2015 - 2018


TRACE aimed to increase and optimise the use of ICT tracking services for cycling and walking in cities. The TRACE project assessed the potential of movement tracking services to better plan and promote walking and cycling in cities, and developed innovative tracking tools that will encourage the take up of walking and cycling measures.

The project targeted established measures to promote cycling and walking to the workplace, to school, for shopping purposes or simply for leisure. More particularly, TRACE assessed the potential of ICT-based tracking services to optimise the planning and implementation of such measures and enhance their attractiveness and potential impact. Issues such as data privacy, cost, interoperability, financial/tax incentives, infrastructure planning and service concepts were also addressed.

Dedicated TRACE tracking based tools to promote behavior change and support mobility planning were tested in eight pilot sites: Breda (NL), Agueda (PT), Southend on Sea Borough (UK), Bologna (IT), Luxembourg-Esch (LU), Belgrade (RS), Plovdiv (BG) and Flanders (BE), and evaluated in terms of impacts, success factors and benefits, while preparing for their full commercial exploitation. To that end, common, flexible and open access tools were developed, which address related ICT challenges and enable the development of products based on tracking services tailored to the requirements of specific measures by market-oriented application developers.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 635266

For more information on the project, please visit TRACE' website