The 'mission' of the MODERN project is 'to increase the overall quality of life in the cities, through the reduction of pollution generated by transports, the implementation of energysaving measures, the respect for the environment and the promotion of a less cardependant life-style'.
The project outlines a bold package of integrated measures in all the cities of the consortium, providing a wide coverage of all the thematic areas required by the CIVITAS PLUS programme.
The middle-size of the cities allow a better integration of the foreseen measures in the overall system if the mobility.
The measures of the project outline a good balance between large scale application actions based in existing and commercially available technologies, like in renewal of public transport fleet with clean vehicles, in technological systems for traffic management and infomobility, in promotional campaigns, in access restrictions and interchange systems, with more advanced trials and methodologies, like in energy saving, in alternative fuels, in freight distribution. The first type of actions will be the backbone of the project with a massive impact on the state of the cities, while the second one will contribute to enlarge knowledge, to increase the qualitative level of mobility tools and to throw the basis for future developments.
Contact: Municipality of Craiova, Romania, Gabriel Vladut, tel / fax: +40-251 418882; +40 251 412290; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org