|SocialCar – carpooling initiative|
|Brief Description||SocialCar is a research and innovation project that seeks to incorporate carpooling into existing mobility systems; by means of powerful planning algorithms and big data integration from public transport, carpooling systems, and crowdsourcing. SocialCar’s approach is based on a holistic vision of shared mobility in an urban and extra-urban environment, taking care of the needs and requirements of local players. Citizens can gain access to a unique service that optimizes the use of all available mobility resources in the sharing economy. Project tends to change the practice of using single car, reduces travel times and costs, increases convenience and contributes to a better environmental performance of urban transport networks. Initiated by the citizens of the City of Skopje, supported by the City of Skopje authorities, involves Public enterprises, Chamber of commerce, Academia, SMEs, NGOs.
SocialCar is expecting to achieve measurable positive and significant behavioural change of the involved citizens, within the project life-time. Improvements will be quantified in the 10 European SocialCar test sites. Expected outcome, Application that will include organized carpooling as one of the travel models in urban areas that will work along the public transport and bike renting system.
The Project will have a direct impact on the air quality – lowering the emissions of CO2, decreasing the traffic congestions, energy saving, noise etc. There is a social component of the project – meeting new people, sharing ideas inside the community of users. A social aspects of the project might have a positive effects on their wellbeing as well, through establishment of new relations among users built up on trust.
|European Country/Countries||Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia|
|Field||Moving: Cycling, Moving: Public Transportation, Moving: Other|
|Impact||Health, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||General population|
|Evaluation||Planned for the future|
|INHERIT Perspective||Although the status of the project is ongoing, things that make the project eligible for inclusion are its potential to contribute to improvement of the state of the environment locally, and its potential global impact on the ecosystem (proximal and distal impact). The project tends to change people’s behavior (change the practice of using single car, shift from private car usage to car-pooling services). It might have a positive effects on the people wellbeing, through establishment of new relations among users built up on trust. Meeting new people, sharing ideas inside the community of users, lead to enhanced social cohesion in the community.|
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|Contact||City of Skopje, Mr. Mario Ringov +389 2 3297 286 | firstname.lastname@example.org|