The overall goal of FastTrack is helping local authorities to achieve climate-resilience through innovative sustainable mobility solutions, addressing the challenges they face for more rapid delivery in knowledge, capacity, governance, data, evidence and funding. 24 local authorities have signed up to the project, of which 20 will be known as “Local Affiliates,” and four will act as formal FastTrack project partners (“Ambassadors”). This FastTrack Innovation Community brings deliberately contrasting and wide-ranging urban, peri-urban and rural mobility contexts for addressing innovation. FastTrack presents a suite of interlinking methods that provide local authorities with opportunities to learn from the best, capturing and presenting the experiences of those who have successfully accelerated transition. In culmination, programme pillars will be gathered in a performance management activity to oversee 24 deployment plans, as authorities rapidly refine, focus and develop innovations. Exploitable recommendations for process, and new solutions, technologies and approaches, will be supported by a further outreach phase, giving extra opportunity for on-the-ground deployment to be reflected in FastTrack’s final recommendations and results.
Number of approved Deployment Plans completed during the project duration.
Number of learning needs identified per LA category (urban, peri-urban, rural) .
Number of innovative solutions that address the needs per LA category (urban, peri-urban, rural) .
% distribution of solutions suitable for urban, peri-urban and rural areas.
Number of obstacles and barriers identified for the implementation of each solution.
% of the deployment plan that was implemented during the project duration for each innovative solution.
Number of synergies with innovation solutions providers established through the project activities per LA category (urban, peri-urban, rural).
Capacity of the LA to finalize the implementation of the innovative solutions after the end of the project.
% of identified needs that were covered through the replication procedure of the innovative solutions per LA category (urban, per-urban, rural).
% of identified problems and barriers that were solved for the successful implementation/ replication of the innovative solutions per LA category (urban, peri-urban, rural).
Number of people from Local Affiliates engaged and actively involved in the project activities.
Before and after knowledge of network members on innovative transport solution.
Before and after capacity of network members to select and implement the innovative transport solutions using M21’s and CERTH’s previous expertise in this area.
Network members’ willingness to remain engaged in the specific network after the end of the project, giving input to the Exchange Hub and upgrade their knowledge using the updated learning material of the Mutual Learning Toolkit and signing up to an updated Exploitation Plan.
Number of new data sources discussed in Skills Streams meetings.
Number of new data sources included in deployment plans.
Before and after knowledge of network members on developing investment and or business/operating plans for deployment of innovative transport solutions.
Number of registered of deployment plans in WP4.
Movement of cities through the spectrum of ‘starters’ to ‘sharers’ and ‘sharers’ to ‘leaders’ based on the methodology calibrated through the local affiliate’s city-region ‘Fingerprints’ prepared in WP1.
Number of private/commercial bodies participating in the project through WP3 activities.
Number of new research and innovation collaborations in sustainable urban mobility between private/public organisations and the LA that were structured in the framework of the project.
% of new research collaborations located in countries that are more advanced.
% of new research collaborations located in countries lagging behind in the deployment of urban mobility innovations
% of new research collaboration with signed MOUs assigned responsibilities and work between the different parties.
Number of meaningful links generated with other EU projects and networks.
Number of attendances at EIP-SCC, EIT Urban Mobility and other relevant EU network events, distinguished by: FastTrack city-regions; and FastTrack partners.
Increased number of local authorities participating in SCC-EIP (e.g. signing up as partner and actively participating in SCC-EIP activities).
Number of EIP mobility actions that will adopt specific project outcomes to support their work.
Number of FastTrack innovations taken up within the framework of the SCC Action Cluster on Urban Mobility.
Number of local actors from other sectors, for each city, involved for the first time in mobility planning and implementation processes.
Number of local actors from other sectors, for each city, meaningfully engaged for the first time in mobility planning and implementation processes.
% of local actors from different sectors (e.g. land use, energy, health and technology) meaningfully engaged for the first time in mobility planning and implementation processes.
Number of local events where project partners (including Local Affiliates acting as Ambassadors) attend.
Number of stakeholder co-design and implementation learning events.
Number of Springboard Studies involving citizen engagement.
Number of Local Affiliates from countries lagging behind involved in the Topic Based Clusters.
Measured, quantitative outcomes / project impact
ICLEI leads the project, thus is responsible for the management and coordination. Furthermore ICLEI is responsible for communication as well as an enhanced uptake. So ICLEI will develop a communication strategy, an exploitation Strategy and a visual identity. Also communications tools and activities will be provided. With a particular focus on the production of video content within the project, a particular task will involve interacting with other WPs to produce videos to aid the exploitation of innovation learning for sustainable mobility solutions. This task will involve story boarding, working with video makers (either in-house or through sub-contact), project management and dissemination.