The STREETLIFE project focusses on the reduction of carbon emissions in cities by implementing mobility solutions using state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In particular, the aim of the project is to reduce the number of car trips by
- Informing commuters about the existing transport alternatives and their real value (in terms of time, cost, carbon footprint),
- Enhancing public transport to meet the needs of the citizens and of the city,
- Promoting the usage of sustainable transports through (virtual or real) incentives.
The European Commission supports the project with € 4,3M from the 7th EU Framework Programme. STREETLIFE addresses the challenge "ICT for a low carbon economy" and its objective "ICT-2013.6.6 Integrated personal mobility for smart cities" of the FP7 ICT Work Programme 2013.
Functional Blocks of the STREETLIFE Mobility Information System
STREETLIFE will develop multimodal mobility information systems for urban areas. Personalised information on their smartphone will motivate people to select sustainable transport means for their travel. Traffic management centres and city administrations will benefit from sophisticated STREETLIFE solutions for monitoring and control of urban traffic.
The effectiveness of the solutions will be proven through an in-depth evaluation on three city pilots in Berlin (Germany), Tampere (Finland) and Roverto (Italy) involving end-users. Moreover, STREETLIFE will perform an impact assessment of the solution in terms of traffic situation, end-user behaviour, and reduction of carbon emissions.
The project consortium consists of 12 partners from 3 European countries, representing ICT and transport research, industry and cities. The 3 year project started in October 2013 and lasted until September 2016.