March 15, 2021

Exploring new ways for future sustainable mobility in Kista

March 15, 2021

Exploring new ways for future sustainable mobility in Kista

It was in Kista that we saw the first self-driving vehicle on public roads in the Nordic region, the first 5G-connected self-driving bus and self-driving trucks. Kista is a hub for technology development in the field of transport and for innovative mobility solutions.

Nevertheless, surveys show that more than half of those working in Kista use their own car to get to work, despite a well-developed public transport system. It highlights the need for municipalities, academia, authorities and industry in the Stockholm region to work together and create synergies to accelerate the climate transition.

Property owners and the City of Stockholm have identified the need for new mobile solutions as a priority for the area. Together with the area’s technology-mature commuters and high concentration of ICT expertise, Kista is the perfect place to develop solutions at the forefront.

Now is the time to take the next step, to review how we can combine the latest commercial solutions such as electric charging, electric car pools, on-demand transports, etc. with nudging to new behaviors and build the future mobility system where the latest innovations meet.

With funding from Drive Sweden and Vinnova, Urban ICT Arena will now review how developed mobility solutions can make it more attractive to travel sustainably to Kista. A pre-study, based on lessons learned from previous research in the field, will review how we can offer travelers in the area a convenient and more climate-smart way to choose alternative transport.

With a focus on mobility hubs and new mobility solutions for the last mile, the goal is to develop a proposal that has a high level of innovation and creates an attractive platform for knowledge-intensive businesses to participate in, while providing residents and tenants in the area with better service through easy access to the most appropriate mode of transport, both through a package of flexible travel options for end users and through behavioral change work. As part of the pre-study, the need and possibilities to bring these services together in so-called mobility hubs are examined.

The pre-study is coordinated by Urban ICT Arena. It is carried out together with experts in the field as well as startups/small and medium-sized companies with solutions in mobility, smart payment and nudging. A reference group is created with Kista property owners, the City of Stockholm, Region Stockholm and the Academy; KTH, Stockholm University and RISE.

If you have questions about the pre-study, please contact the project manager Sara Nozkova

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