European Transport and Mobility Forum

EU-wide good practice analysis on transport initiatives in rural areas

(Marcia Urban) #1

A good practice analysis on public transport solutions in peripheral areas within Europe is presented by the Peripheral Access project, funded by the Interreg Central Europe. Their report summarising over 39 examples across Europe is available here:

The report provides great insights in the situation of transport in rural areas which account for the major share of overall EU territory as indicated by the Peripheral Access project on their website.

What is your opinion on the development of novel transport solutions in rural areas?
Do transport innovations and novel business models only evolve in urban areas?
Or does the focus on the development of seamless, accessible, and intermodal transport solutions exclusively for urban areas, with its great purchasing power, create sort of imbalance of transport development across Europe?

Looking forward to your opinions!