CAMPSUMP: the first European project for sustainable mobility in university campuses

CAMP-sUmp is the first european project on sustainable university mobility co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Med Programme

CAMP-sUmp project tested a university campus with regards to policies on public sustainable mobility. With the slogan “Together for sustainable mobility”, the CAMP-sUmp project is featured by a partnership of seven Mediterranean Universities, including Magna Graecia University Foundation, lead partner of the project, Universities of Athens, Valencia, Cyprus, Split, Malta and Bologna. CAMP sUmp project analyzed the University Campus mobility and students flows in order to push the development of SUMPs in MED area that have not already adopted such plans and integrate them with a sustainable university mobility plans, as for some partners country, to improve the SUMPs of MED area that have already adopted them. Students mobility is a starting point and it involves other urban development aspects, such as urban and suburban environment and planning, management of urban development, urban accessibility and different categories of services for citizens.

The main achievements of CAMP-sUmp project are:

Action Plan for University sustainable mobility plan is a strategic guide with a sequence of steps that planners are encouraged to follow in order to create a sustainable university mobility plan (SUMP), implemented capitalizing each local partners experience on sustainable urban mobility, planning instruments and related transnational exchange of good practices. Action Plan take into account different aspects: number of university students and employees, territorial extension, existing mobility patterns (private and public transport), location of the Campus in relation with urban context (in center or in suburbs), and urban morphology of the Campus.

Road map for decision makers: the result of this report is a ready-to-use guide for decision makers who intend to implement a plan for sustainable urban mobility in the University and to apply the appropriate measures. A roadmap template has been designed that can be used as a reference for the application of future action plans for sustainable mobility in Mediterranean universities.

The roadmaps define the way in which the goal can be achieved, namely the specific steps to be taken, the costs and time required in a hypothetical context, including the problems that may arise and the actors that should be involved in each case. The roadmap is divided into "Tactical roadmap" which provides a global and sequential vision of the objectives and measures to be developed in the SUMP and into "Operative and Detailed roadmap" that shows the specific measures and other aspects to consider for each strategic line of sustainable mobility (cross-cutting objectives, walking, cycling and other soft and clean ways, public transport and private transport and parking) . Following the indicated steps, the universities will find a method to indicate their more specific objectives, the measures they intend to achieve (social, infrastructures, vehicles, environment or ICT), and the budget, the time, the commitment, the degree of success , for each strategic line of mobility.

ICT model for management and communication based on selected requirements for interaction define the tools for planning, managing and monitoring of sustainable mobility in the University campus. The ICT instrument model for Sustainable University Mobility Plans is a document, through which a comprehensive analysis of the scientific literature is carried out, which deals with the variables related to ICT and sustainable mobility in universities, taking also into account the framework and guidelines of the European Commission. This document analyzed related projects and European Frameworks, platforms, best practices in other universities, technical requirements (DATA Warehouse, DSS, ITS) to optimize data collection, planning, management and monitoring of mobility within the University and proposes an integrated system for the implementation of Sustainable Mobility in the University ie the CAMP-sUmp e-Core system.The CAMP-sUmp e-Core System integrates the need for students to move with the need for sustainability. Through the use of a large database that collects the information of the main users and providers (university community, public and private transport operators, universities, weather stations, social media and others), the user, according to their need to move from or to the university, can find a completely sustainable solution, with the guarantee of monetary savings and a lower environmental impact.