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					CARAVEL Project Overview
Vito Maria CONTURSI
Project Coordinator
Political Meeting
GENOVA - 8 june 2005
CARAVEL Project Overview




      SUMMARY


 •     INTRODUCTION
 •     PROJECT SUMMARY
 •     PROJECT OBJECTIVES
 •     PROJECT PARTECIPANTS
 •     POTENTIAL IMPACTS on transport and energy policies
 •     POTENTIAL IMPACTS on environmental policies
 •     POTENTIAL IMPACTS on social policies
 •     POTENTIAL IMPACTS on economic and employment policies




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             INTRODUCTION

       •    Over 80% of Europe’s citizens consider urban
            traffic congestion, accidents and pollution to be
            very serious problems, which need to be
            addressed urgently.
       •    The current rate of petrol and diesel fuel use is
            regarded as the biggest problem of transport in
            cities by almost 9 out of 10 European citizens.
       •    Cars cover about 75% of all kilometres travelled
            in EU conurbations.
       •    Increased car use has been accompanied by
            congestion, safety, environmental and health
            problems derived from transport pollution, as
            well as by a downward spiral of under-investment
            in public transport.



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                                       CIVITAS II network
                                                    Malmo

                                          Lund
                     Preston             Odense
                 Norfolk/Norwich                                                       Tallin




                                                                        Stuttgart
                                                                                        Krakow
          La Rochelle
           Toulouse
                                                                                                 Ploiestie
                                                                                                 Suceava




           Burgos                        Genova
                                         Venezia                                    Debrecen
                                   Basilicata/Potenza       Ljubljana




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                                   CARAVEL Project cities




                                                        Stuttgart
                                                                    Krakow




          Burgos
                                   Genova




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             PROJECT SUMMARY

       •    CARAVEL is one of the 4 integrated projects approved
            by the European Commission. The cities of Genoa,
            Burgos, Krakow and Stuttgart and their political leaders
            have agreed to establish a new culture for clean
            mobility in support of sustainable development, citizens
            well being and safe access for all.
       •    The total eligible cost of CARAVEL is 29,8 million €, to
            which 13,19 million € is co-funded from the CIVITAS II
            Programme.
       •    A substantial work programme addressing all eight
            CIVITAS policy fields has been defined and a bold
            package of measures will be introduced in the next 4
            years.
       •    After my introduction the Mayors of the four cities will
            summarize the local measures that will be implemented.
            Let’s have a glance of them.




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             PROJECT SUMMARY (continue)


       •    Large-scale demonstrators
       •    Severe access restrictions and integrated pricing
            scheme
       •    Use of clean vehicles for freight, high volume PT and
            flexible services
       •    Emphasis on measures with strong impact on the modal
            split in the cities, and restriction of private car use
       •    Strong political support in all four cities


            In TOTAL 55 policy measures.




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             PROJECT OBJECTIVES

            The objectives of the project reflect the priorities on the
            political agenda of most medium-sized cities in Europe
            for an integrated transport policy in response to the
            major urban policy challenges:
       •    To base energy consumption increasingly on renewable
            and/or cleaner resources.
       •    To minimise traffic-related air and noise pollution.
       •    To improve health and well being of all citizens.
       •    To ensure safe and equitable access to jobs, education,
            and other services.
       •    To care especially for the needs of the vulnerable and
            disadvantaged citizens.
       •    To establish a broad social consensus for clean
            mobility.
       •    To reduce the ecological footprint of mobility.


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           PROJECT PARTECIPANTS


            Organisations represented in the project consortium :


       •    City authorities
       •    Public Transport Operators
       •    System and software providers
       •    Private research and consultancy companies
       •    Public research and government agencies
       •    Universities
       •    Non-profit organisations




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    POTENTIAL IMPACTS on transport and energy
    policies




       •    Contribution to the development of cleaner, resource-
            efficient urban transport systems
       •    Decreasing demand for motorised transport of people and
            goods (or in the case of Krakow, lowering the expected
            increase of demand).
       •    Shifting transport demand from polluting and inefficient
            modes (in terms of environmental, social and economic
            impact) to those with less negative impact, especially on
            public health, environment and resource consumption.
       •    Through its innovative measures, CARAVEL will make a
            well-balanced contribution to the transport and energy
            policy objectives of the European Union.




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 POTENTIAL IMPACTS on environmental policies



       •    CARAVEL has the project headline target of contributing
            through its measures to a reduction of CO2 emissions by
            8% up to 2008 (i.e. the end of CIVITAS II), as its contribution
            to global agreements, even if its real contribution is
            expected to be more significant in the transport sector.
       •    In CARAVEL, the existing, but widely unobserved access
            restriction zones will be electronically enforced in order to
            fulfil the law in the most effective way.
       •    Promote economic growth without impairing environmental
            protection
       •    Ensure efficient implementation of legislation
       •    Strengthen policy coherence and integration between
            sectorial policies




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    POTENTIAL IMPACTS on social policies



       •    CARAVEL will prove that Clean Urban Transport
            Strategies have a direct impact on social policy
       •    CARAVEL will improve the quality of life and health
       •    The promotion of environment-friendly transport
            demand management strategies and of high-quality PT
            will reduce cars traffic.
       •    Historic inner-city areas have a very strong emotional
            value and are an essential part of the cultural identity of
            its citizens.
       •    Provide better transport services for socially excluded
            citizens




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      POTENTIAL IMPACTS on economic and
                                              employment policies


       •    Through CARAVEL, the cities will be in a significantly better
            position to cope with the challenge of maintaining their
            competitive advantages.
       •    CARAVEL will demonstrate how Clean Urban Transport
            Strategies will have an impact on economic development and
            better employment.
       •    Traffic reduction measures will open new business opportunities
            for local shopkeepers and small enterprises, especially in inner-
            city areas.
       •    Integrated mobility plans (e.g. for companies, institutions or
            special events) will improve the attractiveness to work for these
            institutions.
       •    Tourism is a growing economic factor. Inter-modal traveller
            information, calm inner-cities, efficient public transport, bike
            renting opportunities will help to increase the attractiveness of a
            city considerably.
       •    Income from road user and parking charging will enable the cities
            to improve their transport infrastructures and mobility services
            level in the future.



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          Thank you



          Vito Maria Contursi
          CARAVEL Project Coordinator




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