As part of the SmartMove project, eight rural and peripheral regions in Europe prepare, implement and evaluate local active mobility consultancy (AMC) campaigns. This will give public transport operators an insight into the demands of current passengers and the views of those who do not use public transport. If it is shown that the non-use of public transport is caused by hard facts – the location of bus stops or inconvenient timetables – transport operators will be able to adapt their services in order to attract new passengers and ensure they retain existing users.
The key outputs of the SmartMove project will be:
A demonstration of AMC campaigns in the eight implementing regions, including all aspects from planning and preparation to implementation and evaluation
The further development of AMC campaigns, taking into consideration hot issues such as demographic change and public transport feeder systems (“first rural mile”)
Intensive training and knowledge transfer between the SmartMove partners via training seminars, site visits and guidance materials
The facilitated uptake of AMC campaigns by external practitioners via take-up seminars and a dedicated e-learning scheme that includes video lectures and webinars accompanied by easy-to-read guidance documents and comprehensive information for implementers available on the project website
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