A drastic decrease in transport emissions of 55% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 is required for European cities to reach climate neutrality, which is hindered by inconvenient mobility infrastructure, inadequate services and insufficient governance for short-distance travel, negatively impacting active modes’ safety and security.

REALLOCATE’s main objective is to pave the way towards climate-neutral, safe, inclusive and smart European cities through integrated and innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions that will address the needs of diverse groups and communities while rebalancing street space allocation.

The project will empower ten twinned Mission Cities (Gothenburg-Tampere, Heidelberg-Utrecht, Lyon-Warsaw, Budapest-Zagreb, Barcelona-Bologna) by providing horizontal thematic expertise, supporting them to build a local innovation ecosystem to develop and deploy zero-emission, shared, inclusive, active and human-centred mobility interventions. Pilots in 15 urban and peri-urban unsafe areas will demonstrate innovative urban space management and reallocation strategies for sustainable ways (explicitly focusing on active modes), considering safety, inclusivity, affordability and a just transition to climate neutrality.

Solutions include innovative urban design, behavioural nudging, smart technological and data-driven solutions to reduce actual and perceived road safety risks, all contributing to achieving climate neutrality by 2030. The pilots will be the learning and testing environments for integrated approaches to foster knowledge transfer and collaborative learning to city staff through mentoring and capacity building, knowledge exchange, twinning and work shadowing.

The project’s impact will be exponentially increased by engaging ten cascade cities – Aalborg, Birmingham, Braga, Brașov, Ghent, Linz, Rhodes, Sarajevo, Tartu, and Varna. Those cities will enjoy capacity-building activities and replication packages and guidelines, resulting in implementation plans for reproducing at least one of the piloted innovative solutions.


Lucian Zagan Project Coordinator - Mobility

Starting date

May 2023

Ending date

April 2027

Total budget

€ 50m


University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin (Ucd), Factual Consulting Sl (Factual), Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis (Certh), Iclei European Secretariat Gmbh (Iclei Europasekretariat Gmbh) (Iclei Euro), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung Ev (Fraunhofer), Nudgd Ab (Nudgd), European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation – Intelligent Transport Systems & Services Europe (Ertico Its Eur), Demos Research Institute Oy (Demos), European Cyclists Federation Asbl (Ecf), Barcelona Supercomputing Center Centro Nacional De Supercomputacion (Bsc Cns), Environnement La Mobilite Et L Amenagement (Cerema), Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy (Vtt), Tampereen Kaupunki (Tampere), Ove Arup & Partners Ireland Limited (Arup), International Federation of Pedestrians – Research (Ifp-research), Dekra Automobil Gmbh (Dekra), Ajuntament De Barcelona (Barcelona), Institut Municipal De Persones Amb Discapacitat (Impd), Nemi Mobility Solutions Sl (Nemi), Comune Di Bologna (Cobo), Fondazione Per L’innovazione Urbana (Fiu), Budapest Fovaros Onkormanyzata (Budapest), Bkk Budapesti Kozlekedesi Kozpont Zartkoruen Mukodo Reszvenytarsasag (Bkk), Goteborgs Kommun (Goteborg), Gemeente Utrecht (City of Utrecht), Stichting Sport Utrecht (Sport Utrecht), Veilig Verkeer Nederland (Vvn), Miasto Stoleczne Warszawa (City of Warsaw), Grad Zagreb (City of Zagreb), Sindikat Biciklista Udruga (Sbc), Sveuciliste U Zagrebu Fakultet Prometnih Znanosti (Ftts), Metropole De Lyon (Metropole Lyon), Commune De Lyon (Commune Lyon), Fundacja Na Rzecz Wspolnot Lokalnych Na Miejscu (Fnm), Stadt Heidelberg (Heidelberg), Hogskolan I Halmstad (Hh).