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EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 they have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. They aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.

EIT Urban Mobility's vision is of creating more liveable urban spaces. By fostering innovation and transformation, they hope to improve people’s quality of life, decarbonise mobility and make Europe’s economy more competitive.

For more information on how you might get involved, contact Head of Engagement Aine Phelan at aine.phelan@tcd.ie.

Current Projects:

Bicycle Heroes

Children have a unique perspective on how to solve challenges yet often go unheard; their needs, when met, make cities safe for other vulnerable groups (elderly,disabled) in addition to the general population; and, they are effective spokespeople for change as a result of their influence over their families and society in general. In this project, children in three partner cities (Dublin, Lisbon, and Rome) will identify the barriers to, and benefits of, active mobility. They will develop and design solutions as part of a design competition which will be exhibited to the public. The children will then oversee the implementation of a selected idea in partnership with key stakeholders. The project will increase awareness,ownership of, and involvement in, mobility challenges and solutions, both for children but also within the broader population. As a result, it will stimulate the uptake of active mobility in general.