Congress of Active Mobility

The project Mobile Together was invited to the 4th Congress of Active Mobility in Gdansk (, Poland, taking place Sept. 12-13.

“The event aims to benefit from the experience of cities, regions and countries which have achieved success in maintaining high quality of life by the adoption of appropriate local development rules and the recognition of active mobility potential.”

Mobile Together participated in the panel entitled “Cross-border pathways to sustainable mobility” together with two other projects financed by the South Baltic programme. Thomas Möller, project Abc.multimodal, talked on cycling as a part of a multimodal mobility system in a city and Jacek Piotrowski, project BAYinTRAP, discussed youth participation in policy making in the field of transport and mobility.


The panel was moderated by Vassilen Iotzov of the JTS of the South Baltic programme and Karoline Alvånger participated in the event on behalf of the Mobile Together project.


What is a mobile ride-sharing system?

A mobile ride-sharing system is a web / phone application that facilitates ride-sharing. The systems range from simple free apps to more advanced systems that offer multiple services. Modern ride-sharing system is generally used either via the browser on your computer or via an app on your smart phone.

Ride-sharing is a way to use the car in a smarter way and thus increase mobility in rural areas. The idea is that areas with sparse public transport and high dependence on cars get more opportunities to transport.HiRes

With ride-sharing rural dwellers can reduce their expenditures, get more time in daily life, increase cohesion and contact area in the community, not to mention reduce environmental impact. Especially young and elderly who often rely on family members to get a ride gain increased flexibility through organized ride-sharing.