RiConnect enters phase two
| Subject: International Relations
The project looks to foster public transport and active mobility
The RiConnect Project, Rethinking mobility infrastructure to reconnect cities, part of the European URBACT programme, recently entered its second phase, in which work will continue for the next two years.
The aim of RiConnect is to foster public transport and active mobility to reconnect people, neighbourhoods, cities and natural areas and, by doing so, create a more sustainable, equitable and attractive metropolis for everyone.
As part of the project, which is led by the AMB and driven by 8 European metropolitan areas, each of the partners will develop a local Integrated Action Plan that will be co-designed by all actors involved. The AMB's work will focus on the area comprising the N-150, C-58 and rail-line cluster, the epicentre of which is between Cerdanyola del Vallès and Ripollet del Vallès. This task will be combined with the holding of transnational workshops for exchanging knowledge and finding synergies between all the metropolises.
This is the first time that 8 metropolitan areas, all of which are active in EMA network,h ave led a European project within the URBACT network. The partners include: AMB, Area Metropolitana do Porto, Obszar Metropolitalny Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot, Krakow Metropolis Association, Major Development Agency Thessaloniki SA, Vervoerregio Amsterdam, Métropole du Grand Paris i Transport for Greater Manchester.
Results of phase one
The results of the project's first phase are reflected in the RiConnect Baseline Study, which sets out the challenges and issues that will be addressed in phase two: mobility, flows, infrastructure integration and planning of the metropolises' ecosystem functions.