TIDE is organized in eight interacting work packages.
TIDE is organized in eight interacting work packages. Next to the management and dissemination work packages, this is what TIDE is about.
Work Package 1: Selection of Innovative Concepts and Cities
TIDE will cover three Innovative Concepts per thematic cluster. Two of the concepts have already been selected by the Cluster Leading Cities in the proposal phase. The third one was selected by a wider range of cities at the beginning of the project. A meeting with interested cities took place in Perugia on 28 December 2012. Based on the discussion at the meeting and remote input from cities not able to attend, a final list of 15 Innovative Concepts was defined according to city priorities and criteria developed by the consortium. The concepts will be presented in an attractive brochure.
The list of 15 Innovative Concepts provided the basis for a Europe-wide call for applications to become involved in TIDE as take-up city which was concluded on the 28th of February. Based on a clear set of quality criteria, 10 cities were selected as Champion Cities and receive a small sub-contract to work on implementation scenarios and participate in TIDE events. Up to 50 other cities will be invited to join as Training Cities. For a limited number of training cities in difficult financial situations, travel reimbursement will be offered.
Work Package 2: Transferability analysis and guidelines for implementers
The TIDE consortium will carry out a review and analysis of existing methodologies for transferability analyses in urban transport and refine them for the use of practitioners. An expert workshop took place on the 24th and 25th of January 2013 in Brussels to collect feedback on the draft transferability methodology developed for TIDE. The results will be summarised in a ‘Handbook for transferability analysis in urban transport and methodology’. This document will provide general guidance for practitioners on how to run the transferability analysis methodology illustrated with examples.
The transferability methodology will then be applied to the 15 Innovative Concepts selected to be examined in TIDE. External experts involved in successful examples will be approached via interviews to better understand the success factors and barriers for the take-up of specific concepts. The results will be summarised in a ‘Report on implementation issues and transferability potential of 15 Innovative Concepts’.
For 10 Innovative Concepts, attractive ‘Guidelines for Implementers’ will be developed that provide an overview on the full implementation process (preparation, actual implementation, operation), costs and benefits, stakeholders etc.
Work Package 3: Implementation scenarios and preparation of take-up
The thematic support partners of each cluster will closely work with the Cluster Leading and Champion Cities to specify how a given Innovative Concept can realistically be implemented in their local context. An initial analysis of the specific local context and challenges with regard to urban transport and mobility (and beyond) will provide the basis for this teamwork.
A core element of TIDE will be the organisation of ‘Local Innovation Forums’ in Cluster Leading and Champion Cities. Each of them will combine a site visit (inbound or outbound) with a focus group meeting. The events will bring together stakeholders from the TIDE cities and other practitioners with experience in implementing Innovative Concepts. The ‘Local Innovation Forums’ will be small and focused events with specific outputs that feed an action plan for each take-up city.
Work Package 4: Training and exchange
TIDE will make use of the results of the transferability analysis and the work on implementation scenarios to provide training and exchange events to a wider group of cities and regions. These events will be hosted by selected Cluster Leading and Champion Cities. Two training events per thematic cluster will take place and will also be made available via webstreaming. Based on the training modules and the ‘Guidelines for Implementers’, e-learning courses will be developed to make the knowledge accessible to additional stakeholders.
For the Cluster Leading Cities a dedicated workshop on cutting-edge solutions with other leading European cities will be organised. The event will serve to discuss the most innovative and daring measures in urban transport.
The current European discussion on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) highlights the need for a truly integrated approach to achieve a real and lasting impact. TIDE will therefore address this topic as a horizontal issue that will serve to bring together all thematic clusters and to integrate the Innovative Concepts in a wider strategy for urban transport. A SUMP exchange event will bring together the TIDE Consortium, Champion Cities, a certain number of Training Cities and external SUMP experts.
Work Package 5: Analysis of added value and recommendations
TIDE will analyse available methodologies for cost-benefit and impact analyses of urban transport innovation. This will incorporate a wider perspective, including social, environmental and economic costs and benefits. TIDE will filter out and make accessible methodologies that meet the needs of practitioners in different context conditions. A small focus group meeting with experts will provide input on this topic. The outcomes will be summarised in a report that will provide the basis for the development of a ‘Practitioner handbook for applying CBA and impact analysis for urban transport innovation. The handbook will also include recommendations on how to overcome barriers in this field, e.g. when costs and benefits are experienced by different entities.
TIDE will also provide policy and research recommendations particularly targeted at the European level, partially at national level. A focus group meeting will gather experts to discuss how European policies and research activities can contribute to enhancing the take-up of urban transport innovation. Furthermore, an expert survey will deliver input specifically on the five thematic clusters. A document on ‘High Level European Deployment Scenarios’ will provide a roadmap on how to foster the take-up of urban transport innovation in the five TIDE clusters on European and national level.
Published on 31 May 2011
Updated on 27 Feb 2014