Optimizing and greening Public Transport networks through Integration with Urban Planning and data-driven approaches

The project aims to define and test methods and tools to optimize public transport (PT) networks in small and medium-sized cities in Central Europe through integration with urban planning and data-driven approaches, while also making PT more eco-friendly. This approach is innovative because it considers the interdependent relationship between land use and transport and recognizes the importance of data-driven decision making in PT planning.

The project involves 9 partners from Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovenia, and 8 associated partners. It will directly benefit 6 pilot areas in which facing concrete challenges such as the slow recovery of the number of public transport passengers after the covid-19 period. To do this, the cooperation between the partners aims to optimize, model and pilot public transport networks in 5 different countries with a unified approach.

Poliedra is the leader, together with the University of Vienna, of WP1: “Analysis and Planning”, which will be dedicated to conduct a detailed analysis of existing public transport networks and practices of public transport planning and integration with spatial planning in selected small and medium size cities in Central Europe and developing a comprehensive strategy for a sustainable and more efficient public transport networks.

Funding programme: Interreg Central Europe

Period: 2024 – 2027

Web-site: www.interreg-central.eu/projects/opti-up/