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