|Laboratoria Mobiele Alternatievenves (LaMA) –participative approaches to improving regional mobility|
|Brief Description||The ‘LaMA’ or ‘Laboratoria for mobile alternatives’ project aims to improve the regional mobility through a participatory process that starts from the idea of co-creation.
In this project, both inhabitants, users, policy makers and mobility experts get together to provide – based on a bottom-up approach – creative and bold solutions to solve mobility problems in a specific problem zone in the municipality. Throughout this process, an external expert in the participatory approach is involved.
In the selected municipality, the focus lies on one particular problem zone in the municipality. All relevant stakeholders that live, work or use this specific problem zone can be involved in the brainstorming process to improve this zone.
The process includes four steps and takes one year:
In 2016, the ‘LaMA’ project was conducted in three municipalities. The project was well received in all municipalities by all stakeholders, as it created positive changes in the mobility of the municipality and increased the cohesion between the policy makers, inhabitants and other relevant stakeholders.
|Field||Moving: Cycling, Moving: Walking, Moving: Public Transportation, Moving: Other|
|Impact||Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||General population, Low socio-economic status|
|INHERIT Perspective||The ‘LaMA’ project aims to improve the regional mobility through a participatory process that starts from the idea of co-creation. This project has been chosen for inclusion because of its positive effects on the mobility (e.g. an increase in more sustainable, active transport) and social cohesion between the policy makers, inhabitants, and other relevant stakeholders in the involved municipalities. It also focuses on including inhabitants with low socioeconomic status in the program; by including their viewpoint, it contributes to reducing inequalities. LaMA mainly focused on improving the PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT in a municipality to facilitate more active transport, e.g., implementation of car-free zones, bicycle parking, and bicycle streets.|
|Detailed description PDF filename||Download file|
|Contact||Bert Gilté, Netwerk Duurzame Mobiliteit, firstname.lastname@example.org|