GUIDES TO ACT #7
Strategies for sustainable and low-carbon mobility
in Mediterranean tourist destinations
Sharing the experience from the MOBILITAS project
(Mobility for nearly-zero CO2 in Mediterranean tourism destinations)
Opportunities of actions for the pilot area
Antibes-Biot-Villeneuve Loubet (Alpes-Maritimes)
ENERGIES 2050 is glad to present its report on low carbon and sustainable mobility in touristic zones of the Mediterranean basin, prepared within the frame of the project MOBILITAS. The project MOBILITAS (Mobility for nearly-zero CO2 in Mediterranean tourism destinations) is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Interreg-MED programme. It aims to provide concrete solutions to mobility issues faced by tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, and by this mean to increase these territories’ attractiveness, to reduce their pollutions and traffic and to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector.
MOBILITAS is coordinated by the Regional Development Centre of Koper in Slovenia and involves nine other partners from a total of seven Euro-Mediterranean countries, including ENERGIES 2050 (France) but also the cities of Dubrovnik (Croatia), Misano (Italy), Platres (Cyprus) and Piraeus (Greece), Zadra’s Development Agency (Croatia), the Rimini Strategic Planning Agency (Italy), Paragone Europe (Malta) and the University Iuav of Venice (Italy).
In France, MOBILITAS’ experimental work was carried out in the Alpes-Maritimes department (Region SUD) with a specific focus on the cities of Biot, Antibes and Villeneuve Loubet. Four types of activities were implemented: (i) collection of data and statistics, which were notably used in the development of greenhouse gas emissions prospective scenarios; (ii) state of the art of local actors, initiatives and policies linked to sustainable mobility and tourism; (iii) experimentation of roads with electric bicycles and (iv) development of a mobile application, ethiCycle, to promote this mode of transport.
Through these activities, a set of concrete recommendations was designed, as summarised in this report. These recommendations aim to increase the modal shares of electric soft mobility and public transports, to reduce travel needs, to promote a collaborative approach around the issues of tourist mobility and finally to make a better and higher use of digital tools when designing and implementing local public policies.
Ultimately, and beyond its area of focus, this report aims to share the experience of MOBILITAS project in order to stimulate reflection on sustainable transports in the Mediterranean basin and to inspire other similar initiatives.