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Code the streets – Future Digital Mobility Management

Code the Streets is an EIT Urban Mobility Project bringing together different partners from Amsterdam, Helsinki and Budapest to support metropolitan areas in managing urban mobility.  

Project Description

  • Innovation
  • 01 January 2021
  • Stichting Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions
  • € 1.1 Million

Code the Streets is an EIT Urban Mobility Project bringing together different partners from Amsterdam, Helsinki and Budapest to support metropolitan areas in managing urban mobility.  

As metropolitan areas continue to grow, so do traffic related issues such as congestion and pollution. Globally cities are faced with the challenge of finding better ways to manage urban mobility and keep cities liveable. Code the Streets wants to support municipalities with this challenge and is looking for ways to stimulate travellers to make more sustainable, safer and societally friendlier choices. Code the Streets is working on building andimproving an application programming interface (API) as well as creating a digital mobility management guide for cities to support the collaboration between the public and private mobility sector. 

Two pilots, one in Helsinki and one in Amsterdam, will test new mobility services. In Helsinki, the pilot aims to develop methods and tools that can be used to decrease congestion and its negative impact on the climate. The pilot in Amsterdam will mainly focus on traffic reduction in specific parts of the network. Those could be vulnerable sections, such as weakened bridges, but equally vulnerability could refer to accessibility, safety or liveability. Two methods of changing travellers’ routes are being tested: nudging and dynamic pricing. The pilots will feed into a final version of the API,which will then be available for use by cities and mobility providers.  

A key consideration in making the final API available for others to use is ensuring that cities and mobility providers have access to the right knowledge to use it effectively. That is why partners will create a consulting service which includes a sales catalogue, as well as a handbook including a set of working processes and governance structures that define the collaboration between cities and mobility providers.  

Challenge


Globally, ever-expanding cities look for better ways to manage urban mobility and keep cities liveable despite increasing congestion and pollution.

Main Objective


Improving future digital mobility management by monitoring user responses to route advice methods and ways to minimise traffic in specific areas

Output


An improved API and set of working processes and governance structures which define the collaboration between cities and mobility providers

Partners


Project lead


Sander Oudbier Stichting Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions sander.oudbier@ams-institute.org