SMARTA-NET aims to support rural municipalities and transport and mobility practitioners in the delivery of a blend of formal and informal forms of mobility services. There are several shared mobility solutions that can be operated in rural areas. A very wide range of such solutions have been demonstrated in multiple European projects including SMARTA, SMARTA2, LAST MILE, MAMBA, INCLUSION, MARA, MELINDA, Hi-Reach, among others. These included Flexible Transport Services, Ride Sharing Services, and Asset Sharing Services (See adjacent figure). These become much more effective when they are coordinated or, integrated with the fixed-route bus and rail services. They can extend the coverage of the conventional public transport network, reaching additional areas and offering higher levels of service than would be feasible or affordable with larger vehicles.

Rural Shared Mobility Solutions

Are you interested to learn more about good practices on sustainable and shared mobility solutions? Well, you are at right place!

Here you can find:

  • The 30+ Mobility Solutions assessed by the SMARTA-NET Project, with a focus on their long-term assessment;
  • The Mobility Solutions analysed in the previous SMARTA and SMARTA2 pilot projects;
  • The documentation produced by other relevant projects and networks, such as results of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe research projects.

If you are aware of any mobility solutions in rural area that is of particular interest for other European rural territories, please fill in the form below, and we will be in touch!

The database of resources is currently being developed and expected to be available before the end of 2023.