City of Turku in cooperation with UBC Sustainable Cities Commission organised a two-day HUPMOBILE webinar series to inspire the exchange of best practices in promoting sustainable mobility in the port cities of the Baltic Sea Region.

As there are more than 200 ports operating in the Baltic Sea Region, the thematic on how to develop the mobility surrounding the ports in a holistic manner is of high interest to many different stakeholders.

“Although the challenges related to mobility vary from region to region, the presentations of the webinars will certainly contain considerations suitable for everyone's own context,” says Tero Haahtela, HUPMOBILE project manager from Aalto University.

The first day of the webinar focused on the development of ports and their neighbourhoods. During the two-hour webinar, the development of the Turku port area, smart terminals, the results of a survey on the port area’s resident’s lifestyles, tools for assessing sustainability in the port areas and intelligent traffic light solutions were introduced.

Friday’s webinar focused on ways to achieve seamless sustainable mobility from both passenger and freight perspectives. The webinar speakers wento through insights on developing green mobility chains, joint ticket system for public transport and cultural services as well as contactless payment in public transport, intelligent car parking solutions, microhub-pilot experiments, traffic solutions through simulation and bicycle parking.

Two Q&A-sessions were hosted during both webinar days.

The webinars were held on the Zoom platform and were recorded and hosted by the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) Sustainable Cities Commission.

HUPMOBILE project is funded from the European Regional Development Fund in Interreg Baltic Sea Programme. HUPMOBILE's objective is to provide a holistic approach to the planning, implementation, optimisation and management of integrated, sustainable mobility solutions in Baltic Sea port cities.