To travel through Europe using intermodal sustainable mobility is becoming increasingly popular. Travelers want to be flexible and therefore they need reliable door-to-door information about available sustainable transport offers. Furthermore, they need information about the last mile and the mobility possibilities at their target destination. Unfortunately however, in Alpine regions an integrative door-to-door information system is still missing, hampering the easy shift from cars towards sustainable mobility modes.
Challenge & Project goal
The "Sustainable Mobility Information Network for the Alpine Space – AlpInfoNet" project aims to change this situation by providing travellers with comprehensive information about sustainable transport modes beyond regional and national borders.
AlpInfoNet will not create a new information platform, but rather improve and connect already existing information systems in transport and tourism in order to facilitate the accessibility of the Alpine Space and the local mobility for users.
A broader objective of this network is to stimulate the use of public transport in the Alpine Space which could lead to a reduction of negative environmental impacts in the Alps. With the support of the Alpine Convention, partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia are working on identifying requirements and solutions for an Alpine-wide network with cross-border and non-discriminatory information about sustainable mobility offers.
The integrated system will be implemented and tested in several pilot regions of the Alpine Space in order to elaborate the Sustainable Mobility Information Network for the futu?re.
Pilot region Lake Chiemsee
The pilot region Lake Chiemsee is located between Munich, the provincial capital of Upper Bavaria (Germany) and the Austrian federal state of Salzburg. It comprises parts of two countries (Austria and Germany) and four administrative districts (Berchtesgadener Land, Rosenheim, Traunstein and Salzburg with its surrounding countryside). The Lake of Chiemsee is the third largest lake in Germany and represents an important recreation area in the region for tourists as well as locals. The region has a good connection to the rail transport network (trans-European railway corridor from Paris to Budapest). In the region`s destinations information about sustainable mobility in transport and tourism does not exist exhaustively on a cross-border level. Therefore the provision of comprehensive information for tourists and locals at a destination is the main objective of the pilot region to increase the usage of public transport.
July 2012 - June 2015