SUM urban mobility project workshop takes place in Larnaca

The Larnaca Public Transport, in collaboration with the Municipality of Larnaca, recently organised an informational conference and workshop for the pilot project SUM (Seamless Shared Urban Mobility) which concerns multimodal mobility and which is due to start in the city of Larnaca in June.

The SUM project is co-financed by the European Union and involves 30 partners from 15 European and other associated countries who aim to design together innovative mobility solutions. Part of the project is the creation of 9 living labs in the cities of Munich, Athens, Jerusalem, Geneva, Rotterdam, Krakow, Coimbra, Fredrikstad and Larnaca.

A press release said that the conference was welcomed by the Chief Executive Officer of Larnaca Public Transport, Julio Tironi, who emphasised the importance of the launch of this project in Cyprus’s transition to green mobility.

Mayor of Larnaca, Andreas Vyras, emphasised the need and expressed the willingness of the city of Larnaca to take proactive actions and adopt sustainable mobility practices from an early stage in order to avoid the problems presented in larger cities.

On behalf of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works the event was welcomed by the Head of the Directorate of Public Passenger Transport Andreas Nikiforou, who expressed his satisfaction on SUM’s innovative initiative and pointed out the need to have cities where mobility is seamless, safe and green.

The results of a specialised survey of the transport habits of the citizens of Larnaca showed, for the purposes of the pilot project, the area where the possibility of multimodal mobility will be offered by expanding the bicycle and electric bicycle network in combination with the public bus network. The existing PameApp application will have the ability to integrate more mobility providers, in this case Nextbike and Tier1.

The aim of this effort and of the pilot project is to expand it to other cities in Cyprus as well, the press release concluded.

(Source: CNA)

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