Business Models Innovation for Sustainable Urban Mobility in Small and Medium-Sized European Cities

Abstract

Bad air conditions, limitless traffic, overloaded parking spaces are just some of the modern mobility problems that strike cities on a daily basis. The European Commission strives to address these issues by providing measures to improve the urban mobility situation in the small and medium-sized cities. The SUITS project (Supporting Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable Tools for Authorities), which is financed under the umbrella of the HORIZON 2020 programme, aims at increasing the capacity of local authorities in Small and Medium (S-M) cities through the development and implementation of sustainable, integrated and accessible transport strategies and technologies.

This paper aims to analyse and classify the innovative business models in the urban mobility sector that are aimed at increasing the capacity building of S-M cities’ transportation authorities through the implementation of new mobility solutions. It describes the innovative mobility business identifying the most successful models of service and partnerships in the sector.

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