Cities.multimodal – urban transport system in transition towards low carbon mobility

October 2017 -
March 2021

3. Transport 3.5 Urban mobility


The project wants to make it easier for people in cities around the Baltic Sea to combine walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing as an environmentally friendly alternative to driving. The partners develop and apply an approach to sustainable urban mobility planning for such multimodal transport that is easy to adopt in other cities. It includes publicly visible mobility points and smartphone-based travel planning as well as a planners’ handbook and a toolbox to manage mobility.




Change cities – from car orientation to sustainable urban mobility

The cooperation between cities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and expert partners aims at developing and applying a low-threshold approach for environmentally friendly urban mobility, attractive and easy to adopt for follower cities. The project focuses on dense inner-city areas, offering good opportunities for sustainable mobility.

Multimodal city quarters – provide facilities

Partner cities choose an urban district for their activities, adapt the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) to suit city quarters and implement different measures: Mobility points make multimodal transport visible in public space and facilitate the use of sustainable transport modes and connections between them. IT solutions for individual travel planning improve accessibility of sustainable transport modes through smartphone applications. Campaigns awareness for the advantages of multimodal travel. A planners’ handbook ensures capacity building in cities beyond the project consortium.

Mobility management - change behavior

The project partners develop a general mobility management concept to change mobility behavior of people. A tool box for mobility management is developed and applied by the project partners. It contains measures for mobility management in schools and kindergartens, companies and for inner-city investors.

Highlights by mid-term:

Within the project, the ten city partners extensively use a method of peer reviews: in two groups, the cities are reviewing each other’s urban mobility plans, processes, activities and measures, depending on their need of feedback at a certain point in time. Four of such processes took place already in Kalmar, Guldborgsund, Aarhus and Rostock. This learning method provides an opportunity to learn from each other; it gives a very valuable input to everyday work in a municipality. It brings a new perspective and inspiration and, it provides the possibility to discuss with other experts.



Project Stories


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Project manager

Hanseatic and University City of Rostock, Mobility office Leader Mobility department

Steffen Nozon

0049 381 381 6002

Legal representative

Hanseatic City of Rostock

Holger Matthäus

0049 381 381 60 04

Financial manager

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Benjamin Techen

0049 173 522 34 51

Communication manager

Union of the Baltic Cities

Esther Kreutz