Sustainable mobility

Sustainable urban mobility and commuting in Baltic cities (SUMBA)

October 2017 – September 2020
City of Hamburg, Borough of Altona; German Aerospace Center; Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia; City of Tallinn; Union of Harju County Municipalities; Tartu City Government; Riga City Council; Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia; the city of Växjö; Šiauliai City Municipality; Olsztyn Municipality; Earth and People Foundation (Poland)
Total budget: 3,132,526.80 €
European Regional Development Fund: 2,530,401.60 €
Project no.: #074 SUMBA

More and more people chose to live in suburbs while they continue to work in cities, resulting in high numbers of daily commuters. Commuter traffic is still dominated by private cars, resulting in problems such as congestion, air pollution, high demand of parking spaces and higher costs of public transport. SUMBA will address commuter transport and help to mitigate these problems.

The urban transport system can be reshaped to an intermodal network that offers a combination of various transport modes, including bike and car-sharing. This helps cities to achieve a more attractive and environmentally friendly commuting system. SUMBA will develop and test tools that help urban and transport planners to assess, plan, and integrate intermodal mobility solutions into transport plans and policies of their cities and municipalities.

Our innovative tools will be tested in the following regions:
– Hamburg (Germany);
– Tallinn city, Harju county and Tartu (Estonia);
– Riga (Latvia);
– Växjö (Sweden);
– Šiauliai (Lithuania);
– Olsztyn (Poland);
Associated cities Gdynia, Warsaw suburban region, Słupsk municipality (Poland), and Helsinki (Finland).