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ASTUS – Reduce in a long term perspective the carbon impacts linked to daily trips in the Alps

2016 to 2019


The EU-Project ASTUS (Alpine Smart Transport and Urbanism Strategies) is an international cooperation project consisting of twelve partners coming from five different alpine space countries. It is based on the EU-project MORECO (mobility and residential costs) which was finished in 2014. It is mainly financed by the European Regional Development Fund and fits the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP).

Climate change, pollution peaks, traffic jams, public health issues...The alpine dynamism and attractiveness are strained. Urban sprawl and the residential development generate car dependence for households living outside urban cores where few alternatives to the individual car uses are available. The average size of agglomerations, the relative isolation of some of them from structuring transport networks, and isolated low density territories favour mobility behaviours towards the individual car.

Within ASTUS possible solutions are carried out in order to support low CO2 daily mobility options as well as a resource-conserving spatial planning in the alpine space. The project will assist local authorities in finding and implementing longer-term solutions for mobility and settlement development for the purpose of reducing CO2 impacts of daily mobility.

One of the ASTUS pilot sites in alpine space is the Pongau region (Salzburg). SIR (Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung und Wohnen) and iSpace will assist interested municipalities in developing and implementing low CO2 mobility solutions.

Main project results will be a territorial typology of the alpine space, a “CO2 minimizers” toolbox including instruments for estimating effects of land-use & transport measures, a transnational methodology for producing low CO2 scenarios, local action plans and a final/concluding report with recommendations for reuse of project methodologies and tools.

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development
Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.

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