SUNRISE Neighbourhoods Cities

The neighbourhood is where everyday life unfolds. The neighbourhood transport structure therefore plays a crucial role for its residents’ mobility patterns and quality of life. This spatial level allows best to promote sustainable mobility cultures, especially related to non-motorised modes.

In this sense, SUNRISE aspires to laying the foundation towards the establishment of Sustainable Neighbourhood Mobility Planning (SNMP) as a complementary approach to the European Commission’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP), which happens at the city scale.

All SUNRISE action neighbourhoods have a different status-quo situation: some are located within the inner city with a high density, others are at the suburban perimeter. Most of them have organically grown over decades with specific mobility aspects in need of improvement, others are being rebuilt right now with sustainable mobility as part of the overall master plan.

Despite these differences, a systematic review of currently perceived pressing issues revealed similarities across the five action neighbourhoods:

  • Use and design of (public) (road) space for mobility (incl. innovative parking management)
  • Mobility and accessibility for all, including children, youth, ethnic minorities, low-income, elderly etc.
  • Innovative solutions to urban logistics
  • Shared mobility (sharing of cars, bicycles, cargo-bikes – and collaborative provisioning)
  • Facilitating active modes through comprehensive ‘convenience’ (infrastructure, information, campaigns etc.)