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Mobility Measure

Shared Elba Mobility Agency

One of Elba's most important measures is a multifunctional mobility information platform that will improve the travel experience of both tourists and residents.

Implementing sustainable mobility

The Shared Elba Mobility Agency is the structure dedicated to planning, managing and coordinating the different ride-sharing services, mobility information services for users, and other types of mobility planning support available on the island.

The main elements of the Shared Elba Mobility Agency are the web platform and apps and the dedicated organisation and structure for its operation, which is the essential part of this measure.

The platform will be the Agency’s ICT backbone and it will help achieve the objective of improving service accessibility and transport information for both final users and citizens.

The Agency will be managed by an entity (such as existing associations, existing portal providers or a specific NGO or SME start-up) set up by the involved municipalities, according to the European/national procurement procedures.

The Agency’s structure has the following components:

  • Elba Open Data Layer;
  • Elba Operators Networking (CSBB) and mobility support;
  • Mobility Information Services; and,
  • Ride-Sharing Services.

Elba Open Data Layer

The Elba mobility Open Data Layer is being implemented as follows:

  • Analysis and identification of the main systems and services that can act as data and information sources;
  • Definition of the protocol and procedures for collecting and interfacing the data; and,
  • Design and development of the open data layer.

Elba Operators Networking (CSBB) and mobility support

This component aims to increase the accessibility and attractiveness of Elba Island for tourists by coordinating the already existing rental services (cars, scooters, bikes, boats, etc.). This should reduce the use of private vehicles and resultant congestion and emissions.

The “car-scooter-bike-boat sharing” (CSBB) service in Elba is based on:

  • Existing “rental points/stations” (to be extended during the project);
  • Coordination of different services in the framework of the Shared Elba Mobility Agency.

The Shared Elba Mobility Agency will coordinate certain key elements of the rental service, such as information and booking.

The P2P schemes will be organised in order to have the possibility to leave CSBB vehicles at other stations or docking points.

Mobility Information Services

This component provides multimodal mobility information services through the management of data communication with the Elba Open Data Layer component and the elaboration of the collected data.

One of the services to be provided at this level is the multimodal journey planner, which will include information on the arrival times of public transport services.

Ride Sharing Services

This component is dedicated to managing specific services based on the “ride-sharing scheme” and the principle “share the same trip”. This component will work through a specific app, helping to connect users and satisfy their collective mobility needs.

How did the measure progress?

The procurement phase has been concluded. The contract with the software provider for the shared use mobility platform was signed in September 2018.

The selected company is implementing the product and foresees to deliver the first module by the end of 2019.  Final delivery is foreseen by spring 2020. The project partner MemEx has conducted periodic technical checks on the supplier's work developing the Agency’s numerous components.

In addition, MemEx devised a booklet on the design of the Shared Elba Mobility Agency (edited in June 2018 and April 2019).

A dedicated session on the Agency was organised during the CIVITAS Forum 2018 in Umeå, Sweden, and during the DESTINATIONS project meeting held in April 2019 in Portoferraio, Elba. 

What were the outcomes of the measure?

The measure aims to create a smart and accessible means of obtaining information about mobility. By outlining the mobility services on offer, it can help meet user demand.

Basic Information

ELB 4.1
March 2017

Thematic Areas