CIVITAS FastTrack

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CIVITAS FastTrack helps local authorities across Europe to accelerate the development of sustainable mobility innovations. The project addresses challenges in the field of knowledge, capacity, governance, data, evidence and funding. By sharing insights from this process, stakeholders around the world can benefit from it.

Speed­ing up the roll-out of sus­tain­able mobil­i­ty innovations

Local author­i­ties across Europe are moti­vat­ed to take action to fos­ter and stim­u­late sus­tain­able change in the mobil­i­ty and trans­port sec­tor. How­ev­er, it is not always easy for them to keep pace with insights regard­ing what works, where, why, and how to trans­form inno­va­tions into use­ful, reli­able and easy deploy­able mobil­i­ty solu­tions. More­over, what is inno­v­a­tive in one local area may already be well-estab­lished in anoth­er. This is where Fast­Track comes in. 

Fast­Track involves 20 Affil­i­ates, who are local author­i­ties, as well as 4 Ambas­sadors, which are Stock­holm, Antwerp, Budapest and Bologna. Togeth­er they are engaged in a Fast­Track learn­ing com­mu­ni­ty. In order to meet their needs and requests, and to pro­vide them with tai­lored exper­tise, con­sul­ta­tion, sup­port and advice, Fast­Track offers a set of tools and meth​ods​.By the end of the project, the Local Affil­i­ates will have devel­oped sus­tain­able mobil­i­ty Inno­va­tion Deploy­ment Plans” to ensure that those inno­va­tions are imple­ment­ed smooth­ly and quickly. 

Capac­i­ty build­ing in top­i­cal clusters

The mobil­i­ty inno­va­tions cov­ered in the project all fit in one or more of the fol­low­ing themes:

  1. Urban logis­tics and clean fuels
  2. Cycling in the urban and func­tion­al area
  3. Inte­grat­ed mul­ti-modal mobil­i­ty solutions
  4. Traf­fic and demand management

Bring­ing in exter­nal expertise

CIV­I­TAS Fast­Track brings togeth­er this com­mu­ni­ty of local author­i­ties with a wider net­work of exter­nal experts and solu­tion providers to over­come barriers.

A Sup­pli­er Reg­istry, for exam­ple, sup­ports the fast roll-out of inno­v­a­tive sus­tain­able mobil­i­ty solu­tions by serv­ing as a ref­er­ence to match local author­i­ties with sup­pli­ers that have solu­tions for them. It enables Fast­Track and its part­ners to organ­ise net­work­ing events and exchange activ­i­ties that bring local author­i­ties togeth­er with suit­able solu­tions providers. Fur­ther­more, the Sup­pli­er Reg­istry helps to facil­i­tate the process of claim­ing fund­ing via the Fast­Track Fund, which pro­vides lim­it­ed finan­cial sup­port for spring­board stud­ies or for the organ­i­sa­tion of fur­ther in-depth exchange activ­i­ties. Addi­tion­al­ly, an Advi­so­ry Group has been put in place to accom­pa­ny project imple­men­ta­tion, and pro­vide advice and recommendations.

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