Regulating transport aims to address several policy objectives, such as safety – for drivers, passengers, and other road users – social welfare, and social inclusion. Socio-economic objectives also include fair competition between various providers of transport services, privacy, and accessibility. Further policy objectives to be addressed regard the mitigation of externalities produced by transport, such as pollution and congestion.
GECKO supports authorities with tools and recommendations for new regulatory frameworks to lead the transition to the new mobility era of cooperative, inclusive, competitive, sustainable and interconnected mobility across all modes, through evidence-based research. The overall goal of GECKO is to support authorities in developing the most appropriate regulatory framework and governance model, through guidance, recommendations and case studies, for the transition to a new mobility era of cooperative, inclusive, competitive, sustainable and interconnected mobility across all modes, through evidence-based research.
The project is organised by partners including The International Association of Public Transport (UITP), POLIS Network, Rupprecht Consult, Abo Akademi University and others.
GECKO provides a holistic approach with innovative concepts, methodologies and forward-looking tools to enable this transition to take place, leading to new, adaptive and anticipatory regulatory schemes and balanced governance. It will build on the strong networks of the partners on the project to ensure all solutions are co-designed and validated before submission. A number of key indicators and cooperation models will help to develop the Regulatory Frameworks Dashboard, with which the maturity of regulation with respect to emerging mobility solutions can be judged. The final output will be to provide recommendations to policy makers to enable adaptive and anticipatory regulatory schemes and governance with novel policies contributing to sustainable mobility goals.
The project runs from December 2018 to May 2021.