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Joining forces in the new project COMMON_ACCESS

University of Westminster, Universitet van Amsterdam, Politecnico di Milano, Universiteit Gent, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Technical University of Munich work together on commoning accessibility.

The concept of the 15-minute City (15minC) is key to fostering transitions to sustainable mobility. However, two main barriers exist to its implementation: first, the 15minC principles are hard to transfer to urban outskirts; second is the lack of attention to the social dimension in the design and implementation of mobility and accessibility solutions. COMMON_ACCESS aims to generate knowledge addressing these two main shortcomings. The project brings a novel focus on the social nature of accessibility options and measures (for people and freight) in urban peripheries. Central to COMMON_ACCESS’s approach are ‘Commoning Accessibility (CA)’ experiments such as community shared (e-) bikes (e-), cargo bikes, or mobile temporary services - where the role of communities in optimising resources and sharing physical and digital accessibility services is fundamental. 

By way of testbeds in different suburban neighbourhoods of six metropolitan areas of Amsterdam (NL), Bergamo (IT), Ghent (BE), Munich (GE), Pavia (IT) and Oxford (UK), COMMON_ACCESS will generate insights into the variety of accessibility conditions of urban outskirts; ongoing CA experiments in urban outskirts and preconditions for their existence; opportunities for activating new CA experiments for successful 15minC in urban outskirts; the impacts of CA experiments on travel behaviour and access to services and the policy enablers and constraints of CA experiments in the outskirts.

Questions? Feel free to contact Maria Zuniga Solorzano