MarItime and MultimOdal Sustainable pAssenger transport solutions and services
The MIMOSA Project

The MIMOSA Project, with the aim of improving the offer of multimodal sustainable passenger transport solution and services, promote a new cross-border approach for passenger mobility in the Programme area. The project partnership between Italy and Croatia, composed by the main actors at the regional and national levels, is determined to jointly tackle the common challenge of increasing multimodality transportation solutions and reducing the impact of transport on the environment.

The project is oriented on the result approach in developing visible outputs, ranging from multimodal solutions to innovative and smart tools implementation. The project is focused to change the current situation affecting the cross-borders and regional connections, making more accessible, low carbon in function of higher sustainable development and to enlarge passenger mobility in the area. A cross-border cooperation approach is necessary for solving common problems of a predominant road traffic and of a low level of connectivity between Italy and Croatia, for providing to the citizens and tourists a wider offer of mobility sustainable options, based on shared knowledge on transport demand and passenger habits.

Furthermore, as pointed out in the Key Facts analysis of the Italy-Croatia Cooperation Programme, connections between Croatia and Italy show bottlenecks and lack of quality and people self-organise for travelling from one country to the other and back. The Cooperation Programme itself highlights that the cross-border area is characterised by the dominance of road transport on land-bound routes and by limited connections to the hinterland. At the same, there is a strong need to reduce the environmental impact of transport activities by increasing multimodality and shift to most appropriate environmentally friendly modes of transport, as well as the need to reinforce ICT application for making open and easier the access to transport info and intermodal opportunities for passenger’s mobility. In general terms, that is also calling for the overall vision well beyond the port, which will then undoubtedly play a key role in the intermodal node.

A cross - border cooperation approach is necessary for solving the common problems of road traffic and of a low level of connectivity between the two countries, for providing citizens and tourists with a wider offer of mobility sustainable options, based on a shared knowledge on transport demand and passengers’ habits and needs, which makes the project original in comparison to previous initiatives. Thus, contributing to achieving the medium - turn result of passenger’s behavioural changes. The project is based on a common cross - border approach at an institutional level and has a result-oriented approach in planning and testing new and concrete solutions for reducing the environmental impact of transport. It seeks to reduce the environmental impact of transport by increasing multimodality and by fostering the shift to environmentally friendly transport modes in passenger mobility.

MIMOSA aims to gain a better understanding of present and future user demand, and of the impact of passengers travel choices in the whole Programme area, in order to support transport planning and sustainable mobility policies at regional, national and cross-border level. To this purpose it also aims to foster and to support a change in travellers' behaviour through the understanding of the key determinants for regional and cross-border mobility, in order to favour a shift towards low-carbon modes, to better manage seasonal peaks of demand, to favour user acceptance in alternative modes of transport and to favour a direct perception of the positive impact on environment of a greener behaviour of travellers. That will be achieved in accordance with the priorities identified by TSG2 of EUSAIR, analysing transport demand (O.3.1) and habits (O.3.2), as well as the carbon footprint of the passengers' choices (O.3.3), increasing the knowledge of the offer of public transport services (O.3.4) and defining a transport sustainability action plan (O.3.5). Furthermore, for enhancing the knowledge of sustainable mobility options, awareness and sensitization/behaviour programme and campaigns (O.3.6) will be designed and carried out at regional and at cross-border level, to spread the opportunities offered by tools and solutions tested, and to capitalize the overall project results.
MIMOSA aims to increase the routes and the multi-modal passenger interconnections between Italy and Croatia, apt to provide feasible alternatives to road transport, promoting greener multimodal solutions for passengers between the two countries. Additionally, it aims to improve the accessibility and services for passengers, and the interconnections at transport nodes. That will be achieved: a) offering an integrated set of sustainable transport solutions (O.4.1 and O.4.3) alternatives to individual car travelling between Italy and Croatia, to overcome problems created by congestion, pollution, lack of accessibility and connectivity, from the organizational and technological point of view (O.4.2, O.4.4); b) developing, sharing, harmonizing and standardizing a set of value-added integrated tools and services (O.5.1, O.5.2) at main transport nodes of the area (ports, railway stations, bus stations, airports, intermodal centres etc.), fostering multimodality and modal shift opportunities, putting the users at the centre, with a peculiar attention to possible new forms of business models, to passengers with special needs (D.5.2.2) and in implementing the integration between cycling mobility with other transport modes (bike&train, bike&fly, bike&boat; bike&bus intermodality). The elaboration of a CB planning model is also foreseen (O.4.5). MIMOSA intends to demonstrate that the tested new solutions really go beyond the existing practice in the Programme area and in both countries.
MIMOSA aims to make the outputs developed during project implementations, their related results achieved and the lessons learnt available in all the Programme area and beyond, by activating a stable dialogue at cross-border level and with EUSAIR macro- regional strategy. That will be achieved by setting up a Permanent cross-border Network (O.6.2) bound to be kept alive after project end, thus to guarantee a long term co- operation, and to be open to other actors beyond MIMOSA partnership, exploiting the best practises coming from other existing cooperation experiences. A network which could also be considered a support to EUSAIR, both via EUSAIR stakeholder platform and via a direct dialogue with EUSAIR TSG2-Transport SubGroup, which could be even stronger and more frequent if MIMOSA will succeed in being included in the list of EUSAIR labelled projects, as it intended to be. In the meantime, MIMOSA will also exploit the role of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Abruzzo Region, as parts of the Italian delegation within TSG2, with the task of coordinating the elaboration of the regional contribute to Pillar 2 activities, for giving further visibility to MIMOSA achievements too.
Knowledge data repository on public transport services is database which contains relevant data in function for improvement quality, safety and environmental sustainability of marine and coastal transport services and nodes by promoting multimodality with the aim of improving the offer of multimodal sustainable passenger transport solution and services, promote a new cross-border approach for passenger mobility in the Programme area.
Data repository consists of the relevant data regarding to specific activities in the MIMOSA project:
  • Increasing the knowledge of passenger transport and of passenger behaviour
  • Analysing and piloting new sustainable mobility solutions
  • Developing tools and harmonizing services for a sustainable intermodal mobility
  • Transferring and capitalizing results
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