The measures on this list have been collected from the research for the state-of-the-art assessment, the national trends in passenger transport regarding the choice of transport mode and the interviews with decision makers. The best-practice list contains measures that have proven to be particularly successful for fostering environmentally friendly, multimodal mobility.
The main objective so far within Work Package 4 has been the development of future visions of eco-friendly multimodal mobility of citizens in regional transportation.
Four future visions in our project countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary and The Netherlands) have been elaborated: two medium-term (2020) and two long-term (2050) scenarios. For each of these timeframes two different scenarios have been developed. The “change-nothing” scenarios (2020/2050) show the effects if no noteworthy changes are made to further stimulate the use of eco-friendly multimodal transport modes. The “USEmobility scenarios” (2020/2050) on the other hand illustrate how the implementation of best-practice measures to foster multimodal mobility can successfully encourage people to make more use of eco-friendly transport modes.
This report will be outlining the concept which the USEmobility consortium will apply in order to evaluate the feedback that will be received on the scenarios. As such this report will build the case for the national workshops. By developing a methodology and reporting structure which will be the same for all six countries and workshops, the consortium will be able to compare and compile the feedback received from the target groups and experts attending the national workshops in a comprehensive way.
In order to complete the picture of factors influencing multimodality, in Task 3.4 there have been interviews undertaken with decision makers in those regions already surveyed in Task 3.2. The target has been to obtain insight knowledge and understanding of the implemented measures for attracting customers. The regional interviews have been conducted with public transport authorities responsible for ordering transportation services, as well as with transport companies operating in the regions. Additionally, there have been interviews with representatives of civil society organisations (CSO’s) and science to get to know and understand successful measures for attracting customers also from their perspective. As a result, 23 interviews have been carried out. Once more, additional good practices that had not been revealed in one of the other tasks have been added to the “best-practice list”.