HiReach is involved in clustering activities and liaising with other relevant RDI projects and initiatives. These activities include the coordination of communication and dissemination activities among projects and initiatives addressing similar topics (i.e. inclusive mobility and equity), as well as the promotion of continuous sharing of information, distribution of dissemination materials and access to relevant tools.
HiReach links with the following Horizon 2020 projects and initiatives:
INCLUSION addresses the challenges of accessibility of public transport in a variety of transport environments across Europe, including deprived urban neighbourhoods, remote rural areas and particularly vulnerable population segments. In a fast-changing transport environment, where individuals’ mobility requirements have become more complex and the role of new forms of transport solutions is increasing, public transport continues to be a key requirement for people with specific needs. INCLUSION will understand, assess and evaluate the accessibility and inclusiveness of transport solutions in European prioritised areas; identify gaps and unmet needs; propose, implement and validate in six European ‘pilot labs’ a range of innovative and transferable solutions, including ICT-enabled elements, new service and business models enhancing public transport accessibility, inclusiveness and equity.
STARS - Shared mobility opporTunities And challenges foR European citieS – aims to explore and boost the diffusion of car sharing in Europe. It will analyse the car sharing market, measure the benefits of different services and compare their costs, and study user profiles and behaviour.
For the first time, STARS will also look into the implications and impacts of car sharing rather than on the implementation of the service itself. Impacts on other transport modes (private car, bike, walk, taxi, public transport…) and the car industry will be assessed, and impacts in terms of congestion, greenhouse gases, accessibility and social cohesion will be quantified.
Thanks to the knowledge gained in the project, a policy toolkit that includes guidelines and recommendations will be designed. It will help European mobility stakeholders and policymakers make the right decisions and implement the best car sharing services that will maximise environmental and social benefits, making European cities better and more affordable places to live in.
The MoTiV project aims advancing research on Value of Travel Time (VTT) by introducing and validating a conceptual framework for the estimation of VTT through a European-wide data collection producing scientific and policy outcomes, as well as potential business developments. The dataset underlying the research project will be gathered through the MoTiV smartphone app, which will combine and integrate features from a multi-modal “journey planner” and an “activity/mobility diary” in an innovative way. The knowledge acquired in the project is expected to contribute to the development of new mobility services and to the extension of existing applications, such as the ones offered by the business partners of the Consortium. An Open Dataset to stimulate further research on the topic will be made available at the end of the project.