The mission of the TRACE project is to assess the potential of movement tracking services to better plan and promote walking and cycling in cities, and develop tracking tools that will fuel the take up of walking and cycling measures.
The project targets established measures to promote cycling and walking to the workplace, to school, for shopping purposes or for leisure. More particularly, TRACE will assess the potential of ICT based tracking services to optimise the planning and implementation of such measures and enhance their attractiveness and potential impact. Issues such as data privacy, cost, interoperability, financial/tax incentives, infrastructure planning and service concepts will be addressed.
Dedicated TRACE tracking-based tools to promote behaviour change and support mobility planning will be tested in eight pilot sites and evaluated in terms of impacts, success factors and benefits, while preparing for their full commercial exploitation. To that end, common, flexible and open access tools will be developed, which address related ICT challenges and enable the development of products based on tracking services tailored to the requirements of specific measures by market-oriented application developers.
Trace: “Opening the Cycling and Walking Tracking Potential”
The project has 12 partners. Details can be found here. The 8 pilot sites are: Breda (NL), Agueda (PT), Southend on Sea Borough (UK), Bologna (IT), Luxembourg/ Belval Esch (LU), Belgrade (RS), Plovdiv (BG) and Belgium.
We lead the Evaluation task. This means we are in charge of making the evaluation plan and report and we coordinate the evaluation of all pilot sites. In addition, LuxMobility has a role in the development of tools and applications for behavior change and planning and and will organize the testing of two applications in Luxembourg.
Trace is funded by the European Commission as part of the Horzon2020 programme. It runs from 01-06-2015 until 01-06-2018. Its overall budget is 2.9 million Euros.
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