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CIVITAS DYN@MO is an ambitious project with strategic importance to sustainable mobility planning in four dynamic European cities. DYN@MO is short for the project motto DYNamic citizens @ctive for sustainable MObility, which combines four European cities. This includes two leading cities, Aachen in Germany and Gdynia in Poland, as well as two learning cities, Palma de Mallorca in Spain and Koprivnica in Croatia. The mission of the CIVITAS DYN@MO cities is to strengthen sustainable mobility by promoting non-polluting lifestyles, fostering social interaction and collaboration on the basis of the new media, and implementing integrated implementation of innovative transport services for active citizens of all ages.


The strategic aims of CIVITAS DYN@MO are to develop 'Mobility 2.0' systems and services by applying web 2.0 technologies, implementing city and citizen-friendly, electric mobility solutions, using new electric and hybrid vehicles and engaging in a dynamic citizen dialogue for mobility planning and service improvement. The specific objectives of the project are outlined on four levels:

  • Strategic level: to create a culture for interactive mobility planning in which citizens and other stakeholders can actively participate in planning through innovative dynamic processes.
  • Technical level: to use clean, energy efficient, especially electric vehicles, and advanced ICT and ITS Systems as the basis of innovative transport services.
  • Service level: expose citizens and travellers in the cities to innovation hotspots with exciting new mobility services.
  • European level: to enable politicians and technical decision makers from CIVITAS DYN@MO cities to actively contribute to European exchange and learning through summer schools and trainings by developing competence centres for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning and electromobility.

The project consortium consists of 28 partners in the four participating cities (Aachen, Gdynia, Koprivnica and Palma) supported by the Union of the Baltic Cities Commission on Environment (UBC EnvCom), Rupprecht Consult in Germany and Lund University in Sweden. UBC EnvCom is responsible for the module on dissemination and learning.

Implementing sustainable mobility

DYN@MO cities will implement altogether 30 innovative measures to strengthen sustainable mobility.

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are at the core of the project and represent a sound basis for mobility planning. The two leading cities Aachen and Gdynia will advance their planning culture and existing SUMPs, while Koprivnica and Palma will develop ambitious SUMPs, all involving extensively citizens and stakeholders via Web 2.0 applications.

Clean public transport remains the backbone of urban transport systems, while the cities have strong commitment to enhance the environmental performance and energy efficiency of their fleets within DYN@MO. Alternative fuels, such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and hybrid buses, as well as the increased use of electromobility in public transport and car sharing schemes, will help to accelerate the introduction of clean vehicles in the European market. Venturing into new technology and mobility options in addition to promoting new life styles will increase the people’s acceptance for mobility without a private car.

Information and communication technologies (ICT) together with intelligent transport systems (ITS) will be used throughout the project to improve service quality of public transport such as communication and maintenance of transport systems. This will also provide support for preparing, discussing and updating sustainable urban mobility plans, involving stakeholders and citizens in related processes.

The four cities will implement measures with a high degree of transferability across Europe and will enhance mutual learning by establishing Competence Centres on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning and electromobility.

Project results

Project results will be reported as the implementation of measures proceeds.

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Dynamic Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

In 2001, the city conducted a pre-diagnostic study about the mobility situation in Palma. Updates followed in 2009 on sectorial plans for cycling, pedestrian areas and parking. The concepts and...

Biogas and CNG in municipal fleets

Besides small-scale initiatives with biodiesel in some of the other municipalities in Mallorca, there had not been any large-scale implementation of clean vehicles before DYN@MO. It was expected...

Planning for cycling and walking

Within this measure and with involvement of the local stakeholders, Palma planned to significantly extend the current cycling network and walking routes in the city. It has been integrating...

Electric vehicles in municipal fleets

Until now there have been no demands on alternative propulsion or clean vehicles in the procurement procedures of the city of Palma. Within this measure, the city will develop procurement...

Promote the uptake of electric vehicles among general public and goods distribution companies

Before the CIVITAS DYN@MO project there were very few electric vehicles running on the island of Mallorca. There are still many practical doubts among the population about charging the vehicles...

Mobility 2.0 services

The platform aims at increasing the attractiveness of sustainable mobility options by providing real time information and adopting new technologies. The platform is the result of collaboration...

Parking Guidance System (Palma)

Palma is the capital city of Mallorca Island, with four hundred thousand inhabitants. In addition, Mallorca receives around nine and a half million visitors per year approximately, concentrated...


Development and adoption of sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

According to a survey before the DYN@MO, the overall modal shift in the town centre was 57% vs. 43% but commuter transport is less sustainable (70% vs. 30%). The lack of public transport was seen...

Zero CO2 University Campus

Koprivnica has a vision to be the city of knowledge and this has already been reflected i the city’s education policies and in the establishment of best possible conditions in the education...

Planning public transport system

The City of Koprivnica aimed to develop the first public transport system which would connect various options of regional public transport (railway and bus service) and the new PT inside the city...

Development of curriculum in clean urban mobility for university of Koprivnica

The new university in Koprivnica aimed to be the first educational institute in southeast Europe to offer programmes in clean urban mobility. In this way it could offer the opportunity of training...

Electric municipal car-sharing scheme

Electric vehicles (EV) had hardly been used in Koprivnica, the region or even the whole country. EVs are hardly promoted and very little data referring to their benefits and potentials is...

Low emission public transport in Koprivnica

Public transport for smaller cities is not common in Croatia and is usually confined to connecting the outskirts to the central bus or railway station. In this aspect, Koprivnica has been...


Advancing towards a dynamic SUMP

Although Poland has a well-established planning culture and espouses cross-sectoral approaches, active involvement of citizens and stakeholders is a novelty in Polish cities. Updating and further...

Community project studies from SUMP

While elaborating the dynamic SUMP in CIVITAS-DYN@MO’s project Advancing towards dynamic SUMP some elements of the City’s...

Pedestrian areas and access management

Eliminating traffic on roads is always a difficult political decision. The idea of opening pedestrian areas may be popular and well known but to implement such a measure in Gdynia is still a very...

Innovative Li-Ion hybrid trolleybuses on new line

Trolleybuses are an important part of the City of Gdynia’s public transport (PT) system, and both the vehicles and the network have been systematically modernised. The City of Gdynia has also...

Supercaps for a more efficient trolley system

Modern trolleybuses that were operating in the City of Gdynia were equipped with regenerative braking which means that during braking the vehicles generated energy and fed it back into the supply...

Traffic model development to expand Gdynia's SUMP

The modal shift in Gdynia has been undergoing a considerable change from public transport (PT) to private cars since the early 1990’s. Today, the share of public transport in Gdynia is 52%....

Automatic traffic incident detection

Before DYN@Mo, there was no incident detection system in the City of Gdynia or in the region. Such systems are innovative in Poland and are only beginning to be implemented on motorways, but there...

Weigh-in-motion and Enforcement

The cost of damages to road surface and bridge repair works was estimated at 14 million PLN (above 3 million Euros) in 2010. The road surface is mainly damaged by trucks travelling between the...

Mobility 2.0 Communication

Before DYN@MO, there was no internet platform allowing interactive dialogue with Gdynia’s citizens and provide the necessary support for public consultation. There has been a need to develop and...

Dedicated bus lanes / HOV lanes control with the use of ITS

During rush hours (in the morning and in the afternoon) there was considerable congestion on Morska Street and Zwyciestwa Street. Before DYN@MO, there were no bus lanes on these arteries. It was...


Dynamic SUMP

The main objectives of this measure were:

  • Establishment of eight thematic groups to pre-discuss important themes amongst all relevant stakeholders
  • Development and political...
Electromobile living

The City of Aachen – in cooperation with the public housing company – has identified residential sites for demonstrating alternative ways of connecting building management with sustainable...

Sustainable university traffic

The newly developed campus areas of the Technical University of Aachen has been developed into a sustainable mobility campus. The plan has been implemented following the city’s Mobility Master...

Implementation of environment-friendly and silent vehicles

Since 2009, Aachen has been recognised as a German model region in the field of electromobility and has been funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport. In addition, many research activities...

Integration of hybrid buses-towards a clean fleet in public transport

ASEAG is the largest mobility service provider in the Aachen region. It aims to convert its buses step-by-step into an environmentally friendly bus fleet. The company aspires to identify the...

Mobility Alliance

The Mobility Alliance in Aachen tackles the main challenges of urban mobility, e.g. reducing environmental pollution (local and global pollutants) and noise emissions, improving road safety,...

Travel Assistance – individualised notification system

Given the rising demand for complex information, customer requirements are continuously increasing. At the same time, technology is progressing, and many new opportunities are emerging to generate...



Coordination: Kristine Hess-Akens
Management: Marcel Braun
Evaluation: Tom Rye
Dissemination: Ralph De Jong